Kelly Olson, former Director of Strategic Initiatives & Outreach for the General Services Administration (GSA), has been hired by Atlantic Media to serve as Senior Director in charge of events for Government Executive Media Group (GEMG). GEMG is the government and defense division of Atlantic Media which publishes Government Executive, Nextgov and Defense One. Events have become an increasingly profitable part of GEMG’s portfolio, which predicts that revenue from events such as the Excellence in Government forum, Nextgov Prime, and the Defense One Summit will increase over 50% this year.
Prior to GSA, Olson’s served as Vice President at ConnellyWorks, Inc., a leading communications company in the federal technology market, and as Director, Conferences & Events at the American Council for Technology (ACT-IAC). In 2009, she was named one of ConventionSouth Magazine‘s Professionals to Watch.
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