President's Award receipients at the MAPPS Summer Conference (Not pictured: Zsolt Nagy, Steve Cox, Tina Cary and Zsolt Nagy)

MAPPS, the national association for private sector geospatial firms, recognized 15 individuals for significant contributions to the association and the profession at the association's recent annual conference in Bolton Landing, N.Y.

Jeff Lovin (Woolpert, Inc., Dayton, OH) outgoing President, recognized the following individuals for Presidential Awards:

Bobby Tuck (Tuck Mapping, Big Stone Gap, VA) nominations committee chair;

Jim Page, legislative affairs committee chair;

Eric Andelin (Woolpert, Inc., Garland, TX), program committee chair;

Bob Hickey (Photo Science, Inc., West Chester, PA), MAPPS Treasurer, COGO delegate and MAPPS scholarship task force;

Mike Tully (Aerial Services, Inc., Cedar Falls, IA), government cost estimating tutorial;

Jim Van Rens (Riegl USA, Orlando, FL), associate members committee chair;

Pat Olson (AeroMetric, Sheboygan, WI), COFAPES delegate;

Scott Perkins (Wilson & Company, Kansas City, MO), scholarship task force;

Mark Safran (BAE Systems, Mt. Laurel, NJ), GEOINT committee chair;

Zsolt Nagy (AECOM, Charlotte, NC), FEMA task force chair;

Kurt Allen (Photo Science, Inc., Bowie, MD), MAPPS Geospatial Excellence Awards Program task force;

Tina Cary (Cary and Associates, Longmont, CO), coordination of business-to-business networking; and

Steve Cox, (McColl School of Business, Queens University of Charlotte, NC) economic survey.

Cy Smith, GIS Coordinator of the State of Oregon, was the first public sector recipient of a Presidential Award for his role as Chairman of the Coalition for Geospatial Organizations (COGO).

"MAPPS is truly a member-driven organization, and all of our accomplishments are achieved through the efforts of individual volunteers. The President's Award recognizes those who go above and beyond serving the organization. Each of these individuals has invested so much of their time and talent in the organization, and these awards are an expression of my personal gratitude," said Lovin.

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