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Leadership

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LEADERSHIP

Lou Anne Brossman

Founder and Strategic Advisor

Lou Anne Brossman is CEO and founder of Government Marketing University. Her passion for “bringing clarity to the clutter in government marketing” drove her to found GMarkU. Lou Anne has over 35 years of public sector government marketing leadership experience gained while working for some of the leading companies in the market (Juniper Networks, immixGroup, EMC).  She is a customer-centric, solution-oriented marketer. She has in-depth knowledge of product and services branding, communications and strategic planning and is committed to increasing client’s competitiveness, market share and profitability.

She is a sought-out speaker on Government Marketing Best Practices and is well recognized and respected for her ability to drive Thought Leadership campaigns on relevant federal, state and local government policies and mandates. Lou Anne has served on numerous boards including immixGroup and Trezza Media and was a founding member of the Women’s Center Executive Council. Lou Anne was honored with the Heroines in Technology award presented by Women in Technology and she was the recipient of the ACT IAC Dedication to Making a Difference award. In 2017 Lou Anne was a finalist for “2017 Women Business Owner of the Year” in the National Association of Women Business Owners and was named a “2017 Trending 40 Federal Entrepreneurs and Innovators.

Lou Anne Brossman

Founder and Strategic Advisor

Lou Anne Brossman is CEO and founder of Government Marketing University. Her passion for “bringing clarity to the clutter in government marketing” drove her to found GMarkU. Lou Anne has over 35 years of public sector government marketing leadership experience gained while working for some of the leading companies in the market (Juniper Networks, immixGroup, EMC).  She is a customer-centric, solution-oriented marketer. She has in-depth knowledge of product and services branding, communications and strategic planning and is committed to increasing client’s competitiveness, market share and profitability.

She is a sought-out speaker on Government Marketing Best Practices and is well recognized and respected for her ability to drive Thought Leadership campaigns on relevant federal, state and local government policies and mandates. Lou Anne has served on numerous boards including immixGroup and Trezza Media and was a founding member of the Women’s Center Executive Council. Lou Anne was honored with the Heroines in Technology award presented by Women in Technology and she was the recipient of the ACT IAC Dedication to Making a Difference award. In 2017 Lou Anne was a finalist for “2017 Women Business Owner of the Year” in the National Association of Women Business Owners and was named a “2017 Trending 40 Federal Entrepreneurs and Innovators.

Stephanie Geiger

Co-founder and Executive Vice President

Stephanie Geiger has 15 years of experience in U.S. Public Sector marketing with various leadership roles at Professional Services firms, Value-Added Resellers, and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Most recently she held the role of Senior Vice President of the Virtual Marketing Division at Sage Communications. There she directed the strategy, planning, and implementation of integrated public sector marketing campaigns for technology companies and government contractors.

In 2015 Geiger helped to co-found Government Marketing University, filling the need for a marketplace of knowledge to support professionals responsible for marketing and selling into the U.S. Public Sector. Her passion is for helping to enable others in expanding their knowledge and gain in-depth insight into this unique marketplace. As Executive Vice President, she leads the company’s business operations, setting the annual strategic plan to ensure the mission of “For the People. By the People” remains at the forefront of all that Government Marketing University brings to this amazing community.

She is a member of the American Marketing Association (AMA), James Madison University Alumni, die hard CAPS fan and lover of travel and great food.

Stephanie Geiger

Co-founder and Executive Vice President

Stephanie Geiger has 15 years of experience in U.S. Public Sector marketing with various leadership roles at Professional Services firms, Value-Added Resellers, and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Most recently she held the role of Senior Vice President of the Virtual Marketing Division at Sage Communications. There she directed the strategy, planning, and implementation of integrated public sector marketing campaigns for technology companies and government contractors.

In 2015 Geiger helped to co-found Government Marketing University, filling the need for a marketplace of knowledge to support professionals responsible for marketing and selling into the U.S. Public Sector. Her passion is for helping to enable others in expanding their knowledge and gain in-depth insight into this unique marketplace. As Executive Vice President, she leads the company’s business operations, setting the annual strategic plan to ensure the mission of “For the People. By the People” remains at the forefront of all that Government Marketing University brings to this amazing community.

She is a member of the American Marketing Association (AMA), James Madison University Alumni, die hard CAPS fan and lover of travel and great food.

Steve Watkins

Chief Content Officer

Steven Watkins is an award-winning journalist, columnist, content marketing professional, editor and authority on federal management, technology and media. He launched Watkins Communications in 2015, providing a variety of tailored communications and consulting services to clients in the federal marketplace and offering expertise in all varieties of content platforms, including live events, webcasts, white papers, video, social media, bylined articles, blogs, and issue briefs. In 2016, Watkins became Chief Content Officer for Government Marketing University, a new community-based, collaborative platform providing training, events, career development and community building for professionals serving the public sector marketplace. Prior to launching Watkins Communications, he served 15 years as the editor of Federal Times, a leading media brand serving the federal management community, Congress and contractors. Under Watkins’ leadership, Federal Times won more than three dozen national and regional peer-reviewed awards for journalism excellence in the categories of investigative reporting, news analysis and government coverage. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at events focused on federal management and technology. As editor, Watkins transformed the Federal Times editorial brand from a legacy subscription-based publication into a modern business-to-business model focused on the federal management community. Watkins repositioned Federal Times to become a robust digital brand with an emphasis on federal modernization and a platform for thought leadership on federal management issues. During Watkins’ tenure, Federal Times consistently ranked No. 1 or No. 2 nationally as the “Top Federal Publication Read” by Market Connections Inc., which began conducting federal market research studies in 2011. Prior to joining Federal Times, Watkins was a foreign business correspondent in Southeast Asia, contributing to a wide variety of U.S. business publications. He also reported for various Washington-based publications covering national security, military operations and programs, and international trade. Watkins also reported for Scripps Howard News Service and is a graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

Steve Watkins

Chief Content Officer

Steven Watkins is an award-winning journalist, columnist, content marketing professional, editor and authority on federal management, technology and media. He launched Watkins Communications in 2015, providing a variety of tailored communications and consulting services to clients in the federal marketplace and offering expertise in all varieties of content platforms, including live events, webcasts, white papers, video, social media, bylined articles, blogs, and issue briefs. In 2016, Watkins became Chief Content Officer for Government Marketing University, a new community-based, collaborative platform providing training, events, career development and community building for professionals serving the public sector marketplace. Prior to launching Watkins Communications, he served 15 years as the editor of Federal Times, a leading media brand serving the federal management community, Congress and contractors. Under Watkins’ leadership, Federal Times won more than three dozen national and regional peer-reviewed awards for journalism excellence in the categories of investigative reporting, news analysis and government coverage. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at events focused on federal management and technology. As editor, Watkins transformed the Federal Times editorial brand from a legacy subscription-based publication into a modern business-to-business model focused on the federal management community. Watkins repositioned Federal Times to become a robust digital brand with an emphasis on federal modernization and a platform for thought leadership on federal management issues. During Watkins’ tenure, Federal Times consistently ranked No. 1 or No. 2 nationally as the “Top Federal Publication Read” by Market Connections Inc., which began conducting federal market research studies in 2011. Prior to joining Federal Times, Watkins was a foreign business correspondent in Southeast Asia, contributing to a wide variety of U.S. business publications. He also reported for various Washington-based publications covering national security, military operations and programs, and international trade. Watkins also reported for Scripps Howard News Service and is a graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.