Reston, Va. - MAPPS elected new members to its Board of Directors and a slate of officers to serve the association for 2012-2013.

Jeff Lower, vice president of operations, Magnolia River Services (Huntsville, Ala.) was elected to the position of president-elect and will succeed to the office of president in 2012. Lower has been an active member of MAPPS through his positions with Magnolia River, 3K3 and 3001 (now Northrop Grumman). He is a member on a number of committees and task forces, including membership and legislative affairs.

The membership elected Paul Harwig, PE, SP, president and managing director, Fugro Horizons (Rapid City, S.D.) and Robert "Bob" Hanson, senior vice president, Michael Baker Jr. (Harrisburg, Pa.) as new directors on the MAPPS Board.

Brian Raber, CMS, GLS, GISP, Merrick & Company (Aurora, Colo.) and Lower were re-elected to the Board of Directors pursuant to the MAPPS Bylaws, as each were previously elected to fill Board vacancies. Tim Stagg, vice president, Federal Programs, AeroMetric (Easton, Md.) was elected treasurer. Stagg had previously served as secretary. Claire Kiedrowski, CP, president, Kappa Mapping (Bangor, Maine) was elected secretary.

The vote of new directors by the MAPPS membership was held during the association's annual business meeting July 13, and the Board's election of officers occurred on July 14, 2012, at the MAPPS 30th Anniversary Summer Conference at The Viceroy in Snowmass, Colo.

"It is a pleasure to welcome Paul and Bob to the Board, and Jeff, Tim and Claire as officers," said Richard "Dick" W. McDonald, PLS, CP, MAPPS president. "We have an outstanding team that will serve the membership and the profession well for the coming year."