GSA's Godwin moves to USA.gov

Godwin formerly headed the GSA's Center for New Media & Citizen Engagement

General Services Administration social media expert Bev Godwin will be the agency’s new acting director of the Federal Citizen Information Center, which oversees the USA.gov central Web portal for the federal government, officials announced.

Godwin was the founder and director of the GSA’s Center for New Media and Citizen Engagement. She was a Federal Computer Week Top 100 honoree in 2009.

Sheila Campbell, a GSA executive, is now serving as acting director of the new media center.


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The change was announced by the center through Twitter in several tweets delivered Jan. 3.

“The Center for New Media is sorry to see our awesome founder, Bev Godwin, leave for another position at GSA,” reads a Jan. 3 tweet from the center.

In her new post, Godwin oversees USA.gov, which is the central Web portal for all federal agencies and services, as well as the Spanish-language version, GobiernoUSA.gov.

The Federal Citizen Information Center provides information and services directly to people through USA.gov and other Web channels, Web chat, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media, phone, print and e-mail messages. It also manages the National Contact Center which handles e-mail and Web chat services to the public and distributing  federal print publications for consumers.

The information center is in the GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, headed by David McClure.

The former director of the center was Teresa Nasif, according to GSA's website.  Details on her current status were not immediately available.

 

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