Speakers 2016

See our previous 2016 Speaker Lineup here.

See 2016 PowerTalk facilitators.

Host/Emcee

Kristy Dalton
Kristy Dalton

Government Social Media LLC
Founder & CEO
GovGirl.com Video Host

Welcome

Mayor Hillary Schieve
Hillary Schieve

City of Reno, NV
Mayor

Keynote

Katie Harbath
Katie Harbath

Facebook
Global Government Outreach Director

Keynote

Ben Thibeault
Ben Thibeault

LinkedIn
Enterprise Sales Manager

Keynote

Sean Evins
Sean Evins

Twitter
Senior Partnership Manager, Govt & Elections

Keynote

Laurent Crenshaw
Laurent Crenshaw

Yelp
Head of Federal Public Policy

Keynote

Jaime Stein
Jaime Stein

Hootsuite
Customer Success Executive

Panelist

Chad Barth
Chad Barth

Eventbrite
Senior Political & Government Relations Mgr

Breakout Session Speakers

Kristin Banchero
Kristin Banchero

Executive Assistant
Montana Highway Patrol

Anthony Bejaran
Anthony Bejaran

Deputy Sheriff – Public Information Officer
Stanislaus County, CA Sheriff’s Office

Cheryl Bledsoe
Cheryl Bledsoe

Executive Director
Virtual Emergency Management Association

Whitney Booth
Whitney Booth

Public Relations Coordinator
Provo City, UT

Natalia Bowser
Natalia Bowser

Chief Financial Officer
Montana Highway Patrol

Andrew Caravella
Andrew Caravella

Vice President, Marketing
Sprout Social

Alex Carr
Alex Carr

Communications Specialist
Lake County, IL

Ben Cathers
Ben Cathers

Senior Solutions Consultant
Hootsuite

Anil Chawla
Anil Chawla

Founder & CEO
ArchiveSocial

Erin Cochran
Erin Cochran

Media Relations
Marin County, CA

Maria Country
Maria Country

Public Sector
Sprinklr

Jennifer Davies
Jennifer Davies

Public Information Officer
City of Las Vegas, NV

Maureen (Mo) De Nieva
Maureen (Mo) De Nieva

Senior Program Coordinator
Marin County, CA

Austin Ellington
Austin Ellington

Digital Content and Social Media Coordinator
City of Round Rock, TX

Beth Emmons
Beth Emmons

Manager of Communications
Web Content & Publications

Tennessee Department of Transportation

Mary Jo Flynn
Mary Jo Flynn

Emergency Operations Coordinator
Sacramento County, CA

Nicholaus Geier
Nicholaus Geier

Digital Engagement Strategist
GovDelivery

Will Hampton
Will Hampton

Communication Director
City of Round Rock, TX

Brooke Hooker
Brooke Hooker

Communications Coordinator
Lake County DOT, IL

Chris Hsiung
Chris Hsiung

Captain
City of Mountain View, CA Police Department

Kaitlin Keeler
Kaitlin Keeler

Digital Editorial Manager
Oakland County, MI

Kirstin Kline
Kirstin Kline

Social Media Manager
CalPERS, Sacramento, CA

Deanna Lambert
Deanna Lambert

New Multimedia Product Manager
Tennessee Department of Transportation

Lauragail Locke
Lauragail Locke

Marketing Services Director
City of Wichita, KS

Tom Lorenz
Tom Lorenz

Director of Communications & Community Relations
City of Glendale, CA

Mark Manning
Mark Manning

Budget & Research Officer
City of Wichita, KS

Timothy Martin
Timothy Martin

Communications & Media Coordinator
City of Roanoke, VA

Bethany McDaniel
Bethany McDaniel

Editorial Director
Georgia Technology Authority, GeorgiaGov Interactive

Zach Perron

Police Lieutenant
City of Palo Alto, CA Police Department

Lon Peterson
Lon Peterson

Communications Manager
City of Palo Alto, CA

Joseph Porcelli
Joseph Porcelli

Senior City Strategist
Nextdoor

Michael Riedyk
Michael Riedyk

CEO and Founder
Pagefreezer

Brittany Ritzi Foust
Brittany Ritzi Foust

Community Information Specialist
City of Corona, CA

Nicole Sabourin
Nicole Sabourin

Social Media Coordinator
Mecklenburg County, NC

Kerry Shearer
Kerry Shearer

Kerry Shearer Communications
Sacramento, CA

Heather Shirm
Heather Shirm

Digital Marketing & Communications Manager
Palm Beach County, FL

Royjindar (Raj) Singh
Royjindar (Raj) Singh

Deputy Sheriff
Stanislaus County, CA

Jennifer Snyder
Jennifer Snyder

Digital Media Specialist
Town of Queen Creek, AZ

Jay Socol
Jay Socol

Director of Public Communications
City of College Station, TX

Colin Steiner
Colin Steiner

Social Media Contributor
CalPERS, Sacramento, CA

Karen Tapahe
Karen Tapahe

Community Relations Coordinator
Provo City, UT

Julie Tappendorf
Julie Tappendorf

Equity Partner
Ancel Glink

Jeff Trujillo
Jeff Trujillo

Video Operations Manager
City of Anaheim, CA

Megan VanDenHeuvel
Megan VanDenHeuvel

Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service – Great Falls

Kristen Waggener
Kristen Waggener

Communications Specialist
City of Lenexa, KS

April 11-13, 2017 | Dallas, TX