About Us

FedTech explores technology issues and successes that federal IT leaders and managers face when they’re evaluating and implementing a solution. FedTech is published by CDW which is headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill.

CDW is a leading multibrand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. A Fortune 500 company with multinational capabilities, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs more than 8,900 coworkers. For the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2018, the company generated net sales of approximately $16 billion. For more information about CDW, please visit www.CDW.com.

Ryan Petersen
Ryan Petersen
Editor in Chief

Ryan has been a magazine and newspaper editor for 22 years, with the last 16 covering a variety of bases for CDW’s family of tech magazines. As Editor in Chief, he works on developing editorial strategy and is always on the lookout for new writing talent and sharing great stories with the IT world. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, biking and obsessively following Iowa Hawkeye sports and Cubs baseball.

Ricky Ribeiro
Ricky Ribeiro
Editorial Director

Ricky has been a content creator for more than 10 years with a strong background and emphasis in digital content and interactive storytelling. For more than 8 years, Ricky has helped shape the evolving integrated content strategy for HealthTech, shepherding the program through different redesigns and the emergence of several new content types. When not immersed in all things health and IT, Ricky indulges his deep love of comic books, super heroes and video games.

Nicole Scilingo
Nicole Scilingo
Executive Editor

Nicole is the executive editor for FedTech. With her extensive background in content strategy and content creation, she loves nothing more than seeing a good story come to life. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys dabbling in any creative hobby she can think of — from creative writing to painting to DIY projects.

Akeya Dickson
Akeya Dickson
Associate Editorial Director

Akeya Dickson has worked as a content strategist, reporter and editor for more than a decade. She’s written feature and news stories spanning local, business, style and cultural topics for The Washington PostReutersThe Chattanooga Times Free Press and other publications. In addition to content creation, her career includes serving as a communications director for various government agencies and in the nonprofit space. Akeya vacillates between hopping on and off planes, attending festivals and all manner of outdoor activities and burrowing in her hobbit hole for the three R’s: reading, recharging and reality tv.

Brad Sowell
Brad Sowell
Associate Executive Editor

Brad is the associate executive editor for FedTech magazine. For over 15 years, he has overseen the development and strategy of the magazine, covering the many areas of the federal government. He also is responsible for the strategy of all government content, overseeing our state & local coverage as well. Brad has a passion for creating unique content, especially taking a feature with multiple sources from conception to print. Prior to joining the magazine, Brad has a background in public relations. When not creating great content, Brad is a huge sports fan, following the Cubs, Hawkeyes, Colts, Bulls and Blackhawks religiously.

Rich Bird
Rich Bird
Senior Editor

Rich is a senior editor for FedTech magazine. He was most recently editor in chief of Crain National at Crain Communications. Before that, he spent more than 20 years reporting and editing local news with stops at the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune. When he’s not chasing after his kids or following the White Sox, he curates a collection of hundreds of signed baseballs.

Elizabeth Neus
Elizabeth Neus
Managing Editor

Elizabeth Neus is the managing editor of FedTech. Before joining FedTech, Elizabeth was a reporter and editor for Gannett, covering everything from federal health care policy and medicine to sports. She is the producer of the award-winning video series "Feds in the Field."

Dave Nyczepir
Dave Nyczepir
Senior Editor

Dave Nyczepir is a senior editor at Manifest. He worked previously as a technology reporter for FedScoop and as news editor for Route Fifty. He cut his teeth covering education for The Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs, Calif., and the 2012 election cycle for Campaigns and Elections magazine. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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