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Government as a PARTNER Panel Discussion

Government as a Partner
Location: Room 146 Level:

A panel discussion featuring the Government as a PARTNER category speakers, moderated by Steve Lunceford of Deloitte Consulting, and Hillary Hartley of NIC Inc.

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Steve Lunceford


Steve Lunceford is a communications strategist for Deloitte’s Public Sector, a leading provider of consulting services to U.S. Federal and state/local governments. Mr. Lunceford has 20 years experience in media relations and corporate communications, working with key international, U.S., local and trade media on behalf of firms such as Sprint, Choice Hotels International, BearingPoint, RadioShack and the NFL. He has broad-based expertise in corporate positioning and raising awareness for brands and business/consumer products and services; from enterprise IT and wireless, to federal contracts, broadband and hospitality/travel. Mr. Lunceford is an expert in crisis communications planning and execution, and is an evangelist for the use of new media technologies to help achieve traditional communications objectives. He is the founder of, the first government social media directory, and a co-host of, a weekly podcast about the use of social media in government.

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Hillary Hartley

NIC Inc.

Hillary Hartley is the Director of Integrated Marketing for NIC Inc. – the largest provider of outsourced eGovernment portals and services, currently serving 25 states and hundreds of local governments in the United States. Hillary works with teams to integrate both traditional marketing and design best practices, along with Web 2.0 technology and social media strategies. She also created and oversees NIC’s successful partner portal, an exclusive resource for eGovernment leaders across the country.

In 2004, Hillary led the team that created – the first nationwide polling place lookup site launched during the November general election.

A frequent speaker at government technology events, Hillary also blogs the Gov 2.0 beat for Stowe Boyd’s /Ground project and Pistachio Consulting’s Touchbase Blog. Co-owner of Citizen Space and co-founder of EqualityCamp, she spends much of her free time on community-based movements such as BarCamp and Coworking and has enjoyed participating in eDemocracyCamp, TransparencyCamp and Gov2.0Camp.

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  • Jive Software
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Siteworx
  • Government Executive Media Group
  • Nextgov
  • Anita Borg Institute
  • The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
  • Express
  • Fedscoop
  • Mozes
  • Open Source for America
  • Social Media Today
  • The Washington Post
  • Who Runs Gov

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