Luke Fretwell is an entrepreneur and writer focused on civics and technology.
He is deeply interested in and passionate about innovating the civic spectrum — from empowerment to government — and is dedicated to inspiring fresh perspectives and actions on this front.
He is co-founder and CEO of the digital government platform, ProudCity, and founder of the government innovation blog, GovFresh.
He has served in strategic roles for government-focused technology and media companies, including CivicActions, NuCivic (acquired in 2014), FedScoop and StateScoop.
He has helped establish, or been actively involved with organizations and initiatives aimed at making civics and government more effective and collaborative, including Code California, Agile Government Leadership, CityCamp and Open Source for America.
His work has been referenced by Fast Company, Washington Post, Mashable, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, Federal Computer Week, NextGov, O'Reilly Radar, TechPresident and elsewhere. He has written about government technology for Federal Computer Week, NextGov, FedScoop, StateScoop and FierceGovernment.
He graduated from George Mason University with degrees in Government & Politics and International Studies. He was editor-in-chief of the GMU university newspaper, The Broadside, where he led the paper to its first national Associated Collegiate Press honors.