ExecutiveGov’s parent company and publisher, Executive Mosaic, announced today that Gerry A. Simone has been named editor-in-chief of the company’s host of media properties covering federal marketplace news and government contracting.
Executive Mosaic CEO and Publisher Jim Garrettson praised Simone as “an accomplished and trusted adviser in online and media print media.”
He added that she would take the company’s growing media properties “to the next stage” and “would continue to build upon an already strong readership.”
Simone is tasked with leading Executive Mosaic’s newsroom and setting the editorial direction for EM’s print publication, GovConExec magazine, which will soon launch its March issue on cloud computing.
In addition, she will oversee more than five daily online news sites, including: GovConWire.com, TheNewNewInternet.com, ExecutiveGov.com, ExecutiveBiz.com and GovConExecutive.com.
Simone got her start on the other side of the news business, securing government contractors and tech companies high-profile coverage in national and trade media, which has prepared her for her current role.
“Throughout my career, I have thrived on working with respected journalists as a national spokesperson for area companies,” she said. “I am compelled by Executive Mosaic’s unique media focus on stories about the corporate leaders and business of government contracting — one of the largest and most vibrant U.S. markets.”
For the future, Simone said she will focus on more varied coverage.
The editorial team is continuing to build working relationships with a number of industry stakeholders including government and technology leaders and industry analysts. “Their voices will be reflected in our coverage,” she said. “I look forward to further expanding our proud publishing tradition — our readers will be the first to see the results.”