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URISA Leadership

URISA is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors – unpaid volunteers who are elected by the URISA membership to serve three-year terms. In addition, the chair of the Chapter Advisory Board participates as a non-voting member of the Board. Elections take place each summer and board terms begin at the close of the GIS-Pro annual conference.

Governing Documents:

The Board communicates regularly via email and holds a monthly conference call to conduct business. The Board meets in person during one or two weekends each year in addition to meetings before and after the GIS-Pro annual conference. 

2019 Election Results Announced


PresidentKeri Brennan, GISP
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Michael Baker International, Indianapolis, Indiana
Board Liaison to Next Gen 911 Task Force and URISA Vanguard Cabinet
(Board Term 2018-2021)

President-Elect: Kevin Mickey, GISP
The Polis Center-IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana
Chair of Strategic Planning Committee and Community Resiliency Task Force
(Board Term 2019-2022)

Immediate Past-PresidentKim McDonough, GISP 
Tennessee Department of Transportation, Nashville, Tennessee
Chair of Leadership Development and Special Awards Committees
Liaison to Marketing Committee

(Board Term 2017-2020)

Treasurer: Douglas M. AdamsGISP, ITIL
Department of Public Works, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland
Chair of Finance Committee; Board Liaison to ESIG Review Committee
(Board Term 2018-2021)

SecretaryBryan Townsend, GISP 
York County, York, SC
Chair of Core Documents Committee; Board Liaison to URISA's GISCorps
(Board Term 2017-2020)


Lynn Dupont, GISP, ASLA 
Regional Planning Commission, New Orleans, Louisiana
Strategic Planning Committee; Board Liaison to Professional  Education Committee
(Board Term 2017-2020) 

Tom Fisher, GISP, AICP
Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Ohio
Strategic Planning Committee; Board Liaison to Chapter Development and Relations Council and OneURISA Action Team
(Board Term 2019-2022)





Susan Kamei

USC Spatial Sciences Institute, Los Angeles, California
Board Liaison to Social Equity & Justice Task Force
(Board Term 2019-2022)

John Nolte, GISP
Denver Water, Denver, Colorado
Board Liaison to GIS-Pro Committee and GIS Leadership Academy
(Board Term 2019-2022)

Michael (Glenn) O'Grady, GISP 
Planning Commission Chairman, City of Encinitas, CA
Policy Advisory Committee Chair; Observer to  Coalition of Geospatial Organizations
(Board Term 2017-2020)

Tammy Peterson
Solv3D Inc., Calgary, Alberta Canada 
Board Liaison to Membership Committee and International Task Force
(Board Term 2018-2021)

Wendy PeloquinGISP
GISinc., Jacksonville, Florida
Strategic Planning Committee, Board Liaison to Policy Advisory Committee
(Board Term 2018-2021)

Non-Voting Board Member / Chapter Advisory Board Chair: 

Primary Committee Level Appointments:

  • Marketing Committee Chair: Robb Kirkman 
  • GIS Leadership Academy Chair: Allen Ibaugh
    • GLA2 Chairs: Brett Horr & Allen Ibaugh
  • Professional Education Committee Chair: Xan Fredericks
    • Co-Chair: Matt Gerike
  • Policy Advisory Committee: Glenn O'Grady
  • Vanguard Cabinet: Haley Zehentbauer
  • Special Awards Chair: Kim McDonough
  • ESIG Awards Chair: Dr. Gary Hunter
  • Chapter Development and Relations Council: Wayne Brewer
    • Vice Chair:
  • Leadership Development Chair: Kim McDonough
  • Annual Conference Chair: Ashley Hitt
    • Annual Conference Program Chair: Judy Colby-George
    • Annual Conference Associate Program Chair:  Randal Krejcarek
  • GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference Chair: Dan Fasteen (2020)
    • Co-Chair: Alex Hepp
  • International Task Force: Vacant
  • NextGen 911 Task Force Chair : Dan Miller
    • Co-Chair: Rachel Rodriguez
  • Community Resiliency Task Force Chair: Kevin Mickey
    • Associate Chair: Shane Hubbard
  • GIS in Social Equity & Justice Workgroup Chair: Judy Colby-George
  • Whistleblower Policy Compliance Office: Mark Sievers
  • GISCorps Chair: Troy Wirth 

Other Board Appointments:

  • GIS Certification Institute: Martin Roche and Allen Ibaugh
  • Coalition of Geospatial Organizations:  Ed Wells (Delegate), Robb Kirkman (Alternate), Glenn O'Grady (Observer) - 2019
    Robb Kirkman (Delegate), Kathrine Cargo (Alternate), Glenn O'Grady (Observer) - 2020
  • FGDC Address Subcommittee: Ed Wells, Martha Wells, and Sara Yurman

Liaison Relationships:

  • American Planning Association: Teresa Townsend
  • National States Geographic Information Council:
  • International Association of Assessing Officers: Brent Jones
  • Property Records Industry Association: Peirce Eichelberger
  • National Association of Counties:
  • MAPPS: Tammy Peterson


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