We’re excited to announce the appointment of Mike Liddell to lead the Digital Services team. Mike is an accomplished digital strategist with 14 years’ experience, and will report to CEO Stu Trevelyan, with whom he’s worked with previously. He joins a talented Digital team, including Rob Winikates, who recently joined NGP VAN after serving as the Deputy Director of New Media for the White House.
Most recently, Liddell has been the New Media Manager for the United States Department of the Treasury and its Office of Financial Stability. Appointed in February, 2009 he was responsible for both FinancialStability.gov and MakingHomeAffordable.gov, two web sites that have been highly touted by the Obama Administration as examples of how new media is reshaping the role of government. In addition, Mike oversaw Treasury's main web site - Treasury.gov - and advises the department on a host of Web 2.0 issues including social networking, open government, and content management. The recently redesigned Treasury.gov was awarded a Gold Addy in 2011.
Mike previously served as the Director of Online Communications for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) during both the 2006 and 2008 cycles where he oversaw the DSCC's award-winning new media efforts. Prior to working at the DSCC, he served as Director of Online Communications for the 2004 Democratic National Convention where he managed the first-ever credentialing process for bloggers at a national convention. In the past, Mike has worked on a wide array of Democratic campaigns including Presidential, Gubernatorial, Congressional, Mayoral, and State Representative races, among others. A seven-time Pollie Award winner and two-time Webby Award Honoree, Mike is a proud University of Texas (UT) Longhorn who built his first political Web site for a Student Government race at UT.