Kristy Dalton is the founder and CEO of Government Social Media, the largest network of government social media professionals. She served in government for years, launching city social media profiles in 2008 when government agencies were just beginning to explore social media.
She became known across the country as the creator and host of “GovGirl”, a unique online video show sharing successes and challenges in digital government, and subsequently penned a column in Government Technology magazine.
Kristy authored the first Social Media for Government course for the LinkedIn Learning platform, and she's the executive director of the Government Social Media professional association, which she founded in 2015 to support those who handle social media for public sector agencies.
Kristy created the Government Social Media Conference – the largest social media conference specifically for government. The event brings government employees together with representatives of social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Nextdoor & TikTok.
She’s a frequent event keynote and speaker, having presented in most U.S. states and even having served as a delegate at a NATO social media summit in Sarajevo. Kristy enjoys guiding her audience through an entertaining journey, mindset shift and sharing how no concept is ever boring if you teach it the right way!
Kristy loves working with her amazing team, a group of creative professionals who really care about each other and supporting the community they serve. When she’s not in front of her laptop, she enjoys constantly learning, laughing at the small things and spending time with her family in Reno, Nevada.