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Granicus Names State Enterprise Exec Whose Focus Is ‘Digital Transformation’

The Bay Area resident, an eighth-generation Californian, has deep background in the gov tech sector.

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A gov tech veteran who’s committed to the “digital transformation of the Golden State” has been named to lead Granicus’ efforts to help state government provide “end-to-end digital experiences that are accessible anywhere, anytime and from any device.”

Drew Baker, based in the Bay Area, is the company’s California state enterprise executive.
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“Drew Baker is an eighth-generation Californian, a gov tech veteran with a passion for civic engagement,” said Kelda Stetson, the company’s vice president for state and local enterprise sales. “Granicus is thrilled to have Drew lead our efforts in California to help our government customers connect with the people they serve.”

More than 600 government customers in California work with Granicus for cloud-based solutions for communications, government website design, meeting and agenda management, records management, and digitizing services.

Baker most recently was account and enterprise account executive with the company. It also marks his return to Granicus, with which he had previously held sales roles. He has also served as a business development executive with Accela and as an independent consultant.

In his LinkedIn profile, Baker lists his specialties as “Leadership, technical sourcing/recruiting, strategic planning, change management, sustainable business practices, business communications, social networking, social media, conflict resolution, business ethics, marketing and branding, management of information systems, knowledge management.”

Baker is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a bachelor’s degree in cinema. He received his master’s in business administration in leadership and technology from John F. Kennedy University.

Cinema is among Baker’s passions, and his background includes experience as an assistant director in Hollywood. He is also an active volunteer with social services agencies.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in Northern California.