Virginia: MAPPS, the national association of private sector geospatial firms in the U.S., elected new officers and members of its Board of Directors to serve the association for 2013-2014. Jeff Lower, Vice President of Operations, Magnolia River (Huntsville, AL) took office as President of MAPPS. He served as President-Elect for the past year.
Susan Marlow, President and CEO of Smart Data Strategies, Inc. (Franklin, TN) was elected to the position of President-Elect and will succeed to the office of President in 2015. Mitch Long, CP, LSIT, of GRW Aerial Services, Inc. (Lexington, KY) was elected as a director on the MAPPS Board. Tim Stagg, Vice President, Federal Programs of AeroMetric, Inc. (Easton, MD), was re-elected as Treasurer and Claire Kiedrowski, CP, President of Kappa Mapping Inc. (Bangor, ME), was re-elected as Secretary by the Directors. Eric Andelin, CP, GISP, of Survey and Mapping, Inc. (SAM, Inc.) (Austin, TX) and Mike Tully, CP, GISP, of Aerial Services, Inc. (Cedar Falls, IA) were re-elected as directors by membership to the MAPPS Board. Also serving on the MAPPS Board are Robert Hanson of Michael Baker Jr., Inc., (Harrisburg, PA) and Brian Raber of Merrick & Company (Greenwood Village, CO).