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Tuesday, September 9 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mapping Your Way Into a GIS Career

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This session will introduce young professionals and students to the Geospatial Industry. Several career paths will be highlighted, including the skills required for entry- and mid-level positions. It will also give advice on creating effective resumes and portfolios, as well as proper etiquette and tips for a successful interview. Young professionals will also be introduced to URISA and the GISP certification. Resources for locating job listings will also be provided.

  • Panelists
    Wendy Peloquin, GISP, GISi, Jacksonville, FL
    Stephen M. Berry, GISP, Clark County GIS, Winchester, KY

    Ashley Littell Hitt, GISP, Connected Nation, Bowling Green, KY
    Kim H. McDonough, GISP, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Nashville, TN
    Kevin J Mickey, GISP, The Polis Center, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
    Teresa Townsend, AICP, Planning Communities, Raleigh, NC 

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Valrie Grant, GISP

Managing Director, GeoTechVision
Valrie Grant is the founder and Managing Director of GeoTechVision Enterprises Ltd. She earned a BSc. Degree in Geology from the University of West Indies and a MSc. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environment from the Manchester Metropolitan University and is also a certified... Read More →

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Teresa Townsend, AICP

Chief Executive Officer, Planning Communities
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Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Director Professional Development and Geospatial Education, The Polis Center @ IUPUI
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Ashley Hitt, GISP

Director, GIS Services, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP, is the Director of GIS Services at Connected Nation, a national leader in broadband expansion programs. She develops methodologies for using broadband data to provide solutions that impact policy, economic development, and the Digital Divide.Ashley is the Program... Read More →
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Stephen Berry, GISP

GIS Coordinator, Clark County GIS
Stephen Berry, GISP, is a 1995 Graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Geography. Stephen has been a Certified GISP since 2007 and has over 25 years of work experience in the GIS Profession. He has worked with GIS in industries ranging from utilities and transportation... Read More →
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Wendy Peloquin, GISP

Account Manager, GISinc
Wendy Peloquin, GISP is an Account Manager at GISinc supporting State and Local Governments and is based out of Jacksonville, FL. She is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a B.S. in Geography and a Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS).
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Kim McDonough, GISP

Senior IT Manager, GIS, Tennessee Department of Transportation
I have been involved in GIS since my first course in Computer Cartography in 1981. I worked in the Computer Cartography Lab for the School of Forest Resources at N.C. State Univ. from 1983 until 1986. At that time, I moved back to my home town of Nashville and worked initially in... Read More →

Tuesday September 9, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand Chenier

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