2020 URISA Board Election Results Announced

Des Plaines, IL (August 11, 2020) URISA is pleased to announce the results of its 2020 URISA Board of Directors’ election.  Brent Jones will serve in the position of President-Elect and  Kathryn Brewer, Xan Fredericks, and Steve Steinberg will serve as Directors. They will all begin their three-year terms at the conclusion of  GIS-Pro 2020 which will be presented virtually this year.  

Brent Jones, PE, PLS, Global Manager,
Land Records/Cadastre, Esri, Vienna Virginia

"I am honored to serve URISA as President-Elect. URISA has a long and storied history of delivering exemplary conferences and educational opportunities as well as important guidance and significant support for geospatial professionals’ careers. URISA has been a model organization with a unique ability to deliver a dynamic inclusive networking environment.  In these difficult times, URISA has a renewed commitment to be inclusive with networking and volunteer opportunities at all levels of the organization. With such rapidly-changing technology, URISA has been a model, stable, ongoing voice with policy issues keeping members informed with pertinent information on issues facing GIS professionals.  It has been the go-to organization for those beginning their GIS careers with limitless opportunities to contribute as part of the award-winning Vanguard Cabinet. I look forward to contributing to the growing, committed URISA community of GIS professionals."

Brent will serve as President-Elect for one year and his term as President will begin at the conclusion of GIS-Pro 2021.
Newly-elected URISA Board of Directors:
  • Kathryn Brewer, GISPPrincipal/GIS Project ManagerSpatial Relationships LLCBoston Massachusetts   
  • Xan Fredericks, GISP,  Lidar Coordinator/Associate National Map Liaison, US Geological Survey, St Petersburg, Florida
  • Steven J. Steinberg, Ph.D., MPA, GISP, Geographic Information Officer (GIO), County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California  

Kevin Mickey was elected by the membership as President-Elect last year and will begin his term as President of URISA at the conclusion of GIS-Pro 2020. Keri Brennan will become Immediate Past-President at that time.

At the close of GIS-Pro 2020, the terms of service for these URISA Board members will conclude and we thank them all, in advance, for their amazing dedication and service to URISA:

  • Immediate Past-PresidentKim McDonough, GISPTennessee Department of TransportationNashville, Tennessee
  • Board SecretaryBryan Townsend, GISPYork CountyYork, South Carolina  
  • Lynn Dupont, GISP, ASLARegional Planning CommissionNew Orleans, Louisiana
  • Michael (Glenn) O'Grady, GISPPlanning Commission Chairman (Retired)City of Encinitas, California
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