WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - April 08, 2014) - Kelly Olson, Senior Director of Events for Government Executive Media Group, today announced the hiring of Frank Konkel as Editor, Events. In this role, Konkel will lead the development and production of editorial content and identify new formats and partnerships for Government Executive Media Group's events business.
"I am delighted that we are able to bring such a talent as Frank onboard," said Mrs. Olson. "Frank is a journalist who is built for the new era of media and his understanding of technology and other key issues in the federal space will serve us well in creating engaging, highly-useful editorial events for our government audiences."
At Government Executive Media Group, Konkel will oversee and drive events content strategy across its government and defense brands, including Government Executive, Nextgov and Defense One, all of which hold market-leading positions and have fast-growing, tech-savvy audiences. Konkel is joining at a time of rapid growth -- fueled by increasing demand from companies seeking to engage federal decision makers, Government Executive Media Group's events revenue is on track to increase by over 50% in 2014.
"I'm excited to be part of Government Executive Media Group," said Konkel. "Its combination of high-quality digital journalism and innovative, compelling government-focused events make it an exceptional platform."
Konkel comes to Government Executive Media Group from 1105 Media's Federal Computer Week (FCW), where he reported on the government's use of technology, including policies, management strategies and oversight. While at FCW, Konkel broke technology news often through his coverage of pressing government I.T. topics such as cyber-security, cloud computing, big data, mobile communication, policy enforcement and other emerging technologies relevant to civilian, defense and intelligence agencies. Prior to FCW, Konkel served as a reporter for several regional publications in Michigan where he covered government, business and education.
Konkel's first project will be to take over finalizing content for the upcoming edition of Excellence in Government, which will convene the largest and most concentrated audience of federal decision makers in the market. Over 875 federal managers have already registered for the event, which will explore "The Agency of the Future." Speakers announced so far include:
About Government Executive Media Group
The government and defense division of Atlantic Media, Government Executive Media Group (GEMG) is the premier publisher in the government market. Its media brands include Government Executive, Nextgov, and Defense One, all of which hold market-leading positions