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

Chief Revenue Officer

Matthew Flynn

Chief Financial Officer

Anna Mann

Senior Vice President, Talent and Culture

Tom Allon

Publisher and General Manager, City and State

Kevin Baron

Executive Editor, Defense One

Lou Anne Brosman

Strategic Advisor, Government Marketing University

Tanya Ballard Brown

Executive Editor, Government Executive

Helen Dubas

Publisher, Government Executive

Daniela Fayer

Group Publisher, Defense

Stephanie Geiger 

Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, Government Marketing University

Aaron Heffron

President of Research and Forecasting

Elle Hempen

Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, The Atlas

Jay Hariani

Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, GovTribe

Frank Konkel

Executive Editor, Nextgov

Heather Kuldell

Editor in Chief, GovExec

Bill Lucia

Executive Editor, Route Fifty

Ellory Monks

Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, The Atlas

Dave MacIntosh

Executive Vice President of Data Sales

Adam Mazmanian

Executive Editor, FCW

Susan Miller

Executive Editor, GCN

Nate Nash

Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, GovTribe

Ralph Ortega

Editor in Chief, City and State

Ray Peterson

Executive Vice President, Forecast International

Alisha Powell Gillis

Senior Editor, Route Fifty

Tim Rahschulte

Executive Vice President, Professional Development Academy

Troy Schneider

President, GovExec360

Hilery Sirpis

Group Publisher, SLED

Nick Wakeman

Editor-in-Chief, Washington Technology

Lauren C. Williams

Senior Editor, Defense Systems