SOURCE: e.Republic, Inc.

January 13, 2010 18:11 ET

Strategic Initiatives Vice President Named by e.Republic

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - January 13, 2010) - e.Republic, Inc. has promoted Marina Leight to the newly created position of Vice President for Strategic Initiatives. In her new role, Leight will identify and develop new market opportunities, strategic alliances and business initiatives in key segments of the $2.8 trillion state and local market, including transportation, economic development, finance, energy and environment for e.Republic's recently acquired GOVERNING magazine.

Leight will assist in building out the GOVERNING media platform with new events, online communities, publishing, and research programs. She will also oversee content and execution of GOVERNING's current slate of events including the annual Public Official of the Year program.

Prior to her promotion, Leight served as Vice President of Education for e.Republic's Converge media platform and the Center for Digital Education where she was responsible for running its award-winning magazine and leading website as well as custom publishing and high-level events in national jurisdictions.

About e.Republic, Inc.

e.Republic, Inc. is the nation's leading publishing, research, event and new media company focused on the state and local government and education markets. e.Republic publishes award-winning magazines in these fields, including Government Technology, GOVERNING, Public CIO, and Emergency Management. www.erepublic.com

About GOVERNING

GOVERNING connects America's leaders by providing intelligence and analysis on management, policy and politics to help guide and inspire innovative leaders across state and local government. Our audience -- online, in print and in-person -- includes governors, mayors, legislators, local council members, program directors, agency heads, CIOs, policy advisors and other senior governmental officials. www.governing.com

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