Wayland, Massachusetts, USA: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) recently held its biennial election of directors. Of the 21 elected members of the consortium’s 2009-2010 Board of Directors, 16 serving members returned to OGC board and four new members were seated. The new OGC board members are Jeffery Peters, Kevin Pomfret, François Robida and Rob van de Velde.
Jeffery Peters currently serves as Director of Federal Programs for ESRI, Inc. Kevin Pomfret is a lawyer in Richmond, Virginia with expertise in the legal issues associated with spatial data and spatial technology including intellectual property rights, licensing, liability, privacy and national security. François Robida is Deputy Head of Information Systems and Technologies Division at BRGM, France’s leading public institution involved in the Earth Science field for the sustainable management of natural resources and surface and subsurface risks and Rob van de Velde is Director of Geonovum, the Dutch National SDI Executive Committee.
Returning to the OGC board are: Dr. Roberta Balstad, Lisa Campbell, Dr. John Curlander, Philippe Delclaux, Ben Eazzetta, Steve Hagan, Jefferey Harris, Joanne Isham, Dr. Mike Jackson, Michael Jones, Dr. R. Siva Kumar, Dr. Vanessa Lawrence, Dr. Robert Moses, John Olesak, Granville Paules, Jack Pellicci, and Dr. Christopher Tucker.
David Schell, OGC CEO and Chairman, said, “The OGC community is extremely fortunate that these extraordinary individuals have agreed to serve on the Consortium’s board. Their collective accomplishment and scope of interest confirm OGC’s expanding role in addressing society’s increasing dependence on spatial information services to understand the complex infrastructure, security and geopolitical challenges facing both public and private sector scientists and policy makers around the world.”