The U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is welcoming two additions to its board of directors —Roger Mason and Carmen Medina. Both Mason and Medina began their three-year terms in June. USGIF’s board now includes 27 directors representing many aspects of the expanding GEOINT Community.

“The addition of Carmen Medina and Roger Mason to the USGIF Board, with their expertise and comprehensive understanding of geospatial technologies and analytic tradecraft with evolved mission specific demands, will allow the USGIF Board to better anticipate and address the needs of our membership,” says USGIF Chairman of the Board Jeffrey K. Harris. “It's important for our board to have intimate knowledge about the communities we serve. I look forward to leveraging Roger and Carmen's expertise.”

Medina is founder of MedinAnalytics and co-founder of RebelsatWork.com. She has 32 years of experience with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and upon her retirement from the agency, she received the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. In 2014, Medina published a book about her CIA career titled “Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within.”

Mason is senior vice president of national security and intelligence and chief security officer for Noblis, where he is responsible for the overall direction of the company’s national security mission. Prior to joining Noblis, Mason was the first assistant director of national intelligence for systems and resource analyses (ADNI/SRA). He was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal — the intelligence community’s highest award for his service as ADNI/SRA.

About USGIF

USGIF is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger GEOINT Community with government, industry, academia, professional organizations, and individuals who develop and apply geospatial intelligence to address national security challenges.