GovLoop President & Founder, Steve Ressler, Selected for Inaugural Class of Presidential Leadership

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GovDelivery, a company dedicated to empowering government to make life better for more people, today announced that Steve Ressler, President and Founder of public sector knowledge network GovLoop, has been selected to be a member of the inaugural class of Presidential Leadership Scholars, a unique leadership development initiative that draws upon the resources of the U.S. presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush.

These presidential centers have partnered to bring together a select group of leaders who have the desire and capacity to take their leadership strengths to a higher level in order to help their communities and our country.

Ressler founded GovLoop, a community of more than 150,000 government leaders, in 2008 as a federal employee searching for answers to common government problems. His passion for improving public service as a third generation federal employee drove him to create what has become GovLoop. GovLoop, which is owned by GovDelivery, serves a community of public sector leaders by helping them to foster collaboration, learn from each other, solve problems and advance in their government careers through articles, newsletters, research guides, and events. The rapidly-growing GovLoop experienced break-out success in 2014, more than doubling in staff, revenue, and audience including more than 30,000 government leaders taking their online training. In this leadership program, Ressler will focus on developing GovLoop Academy, a newly created online training academy with hundreds of free, short, high impact learning experiences for federal, state, and local government employees on topics ranging from leadership to technology to procurement.

Sixty scholars from a variety of sectors – private, public, non-profit, military, and academia – were invited to participate in this year’s cohort, which began a 6-month, executive-education series at Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home, in late February.

Over the course of the program, scholars will travel to each participating presidential center to learn from former presidents, key administration officials, and leading academics to learn and put into practice varying approaches to leadership, develop a network of peers, and exchange ideas with mentors and others who can help them make an impact in their communities.

The curriculum draws from presidential center archives and resources related to leadership moments from each administration. It includes insights from how each president addressed pressing challenges and benefits from the participation of President George W. Bush and President William J. Clinton. It also relies upon in-depth analyses of how leaders across all sectors address similar types of challenges.

For further information please contact Hannah Abney, director of communications at the Bush Center, at HABNEY@BUSHCENTER.ORG or 214.200.4328.

About GovLoop

GovLoop’s mission is to “connect government to improve government.” We aim to inspire public-sector professionals by serving as the knowledge network for government. GovLoop connects more than 150,000 members, fostering cross-government collaboration, solving common problems and advancing government careers. GovLoop is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with a team of dedicated professionals who share a commitment to connect and improve government.

About GovDelivery

GovDelivery empowers government to create better lives for more people. More than 1,000 organizations worldwide use the GovDelivery platform and network to inform and engage over 80 million people. GovDelivery is the only digital marketing platform built exclusively for public sector organizations in order to promote usage of services, enhance public awareness, and increase the contributions and involvement of citizen communities. GovDelivery is an Actua (Nasdaq: ACTA) company.