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PA-MAPPS Elects Officers, Creates Committees

September 28, 2011

PA-MAPPS, the Pennsylvania chapter of MAPPS, named officers and directors for the association's Board of Directors and set priorities for the chapter for 2011-2012.

The board of directors of PA-MAPPS consists of the following members and positions:
  • President: Stephen Ellis, GISP, GeoDecisions a divison of Gannett Fleming, Inc. (Camp Hill, PA)
  • President-Elect: Rob Rowe, GISP, RETTEW Associates, Inc. (State College, PA)
  • Secretary: Pete Quigley, Keddal Aerial/Kucera International (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Treasurer: Andrew Pickford, CP, GISP, BAE Systems (Mt. Laurel, NJ)
  • Director: Michael Shillenn, CP, Photo Science, Inc. (West Chester, PA)
"I am honored to be part of this great organization. There is tremendous opportunity in the coming year to move the mission and goals of PA-MAPPS forward. We have a lot of great member firms dedicated to strengthening the geospatial profession within Pennsylvania. I will do all that I can to provide the needed leadership," said Ellis.

The board of directors also announced the establishment of the legislative, surveying and workforce development committees. The legislative committee will work closely with other stakeholders in Pennsylvania to continue to make a geospatial coordination council a reality. The surveying committee will help foster relationships with surveyors and their professional society in the Comonwealth. The workforce development committee will work with universities and non-profit organizations to collaborate on internships and curricula that will prepare students for careers in the geospatial field.