Our mission.

When we need to do big things in the world—such as COVID response, rebuilding after natural disasters, improving the lives of the poor, providing national or local security—we call on the government to lead and develop solutions. At GovExec, our mission is to inform and inspire government leaders and civil servants at all levels to achieve the goals of improving society. We do this by providing them and the partners that support them with information, data, and insights that enable them to pursue excellence in their work and make the world a better place.

Our story.

More than 50 years ago, Government Executive was founded to “publish challenging ideas, tempered only by the demand that our work be responsible journalism,” as stated by Founding Editor and Publisher C.W. Borklund.

While the portfolio has expanded to include six digital publications—Government Executive, Nextgov, Defense One, Route Fifty, City & State New York, and City & State Pennsylvania—the most unique data and insights community platform in the public sector, The Atlas for Cities, as well as live and online events, high-quality research, and a custom content studio, GovExec has not wavered in its commitment to bring clarity to the government issues of today and tomorrow.

Throughout our evolution, our audience—leaders across all facets of government and those in the public sector who support them—remains at the heart of what we do.

"We understand how to get the government mission done, and regardless of who you are, we understand how you can support that mission to achieve great results."

Tim Hartman, Chief Executive Officer, GovExec


GovExec is powered by talented, passionate, innovative leaders committed to catalyzing the government mission.

Peter Goldstone


Tim Hartman

Chief Executive Officer

Constance Sayers


Matthew Flynn

Chief Financial Officer

Tom Shoop

Editor in Chief, GovExec

Ralph Ortega

Editor in Chief, City and State

Tom Allon

Publisher and General Manager, City and State

Ellory Monks

Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, The Atlas

Elle Hempen

Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, The Atlas

James Hanson

Group Publisher, Federal

Hilery Sirpis

Group Publisher, SLED

Daniela Fayer

Group Publisher, Defense

Helen Dubas

Publisher, Government Executive

Frank Salatto

Senior Vice President, Brand and Strategy

Anna Mann

Vice President, Talent and Culture

Anna Pettyjohn

Senior Vice President, Events

Allie DeNicuolo

Vice President, Marketing and Digital Operations

Mark Kawar

Vice President of Operations, Product, and Planning

Katherine Peters

Deputy Editor, Government Executive

Kevin Baron

Executive Editor, Defense One

Frank Konkel

Executive Editor, Nextgov

Heather Kuldell

Managing Editor, Nextgov

Alisha Powell Gillis

Senior Editor, Route Fifty

Bill Lucia

Senior Editor, Route Fifty