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Welcome to URISA’s GIS-Pro 2020 — A special virtual edition for challenging times.
We invite you to review the agenda, block your calendar, and join us virtually for URISA’s 58th Annual Conference. Our community has always been resilient and eager to help each other through a crisis. Be engaged. Ask questions. Explore solutions. Make the most of this opportunity. Be safe.

Workshops will be presented ’live’ on September 23 & 24 and after GIS-Pro on October 6 & 7. Attendance at one workshop is included with full registration.

Note that all times in this online agenda are presented in CENTRAL Time (URISA’s office is in Chicago).

You must be registered to access the online platform (which is not this Sched agenda). 

Main conference site: www.gis-pro.org 
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Thursday, October 1 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Preparing and Mentoring GIS Professionals for our Dynamically Changing GIS Industry

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A team of panelists will talk about different methods for developing bilateral approaches to mentoring at all career levels.  Discover strategies to stay current in your existing employment and what managers are looking for from young professionals.  Other valuable workforce necessities will also be discussed.

This interactive session will focus on learning how to develop meaningful mentor relationships. Our team of panelists will provide guidance on developing bilateral approaches to mentoring and creating impactful and lasting relationships in your gis career.  

  • Mentoring Tomorrow’s GIS Leaders
    Haley Zehentbauer, Business Analyst, Stark County, Carrollton, OH
    Frank Romo, GIS Tech IV, City of Detroit, Detroit, MI
    Thomas Fisher, GISP, AICP, Enterprise Geospatial Technologies Administrator, Cuyahoga County
    Nancy von Meyer, GISP, President, Fairview Industries
    Elthron Anderson, GISP, Geospatial Technology and Infrastructure Asset Manager, Southgate Water & Sanitation Districts

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Rachel Layko

Ph.D Student, Arizona State University
Rachel Layko is a graduate student in the Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science at Arizona State University. Her work focuses on using geospatial tools to explore conservation questions from a socio-ecological perspective. She previously worked in the Center for Geospatial... Read More →
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Haley Zehentbauer

Business Analyst, URISA Vanguard Cabinet
Haley Zehentbauer graduated from Youngstown State University and is a Business Analyst for the Stark County, Ohio, Information Technology department. She has previously served on the board for the Ohio Chapter of URISA and is the current chair of URISA’s Vanguard Cabinet.

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Nancy von Meyer, GISP, Ph.D.

President, Fairview Industries, Inc.
Nancy von Meyer, PLS, PE, GISP, is vice president of Fairview Industries, Inc., specializing in developingland records information systems and developing sustainable partnerships and collaborations for shared datastewardship. Dr. von Meyer is a nationally recognized leader in land... Read More →
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Elthron M. Anderson, GISP

Geospatial Technology/Infrastructure Asset Manager, Southgate Water and Sanitation Districts
Elthron is currently the Geospatial Technology and Infrastructure Asset Manager for Southgate Water and Sanitation Districts. He oversees technology applications and performs varying roles in support of the goals of Asset Management. Elthron has held various positions on the RM-URISA... Read More →
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Thomas Fisher

GIS Administrator, Cuyahoga County
With over 29 years in the field of GIS, Tom Fisher is currently the Enterprise Geospatial Technologies Administrator for the County of Cuyahoga in Ohio. He leads a staff of five GIS professionals in the County’s Department of Information Technology. Mr. Fisher will assume the presidency... Read More →
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Frank Romo

GIS Tech IV, City of Detroit
Frank is an entrepreneur, founder and civil servant. He works as a GIS Tech IV in the City of Detroit supporting the department of Public Safety. He is the founder of Detroit based, RomoGIS Enterprises: a data, design and research collaborative aimed at promoting the public good through... Read More →

Thursday October 1, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT