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

For the past 15 years, he has helped startups and early-stage businesses grow into successful entrepreneurial ventures.

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

His work has been referenced by Fast Company, Washington Post, Mashable, Federal Computer Week, NextGov, O’Reilly Radar, TechPresident, others.

He has been influential in establishing key organizations aimed at making civics and government more effective and collaborative, including Agile Government Leadership, focused on bringing agile project management awareness to government, and CityCamp, an unconference that has been adopted by more than 20 cities globally.

He created GovPress, the WordPress theme for government, which has more than 50,000 downloads on WordPress.org.

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

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

Connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn or email at luke@lukefretwell.com.