Government Social Media LLC is a small, energetic company based in Reno, Nevada, that is making a big impact in local and state government across the U.S. We were founded in 2013 and are proud to be pioneers in the field!

Our company leads the industry in training government agencies on social media best practices. We founded the annual Government Social Media Conference (GSMCON) and operate the only member organization of its kind, the Government Social Media Organization.

Our office is located in the heart of downtown Reno, Nevada. Meet our growing team!


Kristy Dalton, Chief Executive Officer

Kristy Dalton is the CEO of Government Social Media, founder of the Government Social Media Conference (GSMCON) and executive director of the Government Social Media Organization. She is a nationally acclaimed speaker, trainer, and advisor on digital strategy and social media. She has been called on as an industry influencer and frequent keynote speaker on social media in the public sector. Kristy authored the first Social Media for Government course for LinkedIn/ She is also the creator and host of GovGirl, a unique online video show focused on government technology and social media.

Mai Linh Johnson

Mai Linh Johnson, Director of Events

Mai Linh leads our administrative department and manages operations for all events. Her strong leadership and exceptional customer service stems from extensive experience in event management and sales. She’s passionate about hosting premium GSM events that not only inspire attendees, but also offer networking opportunities and sessions that provide invaluable knowledge. Mai Linh is a puzzle master who loves to travel and spend long afternoons on the beach. She is fortunate to be on a first name basis with the local hot dog vendor (which in Reno, is kind of a BIG DEAL).

Michelle Beebe, Creative Services Manager

Michelle leads our growing creative department and brings diverse expertise in graphic design and marketing communications. Her background includes brand execution for marketing strategy and events/conventions. She’s looking forward to enhancing our brand awareness, building quality engagement and adding value to all GSM/GSMCON/GSMO related experiences. Michelle is an expressionist driven by purposeful work and strives to help others achieve success! A Midwest native, she recently relocated to Reno and loves spending time in nature with her boyfriend and bulldog.

Gabriela Villaseñor Libby, Office Administrator

Gaby joins our GSM team with a background in event planning and office administration. Her goal is to make sure every process is as easy and smooth as possible for any agency that works with us. Gaby is a Mexican native and has been living in the U.S. for almost 10 years. She moved to Reno in 2017 with her daughters and dog, loves family time and enjoys the outdoors. Her new love is skiing!

Alana Ridge

Alana Ridge, Digital Content Specialist

Alana brings her passion for social media and content creation to the GSM team. Coming from a non-profit and public/media relations background, she is excited to develop engaging content and grow brand awareness, while emphasizing the importance of strong government social media strategy. Alana is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant and graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. When she’s not in the office, she’s singing in a local barbershop chorus, traveling the world, and spending time with her loved ones (including her precious pup, Lily).