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/Lynda.com. She is also the creator and host of GovGirl, a unique online video show focused on government technology and social media.
Kristy formerly served as New Media Director for e.Republic Inc., the parent company behind popular industry publications such as Government Technology and GOVERNING magazines.
Beyond social media, Kristy is also passionate about smartly designed, highly functional websites. She formerly served on the board of directors of the National Association of Government Web Professionals, and her government career included being the web manager for the City of Reno, NV, public relations coordinator for the City of Wheaton, IL and deputy clerk for the Town of Cortland, IL.
Kristy is a proud alum of Northern Illinois University, where she holds a Master’s Degree in Communication and graduated with honors.
Kristy in the News
- GovGirl Assists Governments in Going Social (Interview in The Public Manager, 2014)
- Social Media Highs and Lows for Human Resources (Interview in HR News, 2014)
- Ten Gov2.0 Leaders to Follow on Twitter (StateTech, 2013)
- Must-Read State & Local Government IT Blogs (StateTech, 2013 & 2012)
- Top Gov2.0 People to Follow on Twitter (Govloop, 2012)
- 100+ Women in Government Technology (GovFresh, 2010)
Kristy Dalton (#GovGirl) Twittermonials!
— DHS Indianapolis (@DHSIndianapolis) October 24, 2013
— Shane White (@RIGIS) September 17, 2013
— Katie Harbath (@katieharbath) September 5, 2013
— TAMIO (@TexasTAMIO) June 19, 2014
— Maria Minter (@Mariaminter74) June 20, 2014
— Sid Burgess (@sidburgess) July 29, 2014
— Rachelle Chong (@rachellechong) November 12, 2013
— Matt Springer (@MattSpringer) June 5, 2014
— Worldtravlur (@worldtravlur) June 5, 2014
— CalPERS (@CalPERS) July 10, 2013
— Texas.gov (@texasgov) April 24, 2013
— Kay Rae (@KayRae_Bxl) April 24, 2014