Steve Ressler



Steve Ressler is an accomplished innovator, presenter, and author on matters related to social media and recruiting/retaining young government employees.

He is the Founder and President of GovLoop, the premiere social network for people in and around government which connects and fosters collaboration among over 25,000 members. On GovLoop, members from Sitka, Alaska to Sydney, Australia, communicate with one another via blogs, groups and forums to discuss best practices and share ideas on improving government.

Mr. Ressler is also the co-founder of Young Government Leaders (YGL), a professional organization of over 2,000 government employees across the U.S. YGL's mission is to educate, inspire, and transform the next generation of government leaders, offering professional development, networking, and leadership opportunities for its members.

Mr. Ressler has published articles on generational issues and Web 2.0 in various publications including Federal Times, The Public Manager, and as part of the Government 2.0: Wikinomics, Government, and Democracy series. He has also presented on these topics at a range of venues including Harvard Kennedy School, Brookings Institute, and the Government CIO Summit.

Mr. Ressler received the 2006 Rising Star Award and the 2007 Federal 100 Award for his service in the government IT community. He is a 2004 master's graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a past recipient of the DHS Graduate Fellowship.