Luke Fretwell is an entrepreneur, writer and designer focused on civics, technology and innovation.

He is the founder of the popular civic technology blog GovFresh, called the “TechCrunch of Gov 2.0″ and named one of the “50 Must-Read Federal Government IT Blogs” by StateTech magazine.

For the past 15 years, he has helped startups and early-stage businesses find their footing and grow into successful entrepreneurial ventures. Recent companies he’s worked with include NuCivic, CivicActions and Inspire.com and others.

Civic projects he’s played key roles in include GovPress, the WordPress theme for government, and CityCamp, which was adopted by more than 20 cities worldwide.

His work has been referenced by Fast Company, Washington Post, Mashable, O’Reilly Radar, TechPresident, among others.

He graduated from George Mason University with degrees in international relations and government & politics. He also served as the editor-in-chief of the university’s student newspaper, Broadside, where, under his leadership, the paper received its first national Associated Collegiate Press awards.

He was born in Alabama, raised in Virginia and now lives in California.