WASHINGTON, July 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Granikos, the leading provider of technology and services for government experiences, today announced the appointment of Suzanne Behrens as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). With over three decades of experience in public sector technology, Behrens’ expertise will be instrumental in helping Granicus accelerate its mission to help governments achieve their transformation goals and deliver powerful digital experiences to their communities.
Before joining Granicus, Behrens spent 16 years at Microsoft helping to establish and manage the company’s public marketing and internal sales function. Under her leadership, Microsoft grew its public sector business from $100 million to over $3 billion in revenue. Most recently, Behrens was CEO of Kenner Technologies, a company focused on implementing technology solutions for federal, state and local governments. She also successfully built a marketing consulting organization, Proven Outcomes, to help government technology and financial technology companies develop and execute their marketing strategies and organizational plans.
“Granicus makes a real difference in the public sector. It’s not about the standard, one-dimensional approach to digital transformation that’s all about streamlining technology or automating manual processes — it’s fundamentally transforming and improving the way governments work and interact with citizens for lasting impact on the community,” said Suzanne Behrens, CMO of Granicus. “My entire career has been in the public sector, and I’ve always been passionate about using technology to provide more powerful experiences for citizens and those who serve them. Granicus shares the same goals and I am thrilled to be joining such a great company and bringing my experience to deliver better outcomes for communities in this next phase of growth.”
Granicus has seen significant growth in recent years as government agencies have been quick to adopt cloud-based software and digital services from top-tier providers that can quickly and cost-effectively help them advance their digital experience goals while supporting government-scale data security and platform performance.
“Now more than ever, governments are looking for ways to effectively connect and engage with communities and better understand their needs. To that end, there is a huge opportunity for Granicus to scale and empower government leaders to make every interaction simple and impactful,” said Mark Hynes, CEO of Granicus. “Suzanne’s track record of leading and scaling results-based marketing teams will be critical to the company as we accelerate our efforts to bring governments closer to the people they serve.”
Granicus built the industry’s first purpose-built Government Experience Cloud to help governments accelerate their digital transformation. The company’s purpose-built solution connects over 500,000 government professionals with 300 million opt-in subscribers – making Granicus the world’s largest community of digital governance practitioners. Now enabling over 30 billion digital interactions annually, the company is proud to be a key strategic partner for government innovators committed to delivering humane, equitable and safe government experiences.
To learn more about how Granicus is transforming citizen engagement with governments around the world, visit https://granicus.com/
Granicus connects governments with the people they serve through its portfolio, designed specifically for the public sector. Over 5,500 federal, state, and local government agencies and more than 300 million citizen subscribers operate an unmatched subscriber network that converts government engagements into quantifiable results. With comprehensive cloud-based solutions for communications, government website design, meeting and agenda management software, document management and digital services, Granicus fosters closer relationships between government and residents in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. By simplifying interactions with residents and disseminating critical information, Granicus brings governments closer to the people they serve, driving meaningful change for communities around the world.