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Cathilea Robinett  |  e.Republic President

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Cathilea is president of e.Republic, where she oversees sales, editorial  and operations for the company’s award-winning media platforms: Governing and Government Technology. Her expertise in government, technology and business has made her a trusted advisor for both government and industry leaders throughout the United States. She is also the host of Governing's "In the Arena" podcast.

In the Arena

The Many Chapters of Jabari Simama’s Life

Humble beginnings and a kind demeanor have made him a great public servant, including work as a city council member and college president. It also has led him to foster a deep friendship with legendary John Lewis.

October 27, 2020
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How Sheila Oliver Made a Career of Breaking Glass Ceilings

Inspired by trailblazer Shirley Chisholm, New Jersey’s Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver has become a powerful and inspirational leader in her own right and has already left a mark that will last for generations.

October 13, 2020
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Finding Common Ground in an America That Will Not Agree

In a time of an extremely divided America, Bruce Bond works with his team to develop common ground and inspire others to create positive change.

September 29, 2020
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From Literature to Water: Heather Repenning on Impacting Change

She didn’t grow up dreaming of working in a position of power in a big city like Los Angeles, but her strong desire to help people and make the world a better place rerouted her into a career of public service.

September 15, 2020
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America "In The Arena" — How We Can Overcome

Life is an unpredictable collision of people and events that set our lives' trajectory and shape who we become. In this special episode of "In The Arena," host Cathilea Robinett talks intimately of the collision of people and events that have helped define the woman she is today.

September 1, 2020
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College’s First Black President on Digital Equity, Systemic Change in COVID

Dr. Miles Davis wants to use his platform as first Black president of Linfield college to affect systemic change. Even as COVID-19 drastically changes the face of education, Dr. Davis is determined to create the next generation of leaders.

August 18, 2020
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Sharon Greenberger Fights for New York as YMCA President, CEO

As president and CEO of the New York YMCA, Sharon Greenberger is constantly working to make New York a healthier, happier community. Now she uses her decades of experience to transform The Y into a place of hope amid COVID-19.

August 4, 2020
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Toni Carter, Minnesota’s First Black County Commissioner, Speaks Out

Ramsey County’s commissioner has fought for change in the state for the past three decades through vigorous community engagement. She has marked history with her achievements and now watches her son do the same as mayor of St. Paul.

July 21, 2020
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Stockton’s New City Manager Sees an Opportunity During Troubled Times

A former Baltimore CFO and city manager for Cincinnati, Harry Black just started as Stockton’s city manager when the pandemic began, quickly followed by national protests. But with his extensive, unique career, he is ready to help the city succeed.

July 7, 2020
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Reforming Corrections in Pennsylvania with Data, Creativity

John Wetzel uses decades of experience and an unyielding determination to serve Pennsylvania as the secretary of corrections. But he knows that the true value of leadership comes from data, creativity and good people.

June 23, 2020
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Alisha Bell: Wayne County’s Unstoppable Force of Leadership

A county and national leader, Alisha Bell has learned how to be a successful public official by following the path her mother laid down. Now she ensures that her actions will help those who will one day follow her.

June 9, 2020
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County Commissioner Helps Others with Resources, Compassion

Whether it’s a small county or a national stage, Mary Ann Borgeson leads Douglas County, Neb., and the National Association of Counties with compassion and the understanding of the impacts her decisions can make.

May 26, 2020
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State Controller’s Impact Goes Beyond a Balanced Budget

Betty Yee uses her role as California’s state controller to uplift underserved communities, encourage female participation in politics and public office and remind others that a state is only as strong as its individuals.

May 12, 2020
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Getting Her Hands Dirty: In The Arena with Assembly Member Serena DiMaso

Whether it is a devastating hurricane or global pandemic, Serena DiMaso will be there to lend a helping hand. From the front lines and Assembly floor, DiMaso is constantly working to strengthen and uplift her community.

April 28, 2020
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How Context, History Can Teach Leadership During Pandemic

Clay Jenkinson, Governing’s editor-at-large and humanities scholar on Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt, tells us how literature and history can help inform leaders in this time of global national crisis.

April 14, 2020
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Community Inspires Mayor to Serve with Integrity

His passion for authentic relationships helps Bryan Barnett to excel as mayor of Rochester Hills and as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Even in a time when the nation is without strategy, he continues to lead with integrity.

March 24, 2020
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Ryan Coonerty on Building Santa Cruz for Future Generations

Ryan Coonerty has always been a part of the Santa Cruz community, from resident, to mayor and now county supervisor. Though his work is now countywide, his aim is still to create “a better place for the next generation.”

March 10, 2020
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Lydia Mihalik Leads with a Fearless Adopted-Buckeye Heart

Lydia Mihalik is a fierce team leader and has a passion for improving the lives of others, two qualities that have suited her perfectly for Ohio’s public service as director of the Development Services Agency.

February 25, 2020
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Mayor Welcomes Risk to Spur Innovation and City Growth

What started off as a wrong turn has turned into a home and career for Chris Cabaldon. Through innovation and risk, he has been able to help change West Sacramento into the thriving community it is today.

February 11, 2020
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Wyoming State Senator Affie Ellis Is Who She Wants to Be

A passionate representative for women, Navajo people, and Wyomingites, Affie Ellis is a force to be reckoned with and she hopes to use her curiosity and patience to dig deeply into century-old tensions for years to come.

January 28, 2020
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CIO Uses Courage, Persistence to Uplift Detroit Through Tech

Caring, passionate, and having always pushed back against the status quo, Beth Niblock has used her role as Detroit Chief Information Officer to revitalize the city with technology after a tough period of bankruptcy.

January 14, 2020
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Eric Garcetti’s LA Legacy: Listening, Humility, and Strength

Los Angeles’ mayor was raised with the understanding that public service is listening. So now he listens to his community and wants to make Los Angeles a place of opportunity for the California Dream.

December 17, 2019
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Teddy Roosevelt Inspired Him. Now This Governor Wants to Honor Him.

North Dakota's Doug Burgum is helping to build a presidential library in his state.

August 8, 2018
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Town Halls? This Mayor Does Porch Tours

Dayton, Ohio's Nan Whaley talks to people about policy where they feel most comfortable.

August 1, 2018
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The Man Showing the Country What Makes Cities Work

Steve Benjamin represents the interests of U.S. mayors. When it comes to his city, he's interested in the "three I's."

July 25, 2018
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Embrace Your Limitations -- in Life and Public Policy

That's the advice of Kristen Cox, who lost her sight in her 20s and became a client of public services. Now, her job is to oversee them.

July 18, 2018
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First She Watched History on TV. Then She Made It.

Mayor Acquanetta Warren credits her father for her big dreams. "You've been to the moon," he used to say. There was some truth to that.

July 11, 2018
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The Nation's First Compassionate City?

Mayor Greg Fischer's parents taught him to care for others. He's using their lessons to lead Kentucky's biggest city.

June 27, 2018
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She Was a Model and WWE Ring Girl. Now She's a Highly Regarded State House Leader.

Themis Klarides is defying expectations and redefining leadership in the Connecticut legislature.

June 20, 2018
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Why Eric Garcetti Thinks America Needs a Mayor in the White House

"It is America's cities that are here, ready to save Washington," says the Los Angeles mayor and potential 2020 candidate.

June 13, 2018
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A New Podcast for and About Public Leaders

The most popular Roosevelt quote, explained, on the first episode of "In the Arena."

June 6, 2018
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