Constance Sayers Witherspoon Appointed to Publisher of Government Executive Media Group

Witherspoon Receives Promotion to Lead Revenue Generation for Atlantic Media Division

Jan 17, 2013, 09:02 ET from Government Executive Media Group

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Government Executive Media Group today announced the appointment of Constance Sayers Witherspoon to the position of Publisher. In this new role, Witherspoon will take on responsibility for revenue generation across Government Executive's entire brand portfolio, including Government Executive, Nextgov, Excellence in Government and Government Business Council.

With her promotion, Ms. Witherspoon returns to the division of Atlantic Media Company where she previously led marketing and events from 2000–2006 and was responsible for producing the Excellence in Government Conference, Excellence in Government West, the Service to America Medals Gala, and the Leadership Breakfast Series. After stints at The Council for Excellence in Government and CQ/Roll Call, Ms. Witherspoon re-joined Atlantic Media in 2010 to serve as vice president of sister division National Journal LIVE. After building a multi-million dollar events business for National Journal, she was then promoted in 2011 to Associate Publisher where she led the National Journal ad sales team.

"With her deep expertise in media, exceptional leadership skills, and strong understanding of the federal government market, Connie is the ideal addition to our leadership team," stated Tim Hartman, President, Government Executive Media Group. "We are delighted to have Connie onboard to help us provide our clients with the smartest, most innovative marketing solutions in the market during a time of rapid evolution for our business and our clients."

Ms. Witherspoon re-joins Government Executive at a time when the Atlantic Media division is expanding its capabilities.  In 2012, Government Executive relaunched its entire brand portfolio and launched a new product line offering marketing services to federal contractors. Further, the specific focus on engaging members of federal acquisition teams has led to tremendous audience growth. Government Executive has established itself as the #1 media resource among federal purchase influencers across over 20 product categories, including technology, consulting and education and training.1

"I am excited to re-join Government Executive at this important moment in its history," said Witherspoon.  "Government Executive is one of the most innovative publishers in business media, and I look forward to helping bring groundbreaking, results-oriented marketing solutions to the federal contractor community."

About Government Executive Media Group

As part of Atlantic Media Company, Government Executive Media Group is dedicated to the mission of "informing and challenging the national discourse" through serving federal managers and executives across government. Government Executive Media Group is the #1 media resource for top federal decision makers1 and the essential marketing partner for companies seeking engagement with members of federal acquisition teams. For more information about Government Executive Media Group, visit

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1 Market Connections, Inc., 2012.

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