GAIN 2023 - GAINer Awards
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Congratulations to all 2023 GAINer Award Winners!

Government Marketing University (GMarkU) accepted nominations for its 2023 GAINer Awards, the top honors for government marketing excellence across the U.S. Public Sector. “We look forward to celebrating the finalists and winners during our in-person GAIN 2023 conference on Tuesday, October 17th,” said Lou Anne Brossman, CEO, and co-founder of GMarkU. “Public Sector marketing is incredibly fast-paced. Let’s take a moment and reflect on some of your inspirational work with hundreds of your colleagues.

GAINer Awards will featured seven categories – lead generation, social media, brand awareness, events, partner marketing, public relations, and innovation. The event also recognized a government marketing thought leader for the 2023 GAINer Lifetime Achievement Award.


The 2023 GAINER Award Winners are:

Brand Awareness

  • Anna Patsel-Powel, Marketing Director, REI Systems
  • Tanium Government Marketing Team, Tanium


  • MetroStar Marketing Team, MetroStar


  • Ian Centrone, Tourism Programming Manager, Martin County – Office of Tourism & Marketing

Lead Generation:

  • John Jones, Assistant Marketing Director, MFGS, Inc.

Partner Marketing:

  • Sherryl Dorch, Vice President of Marketing, Swish Data

Public Relations

  • Michelle Goldberg, Director of Business Development, McAllister & Quinn

Social Media

  • Cortney Kesselman, Digital and Social Media Marketing, MFGS, Inc
  • Heather Reilley, Lead Associatea, Marketing, Booz Allen Hamilton

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Anne A. Armstrong, Govexec


  • Elana Akman, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Stephanie Alexander, Katie Bilek, govmates LLC
  • Pierre Bradshaw,
  • Stephanie Brush, MFGS, Inc.
  • Aaron Busch, Oklahoma City Police Department
  • Ian Centrone, Martin County – Office of Tourism & Marketing
  • Sherryl Dorch, Swish Data
  • Kara Dudas Bellone, Ignite Digital Federal Services, LLC
  • Kevin Edwards, Global Skills X-Change (GSX)
  • Katerina Figurski, Arcfield
  • Michelle Goldberg, McAllister & Quinn
  • James Hanson, Adobe
  • Rachael Hendrickson, Informatica
  • John Jones, MFGS, Inc.
  • Niki Jones, Niki Jones Agency, Inc.
  • Cortney Kesselman, MFGS, Inc
  • Brian Lake, Riverbed
  • Alex Love, RIVA Solutions
  • Deb Lovett, LGC, Inc.
  • MetroStar Marketing Team, MetroStar
  • Cheryl Nicely, Maximus
  • Stacy Outlaw, WAEPA
  • Anna Patsel-Powell, REI Systems
  • Eric Pecinovsky,
  • Ellis Phev, MFGS, Inc.
  • Charnee Purdy, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Heather Reilley, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Shelly Scarpelli, Fortinet Federal
  • Edyn Segura, Software AG
  • Christine Swanson, Google
  • Tanium Government Marketing Team, Tanium
  • Cristina Vera Bridges, Vera Creative