e.Republic Expands GOVERNING Division in Washington, DC

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  (September, 20, 2011) e.Republic announced it has welcomed a number of new team members to its GOVERNING office in Washington, DC to better serve state and local government.

Justin Greeves joins e.Republic as the corporate Vice President of Research.  Based in DC, Justin will lead an integrated research effort across divisions and on coasts, supporting editorial, online community building, market intelligence and internal business needs as a shared service. Initially, he will focus on developing reader panels to forge deeper relationships with constituents and gain greater insights into the priorities of state and local government.  Justin brings two decades of experience in public affairs, public opinion and market research with companies such as VisionCritical and Harris Interactive.

Meg Varley-Keller is GOVERNING’s new Marketing Director, responsible for branding, marketing and strategic outreach around existing and new product and service offerings.  Meg comes with a broad and diverse background in publishing and government.    Most recently, she held similar roles at Alexander Street Press and RFF Press/Resources for the Future.  Previously she worked at World Bank Publications and the Library Division of CQ Press – all of which are in the Washington, DC area.   Earlier, she was an aide in both the offices of the Ohio State Senate and the Ohio Governor’s Office in Columbus, OH.

Within editorial, GOVERNING is expanding its commitment to original news coverage, the web and computer-assisted journalism with three new people:

Kathy A. Gambrell is the Editor of Governing.com, charged with expanding daily coverage and analysis of the states and localities as public leaders navigate through challenging and important times.   Kathy has been a Washington journalist and editor for 19 years, six of them as the managing editor of the CongressDaily congressional news service. Earlier, she served as the White House correspondent for United Press International during the second Bush administration for four years. A native Washingtonian, she started her career covering state and local government for the Washington Post-owned Gazette Newspapers.  For the past year, she has been a web and online consultant for the AARP and the National Association for Home Care and Hospice.

Tina Trenkner is not new to the office but does take on the new role of Deputy Editor of Governing.com.  She will continue building Governing’s presence on, and relationships within, social media as well as taking on greater day-to-day responsibilities for governing.com.

Mike Maciag is GOVERNING’s Data Editor who is working with the editorial team to tell stories through numbers in print, on governing.com and the new GOVERNING Data microsite (www.governing.com/gov-data).  He is the in-house data curator (finding stories hiding in plain sight in publicly available data sets), helping build out an online library of infographics and visualizations and integrating them in GOVERNING’s storytelling.  Mike comes to GOVERNING from the Erie (PA) Times-News, where he worked on online data projects, investigative reporting and writing articles on different topics. He previously held similar roles as an intern at the South Florida Sun Sentinel and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Dylan Scott is also new to the editorial team, filling a recently vacated staff writer role.  Dylan has just completed a nine-month reporting internship at the Las Vegas Sun after graduating from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio and winning the Associated Press Society of Ohio award for Best Investigative Reporting in 2010 for a series of articles on Ohio University’s structural deficit.

GOVERNING’s sales and administrative offices are at full strength with the addition of Jackie Gault as Sales Director, who formerly served as the VP of business development for the Fairfax County, VA Chamber of Commerce and, earlier, as the North American representative of Monch Publishing of Bonn, Germany.

The sales team is now supported by Nurah Abdul-Majeed and Elisabeth Frerichs – both of whom join GOVERNING as media coordinators.

The DC office is also shared with David Rodgers, the new Regional Sales Director for the Government Technology Media Group.  David comes to GT from the technology vendor side with broad experience selling and managing sales teams in the federal, state and local government markets.

They join the finest group of dedicated professionals in the business.