SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - January 13, 2011) - Susan Shinneman has been promoted to Vice President of Events for GOVERNING magazine, a division of e.Republic, a national publishing, event and research company focused on smart media for public sector innovation. Shinneman will oversee all operational aspects of GOVERNING events, including registration, logistics, sales and promotion.

Shinneman has worked for e.Republic for over 15 years, holding executive positions of Vice President of Events and Vice President of California Programs. When e.Republic acquired GOVERNING in December 2009, she became Event Director, helping produce GOVERNING'S custom events as well as its highly regarded "Public Officials of the Year" awards in November 2010.

"We're thrilled to have Susan expand her role as we begin an exciting year of events in 2011", said Fred Kuhn, publisher of GOVERNING. "Her breadth of experience augments our goal of producing highly informative events in partnership with public officials to address the issues of governance."

For 24 years, GOVERNING has provided state and local leaders with the non-partisan information, insight and intelligence needed to govern effectively. As a catalyst for innovation, GOVERNING is dedicated to covering the politics, policies and programs essential to this audience.

The most influential and senior-level public officials turn to GOVERNING for the trusted information they can't find anywhere else. See

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