Katherine Spivey serves as GSA’s Plain Language Launcher. In 2015, she was a NextGen Public Service Award Finalist (NextGen 30) for Exemplary Leadership. She is co-chair of the Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) and trains for Digital Gov University and for PLAIN. At GSA, she manages web content, coordinates social media, and edits the Great Government through Technology blog. Before GSA, Katherine was web content manager at the Department of Homeland Security, the international law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. With an M.A. from UVa and a B.A. from the University of Mary Washington, she has taught at community colleges and at the Amphibious Warfare School in Quantico, Virginia.