National Journal Group CEO Tim Hartman today named Constance Sayers Witherspoon president of Government Executive Media Group and Tom Shoop executive vice president and editor in chief of the brand.
“Connie’s deep understanding of the public sector combined with her natural leadership talents make her an ideal choice to steward Government Executive’s expansion as we continue our move into the defense and state and local arenas,” said Hartman in a release. “Essential to Government Executive’s transformation and growth, Tom led the transition to a world-class digital editorial operation and played a central role in defining our hugely successful new brands, including Nextgov and Defense One.”
Witherspoon duties, according to the statement, include “leading the growth strategy” for Government Executive Media Group, which includes Defense One as well as oversee all operations including sales, marketing, audience development, digital, and editorial.
Witherspoon has been publisher of Government Executive Media Group since 2013 and previously led marketing and events for the brand from 2000–2006.