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Technology Insights for Leaders in State & Local Government

About The Editors

About StateTech

StateTech helps state and local government IT leaders evaluate and implement technology to help organizations work better, smarter and at less cost. The publication offers best practices, features, product reviews and case studies from the field.

CDW publishes StateTech, which debuted in November 2001. View our 2013 editorial calendar.

About CDW

Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., CDW is a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare. With a balanced portfolio of 250,000 small-, medium- and large-sized customers, CDW generated net sales of $9.6 billion in 2011, and currently employs more than 6,900 coworkers in 25 locations across the U.S. and Canada.

Founded in 1984 by entrepreneur Michael Krasny, CDW pioneered the business model that melds personalized business-to-business technology distribution with advanced technology services. Today, CDW is ranked No. 267 on the FORTUNE 500 list of America’s top companies.

Ryan PetersenRYAN PETERSEN
Editor in Chief - [e-mail]

Ryan has been a magazine and newspaper editor for 13 years, with the last seven covering a variety of bases for StateTech. As editor in chief, he works on developing editorial strategy and is always on the lookout for new writing talent and sharing great stories with the IT world. Before working on CDW’s family of magazines, Ryan worked at the Kane County Chronicle, the Moline Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus newspapers. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, biking and obsessively following Iowa Hawkeye sports. Against his better judgment, Ryan is raising his children as Cubs fans.

 
Vanessa RobertsVANESSA ROBERTS
Editorial Director - [e-mail] 

Vanessa has worked on the magazine since April 2005. Previously, she spent 18 years at Government Computer News, as managing editor, news editor and writer. In her former spare time, before her family-of-four years, she liked to read a book in one or two sittings and dive wrecks along the Carolina shores and reefs around any Caribbean island.

 
Marla ClarkMARLA CLARK
Executive Content Editor - [e-mail]

Marla is a 16-year magazine industry veteran, having begun her career with EMedia, a now-defunct trade magazine that focused on digital storage technologies. She later worked as an editor for publications serving the pharmaceutical, lodging, education and residential architecture industries before returning to her tech roots in April 2010 as managing editor of EdTech. In her spare time, she likes to read paper books and magazines and root for the Red Sox and Nationals.

 
Amy SchurrAMY SCHURR
Managing Editor - [e-mail]

Amy has more than 15 years experience as a technology editor, with more than a dozen years spent in the telecommunications arena,including 10 years with International Data Group’s Network World. She also was on the Ziff-Davis PC Week team that launched the specialized Netweek edition focusing on networking products. Amy spent five years as senior managing editor for Network World’s features group, where she oversaw content for features articles in print and online as well as the Management Strategies and Technology Updates sections.

 
BRAD SOWELL
Senior Editor - [e-mail]

Brad is a senior editor for StateTech magazine and works closely with media relations and other professionals to develop articles for the magazine. Brad was most recently a public relations specialist at S&S Public Relations. Before that, he handled public affairs for the U.S. Department of Energy. When not following the Cubs and Hawkeyes religiously, Brad is an avid distance runner and has been competing in races across the Midwest for more than 15 years.

 
Jimmy DalyJIMMY DALY
Online Content Manager - [e-mail]

Jimmy publishes and manages the content on StateTech magazine's web site. He's a writer, photographer and social media addict.

 
Art Directors
Gregory Atkins,
Kevin Hambel

Copy Editors
Allison Leopold, Ellen Wu

Project Managers
Nikki Tretler, Brandon Wamsat
Production Artist
Susie Stevenson
Photo Editor
Sara Elder
Circulation
Eugene Lee
Ad Design & Production
Alison Massie, Penny Carr
Digital Project Director
Chris Dornfeld 
Senior Web Developers
Brock Fanning
Web Designer
Kevin Hambel
Online Content Manager
Jimmy Daly 
Partner Advertising
Karl Schulz
847.419.6283
karlsch@cdw.com
General Manager,
Public Sector Marketing

Ann-Marie Clark
Senior Manager,
State and Local Marketing
Liz White
847.371.5029
lizwhi@cdw.com
Subscription Change Requests
Kim Vandenheuvel
847.371.2309 kimvan@cdw.com
CEO
Thomas E. Richards 
Director,
State and Local Sales

David Hutchins
  Publisher
Jim Garlow