GovExec, the leading information services and insights company for government leaders and contractors, has acquired Professional Development Academy, a professional development and training company for state, local and federal leaders.

“GovExec believes in providing public sector leaders with the full suite of tools they need to advance their careers and fulfill their government mission,” said Tim Hartman. “Professional Development Academy’s unmatched knowledge-based platform enables leaders to reach their full potential. By adding PDA to our portfolio, we see incredible growth potential for our professional development offerings. PDA’s deep engagement with its enrollees also gives us additional insights that fuel our rich business intelligence tools, expand the opportunities to provide knowledge-based training to state and local, federal and defense leaders, and build custom content that helps the entire public sector ecosystem level up and operate more efficiently.”

“When Bob and I started PDA, we wanted to create a dynamic leadership learning platform that would help existing leaders get better and emerging leaders get ready,” said PDA founder Tim Rahschulte. “With more than 80 percent of the workforce working as mid-level executives and emerging leaders, we see an incredible opportunity to reach an untapped workforce. GovExec is going to accelerate our ability to scale to even greater heights and expand into new public sector markets.”