National Visiting Committee
Jonathan Beck, National Visiting Committee, 320.291.5380, Jonathan.Beck@northlandcollege.edu
Jonathan Beck has worked in the aviation industry for over 15 years. He began his career as an air traffic controller and has been working with Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology since 2004. His career has involved fielding first of their kind small, medium and large scale UAS programs and operations across state and federal organizations and most recently in higher education. In 2011, Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls, MN launched the nations first UAS maintenance program. He is currently an Instructor and Program Manager of UAS technology at Northland. He provides adjunct instruction for other colleges across the MinnState system and holds a research faculty position in the Geography Department at St Cloud State University. Over the past 4 years he has participated in UAS applied research projects for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. He is also a principal investigator for the DroneTECH project, supported by the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education program. The DroneTECH project provides UAS educational opportunities to educators, students and other stakeholders.
David DiBiase, National Visiting Committee, 909-793-2853 x, email@example.com
David DiBiase leads the Education Team within Esri’s Industry Solutions group. The Team promotes GIS use and spatial thinking in higher education, schools, and youth groups worldwide. Before joining Esri, David founded the Penn State Online GIS Certificate and Masters degree programs. He served as lead editor of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Geospatial Technology Competency Model and the GIS&T Body of Knowledge published by Association of American Geographers. He also led the National Science Foundation-funded “GIS Professional Ethics” project from 2008-2010, and continues to offer professional ethics workshops for Penn State Online.
Bill Hodge, National Visiting Council, 325-315-3251, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Hodge is the Executive Director of the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI), holding this position since mid-2013. He had been with the City of Midland, TX as their GIS Division Manager, for 8 years, until his retirement there in Oct, 2014. He has variety of experience in the GIS arena, acquired over the last 16 years, starting as a Planner with the NRCS and continuing with the City of Midland. He is a proud member of the GISCI family of GISP Certified professionals.
Tim Johnson, National Visiting Council, 919-754-6588, email@example.com
Tim Johnson is the Director of the North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (CGIA). CGIA is the lead state agency for GIS and is a part of the Office of the State Chief Information Officer. He manages all CGIA operations and provides staff support to the Geographic Information Coordinating Council (GICC), a legislatively established body that guides GIS implementation in North Carolina. Tim has served as Director of CGIA since 2000 and has been part of the agency for 25 years. Before that he worked in GIS in the private sector as a project manager and analyst.
Tim is a native North Carolinian and received a bachelor’s degree in geography from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree in geography and GIS from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Todd Jones, National Visiting Committee, Precision Products
Roberta Lenczowski, National Visiting Committee, 314 842 1767, firstname.lastname@example.org
Roberta (Bobbi) Lenczowski is a geographic information and geospatial intelligence consultant. She serves as Board Director for AmericaView (AV), GEO-STL, and the Great Rivers Region of the National Defense Industrial Association and as national secretary of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. She is a member of two federal advisory boards, NOAA’s Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing and DOI’s National Geospatial Advisory Committee. She is deputy chair of the latter’s Landsat Advisory Group. She recently completed nearly four years as the Executive Director for AV. Ms. Lenczowski retired as a federal senior executive of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.
Jonathon Little, National Visiting Committee, 585-292-2396, email@example.com
Jonathon Little is a Geography/GIS Professor at Monroe Community College where he teaches geospatial and geography courses. Jonathon Little is Principal Investigator of a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education grant to develop a geospatial career pipeline between high schools, Geospatial Information Science and Technology (GIST) Certificate and the geospatial industry. He developed and manages five local high school GIS courses and coordinates the GIST Certificate program at MCC. He is Principal Investigator of a 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grant to develop a hybrid study abroad program to monitor coastline water quality in Cartagena, Colombia (Fundación Universitaria Tecnológico Comfenalco) using GIS Technology and Spanish Consultants. He is currently on the Fulbright Specialist roster, was the 2017 GeoTech Center Educator of the Year recipient, and is a board member of several Geography and GIS organizations in New York. Before working at Monroe Community College, he taught high school science in California.
Keith Masback, National Visiting Committee, CEO, USGIF
Deidre Sullivan, National Visiting Committee, MATE
David Wilcox, National Visiting Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Wilcox parlays his many years of experience in competency development and measurement as CEO of Global Skills Exchange that he co-founded in 2003. Prior to that time he was President of Wilcox Training Systems (1973-1998), and subsequently appointed Executive Deputy Director of the National Skills Standards Board until 2003. Dave has a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse U and also holds a Master of Science Degree in Education. Mr. Wilcox maintains professional affiliation with the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, American Society for Quality Control, and the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. Throughout his career he has authored articles in professional journals and holds patents in electrophotographic technology. In 2017 Dave received lifetime recognition by Who’s Who in America for his work and accomplishments in multiple fields
Demetrio Zourarakis, National Visiting Council, 502-564-6246, email@example.com
Demetrio Zourarakis serves as GIS and remote sensing analyst with the Kentucky Division of Geographic Information. Data processing, information analysis, outreach, agency consultation and coordination, and administration of the Esri postsecondary Site License Program, are among his duties. He holds GISP (GISCI) and Certified Mapping Scientist (ASPRS) – both Remote Sensing and GIS/LIS certifications, and formally contributed regularly to the educational and professional development of the geospatial community-of-practice of the Commonwealth. Demetrio is active in the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, and the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals, where he has served as Chair of the Education and Professional Development Committee for several years. In addition to serving in numerous committees and advisory workgroups, such as the 2014 ASPRS Conference (Louisville, KY) Organizing Committee, he presents regularly at conferences, instructs at workshops and has published several articles.
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National Visiting Committee (NVC)
The National Visiting Committee (NVC) is the official advisory board for the GeoTech Center. Led by a chairperson, the NVC serves as the eyes and ears for the program officer at the National Science Foundation (NSF) responsible for the Center’s primary funding. The NVC serves two roles: support and evaluative. In their support role, the NVC nurtures the Center in its operation by providing the Director and Principle Investigator with advice on the goals and direction of the Center. In their evaluative role, the NVC reviews the Center’s progress in meeting its annual goals, through consultation with the independent external evaluator. They formulate an annual report for the NSF Program Officer, who uses the information in their decision to renew funding for the Center.