• Posted by Maddy Daley 28 Aug

Route Fifty Welcomes Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

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Highly regarded management analysts and journalists join the state and local government publication of Government Executive Media Group (GEMG).


Washington, D.C. (August 28, 2019) — Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene have been named senior advisers and columnists at Route Fifty, GEMG’s publication connecting the leaders and ideas advancing state and local government. Barrett and Greene join Route Fifty at a time of record growth for the brand, whose audience of unique users has increased 20% in the past year.


At Route Fifty, Barrett and Greene will write  a twice-monthly column offering their perspective on key management issues of concern to state and local government managers. Their work will be compiled in  Route Fifty ebooks and special reports. Additionally, they will assist in programming and moderating Route Fifty’s engaging events around the country. 


“We’ve been watching Route Fifty as it’s grown and matured over these last years and are honored to be part of a team that understands the role of top-notch journalism that focuses on the work of states and localities,” said Greene. “We can’t wait to begin and can’t stop ourselves from talking about exciting ideas in this new role.”


Barrett and Greene are among the most widely read, admired and respected journalists covering state and local government management. They pioneered the Government Performance Project, which rated state and local governments, and have written extensively about management, performance, workforce, and civic engagement issues. Barrett and Greene join Route Fifty from Governing, a former e-Republic magazine, where they participated in conferences and managed the magazine’s longest-running column as well as a management-focused e-newsletter. They are also affiliated with the Volcker Alliance, the IBM Center for the Business of Government, the National Academy of Public Administration and a wide array of associations in the state and local space. 


“For over twenty-five years we’ve been writing about the inner workings of state and local government for a number of outlets,” said Barrett. “While we will miss Governing magazine, now that it is ceasing publication, we are thrilled about the new opportunity we have to continue writing about government management and policy. Our goal is to break new ground on a regular basis.”



About Route Fifty:

Route Fifty is a digital business-to-government publication and events brand covering and connecting state, county, and city governments across the United States. Building on the success of Government Executive’s State & Local channel, Route Fifty launched as a standalone brand in April 2015 to serve the needs of state and local government managers with news, analysis, and tools to help them better serve their citizens. 


Media Contact:

Madelaine Daley


(202) 266-7408


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