MAPPS, the national association for private sector geospatial firms, elected three new members to the association's Board of Directors and re-elected five others. The MAPPS Board also elected a slate of officers to serve the association for 2011-2013.

Richard "Dick" McDonald, PLS, CP, Director of Geospatial Services of T3 Global Strategies Inc., Bridgeville, PA assumed the office of President. McDonald has been a member of the MAPPS Board for six years, including roles as Secretary and President-Elect. He has been the chairman of a number of committees and task forces, including the MAPPS-FEMA/DoD/DHS Liaison Committee and Underground Utilities Task Force.

The MAPPS membership elected Claire Kiedrowski, CP, President of Kappa Mapping Inc. Bangor, ME; Jim Page, PhD, CEO of James W. Sewall Company, Old Town, ME; and Tim Stagg, Vice President, Federal Programs of AeroMetric, Easton, MD as new directors of the MAPPS Board. Eric Andelin, CP, GISP, Group Manager of Woolpert, Inc., Garland, TX and Mike Tully, CP, President of Aerial Services Inc., Cedar Falls, IA, were re-elected to terms on the Board.

Other officers, elected by the Board of Directors, include Robert "Bob" Hickey, CP, Vice President Marketing/Business Development of Photo Science, West Chester, PA, as President-Elect and will succeed to the office of President in 2013. Hickey served as the MAPPS Treasurer the past two years. Mark Safran, CP, Program Manager, Geospatial Solutions of BAE Systems, Mt. Laurel, NJ has been elected treasurer. Safran has been the chair of the GeoINT Committee and chair of the MAPPS-NGA Liaison Committee.

Stagg was elected as secretary by the Directors.

Scott Perkins, GISP, Associate Vice President of Wilson & Company, Kansas City, MO is an incumbent member of the Board continuing his service with one more year remaining on his term.

The vote of new directors by the MAPPS membership was held during the association's annual business meeting and the Board's election of officers occurred on June 27, 2011, at the MAPPS Summer Conference at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, NY.

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