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Friday, February 27 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Professional Groups

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A panel of representative from a number of different GIS related professional groups and organizations will speak about their group, what they do, who they are for, and how to join.

         Doug Newcomb, Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)
         Kevin Locklear, NC Property Mappers Association (NCPMA)
         Amy Barron, NC ArcGIS Users Group (NCAUG)
         Kristin Michel, Carolina chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (CURISA)
         Chris Koltyk, NC Local Government Information Systems Association (NCLGISA)
         Nancy Ross, Charlotte Metro GIS User Group
         Bryan Townsend, Geospatial Administrators Assoc. of SC (GAASC)


Dawn Perry

GIS Project Coordinator, Orange County Tax Administration
Dawn Perry has been working in the GIS mapping world for the last 17 years, mostly as a local government employee. She has been an active member of the NCPMA, serving on the Program Committee, Location Committee, and Certification Committee. 


Amy Barron, GISP

GIS Strategist, Duke Energy
For undergraduate and graduate school Amy attended the University of South Carolina. She has worked in both the public and private sector before landing at Duke Energy in Charlotte. She spent the first five years at Duke Energy in the Transmission Engineering Group where she used GIS to site substations and transmission lines. She spent six months in 2013 in a developmental opportunity within Grid Modernization in the Grid Concepts Group which... Read More →

Chris Koltyk, GISP

CIO, City of Jacksonville
Chris Koltyk has MPA from Appalachian State University and MSE in International Trade from Gdansk University, Poland. Koltyk is currently serving as a CIO for the City of Jacksonville, NC. He has worked in Catawba County and Moore County, NC where he was involved in GIS development. Chris has been involved in NCLGISA for the last 11 years and he is currently serving as professional development chair.
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Kevin Locklear

Property Mapping Supervisor, Wake County GIS
Kevin is the 2015 President of the North Carolina Property Mappers Association.  He has served on the NCPMA executive committee as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President and President Elect.  Kevin has also served on various committees throughout the organization including chairing program committee in 2010. Kevin has worked in the GIS field for 18 years specializing in Property Mapping.  He was employed with the Durham County Tax... Read More →

Kristin Michel, GISP

Crime Analysis Unit, Management Analyst, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
Kristin Michel is an analyst for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. Previously, she was a GIS Analyst for the City of New Orleans and worked in the Emergency Operations Center through the Hurricane Katrina recovery.
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Doug Newcomb

Cartographer, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Lidar, Open Source Geospatial Software, Endangered Species
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Nancy Ross, GISP

Planning & GIS Specialist III, City of Gastonia
Nancy Ross is a GIS Specialist with over 27 years of experience in local and regional GIS. She has been with the City of Gastonia for almost 10 years and specialized in using GIS in Planning but works with every City department and the public. She has been the Chairperson for the Charlotte Metropolitan GIS User Group for the past 2 years.

Bryan Townsend, GISP

GIS Manager, York County Government, SC

Friday February 27, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 305 A/B

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