Washington, DC, and St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) October 19, 2009
GovLoop, the premier social network for the government community, announced today that it has filled a key leadership position by hiring government 2.0 evangelist Andrew Krzmarzick as Director of Community Engagement.
Krzmarzick will be charged with encouraging outreach, partnership and engagement to help the community grow and bring even greater value to members. The expansion of the GovLoop team reinforces the momentum of the "Facebook for Government" as it rapidly builds a team and dedicates resources to building a community devoted to improving government through collaboration.
In addition, GovLoop officially reached its 20,000-member milestone in early October 2009. In its first year, GovLoop grew to 10,000 members then doubled in size just four months later. GovLoop expects rapid growth to continue with a goal of surpassing 100,000 members in 2010.
Krzmarzick will serve as the official GovLoop Community Manager. In this role, he will be responsible for engaging and growing the GovLoop community - reinforcing its core mission of connecting government to improve government. Prior to joining GovLoop, Krzmarzick served as the Senior Project Coordinator at the Graduate School, (formerly the Graduate School, United States Department of Agriculture). In this position, he became widely known as one of the premier visionaries in the emerging government 2.0 sector.
"Andy is a true government 2.0 visionary and has been a long-time advocate of the GovLoop community," said Steve Ressler, founder and president of GovLoop. "He brings an unmatched level of expertise and passion for growing the community and increasing its power for the government sector. Andy and I have worked together previously in launching http://www.iampublicservice.org, and there is no one better to champion GovLoop and continue its contributions to public sector problem solving."
At the Graduate School, Krzmarzick designed and delivered high-impact, hands-on training, including courses that address the impact of social media, generational diversity and telework on the public sector. In addition, he has facilitated workshops and presented at numerous government agencies and conferences.
"I am excited to officially be on the GovLoop team," Krzmarzick said. "I've watched with admiration over the past 15 months as the community has grown and the members have connected with one another to share information and ideas generously. I see its potential as a place where people in and around government can turn in real time to get linked with the people and information they need to perform their jobs more effectively. Our members are passionate and I am eager to serve them in a full-time capacity as we collectively develop innovative solutions and replicate best practices across all levels of government - both in the United States and beyond."
In addition to training and speaking, Krzmarzick used GovLoop to coordinate the creation of a first of its kind "TweetBook" for the Open Government and Innovations Conference. In addition, Krzmarzick's blog was recently named a top government blogger on the IT beat by Federal Computer Week. He has also produced hundreds of winning proposals and other promotional content over the past 10 years to earn more than $100 million for non-profit organizations, federal, state and local government entities, health departments, school districts and educational institutions.
Krzmarzick earned his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute and a master's certificate in project management from Villanova University. He also has a master's degree in theology from The Catholic University of America and a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Iowa State University.
GovLoop is the premier social network connecting the government community; a powerful space for people in and around government to collaborate, socialize and support each other in an effort to make government better. GovLoop's mission is to connect government to improve government. It is an active community of over 20,000 members from all levels of government and many countries that share knowledge on topics ranging from social media policy to technology to professional development. Members of the government community can join at http://www.govloop.com. GovLoop is a division of GovDelivery, Inc., the world's leading provider of government-to-citizen digital communication solutions. For more information, visit http://www.govdelivery.com.