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.
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. 31 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies and No. 270 on the FORTUNE 500 list of America’s top companies.
RYAN PETERSEN Editor in Chief – [email]For more than three years, Ryan has covered 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. Ryan previously worked at theKane County Chronicle, the Moline Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus newspapers. Against his better judgment, Ryan is raising his children as Cubs fans.
VANESSA ROBERTS Editorial Director – [email]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. She finds government IT endlessly fascinating because of the technology-mission connection and the driven nature of people who choose federal service. 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.
AMY SCHURR Managing Editor – [email]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 – [email]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.