USGIF adds seven community leaders to the Foundation’s Board of Directors
Herndon, Virginia (October 2, 2015) — The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) announced the addition of seven new members to its Board of Directors. The newest board members are David Alexander, Julia Bowers, John Fenwick, Michael C. Grochol, Letitia A. Long, Manh Pham, and the Honorable Caryn A. Wagner. USGIF’s Board now includes 25 directors representing the many facets of the GEOINT Community.
“The USGIF Board of Directors will benefit immensely from the wisdom these individuals bring,” said The Honorable Jeffrey K. Harris, Chairman of the USGIF Board of Directors. “They represent a variety of experiences and perspectives that will help us govern and further our educational mandate across this exciting, technology-infused, rapidly changing GEOINT mission.”
David Alexander is the geospatial information officer and director of the Geospatial Management Office (GMO) with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Alexander’s career in the geospatial information field spans more than 30 years. He assumed responsibility for the GMO in 2012 following four years in senior leadership roles with the DHS Office of the Chief Information Officer. Alexander will serve as a non-voting board advisor.
Julia Bowers is chief operating officer of Spatial Networks. Prior to her current position, Bowers was the general manager of SCIA and director of defense programs for Courage Services. Recently, Bowers volunteered with USGIF as a human geography lead, organizing initiatives furthering human geography tradecraft within the Intelligence Community.
John Fenwick, co-founder of Skybox Imaging, is now Google’s Skybox operations manager. He leads end-to-end operations for Google Skybox, including flight control and data production for multiple high-resolution space imaging satellites.
Michael C. Grochol is a principal and senior partner at ISPA Technology. Since joining ISPA in 2014, Grochol has brought ISPA Technology to two additional markets and led development and solution activities across multiple verticals to include the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Combatant Commands.
Letitia A. Long is the former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). She served as the fifth director of NGA and was the first woman to lead a U.S. intelligence agency. Her career has spanned many aspects of organizational leadership, business functions, and global operations.
Manh Pham is a manager at Accenture Federal Services, supporting its federal information technology infrastructure outsourcing and client delivery capabilities. Prior to joining Accenture in 2010, Pham was a satellite system engineer with Lockheed Martin.
The Honorable Caryn A. Wagner is an independent consultant and adjunct faculty member of the National Intelligence University. From 2010 to 2012, she served as the Undersecretary for Intelligence Analysis with DHS.
Learn more about the USGIF Board of Directors at USGIF.org/about/board.
USGIF is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger GEOINT Community with government, industry, academia, professional organizations, and individuals who develop and apply geospatial intelligence to address national security challenges. USGIF executes its mission by building the community, advancing the tradecraft, and accelerating innovation.
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