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GIS-Pro 2017: THE Conference for GIS Professionals
October 23-26,  2017
Jacksonville, Florida
URISA and its local chapters are pleased to present GIS-Pro 2017 in JAX!  Join us for comprehensive education, networking, and professional development. 

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Wednesday, October 25 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
GIS Strategic Planning & Implementation

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GIS strategic planning for your department or organization doesn’t have to be overwhelming, but it is essential for continued sustainability and empowering your team and stakeholders. This session will present the value of GIS strategic planning, building and maintaining key stakeholder support, and implementing initiatives developed during planning efforts.

  • Lessons Learned in GIS Strategic Planning
    Ashley Hitt, GISP, Director, GIS Services, Connected Nation, Louisville, KY
  • Strategic Planning, Team Building, and Change Management in a Global AEC Co.
    John Hurd, GISP, Geospatial Practice Leader, CH2M, Wyoming, OH
  • 2017 ESIG Award Exemplary System, Enterprise System Category: IndyVitals 
    Sharon Kandris, Associate Director, The Polis Center at IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN

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Keri Brennan, GISP ENP

GIS Consultant and President, Benchmark Geospatial LLC
Keri Brennan, GISP, ENP is a senior-level GIS Consultant and President of Benchmark Geospatial.  Keri has over 27 years of GIS experience as a consultant, trainer, and product manager with a focus on providing solutions to local, state, and federal governments, especially in the... Read More →

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Ashley Hitt, GISP

Vice President, GeoAnalytics, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP is the Vice President of GeoAnalytics at Connected Nation, a national leader in broadband expansion programs. She oversees operations, project execution, and strategic planning for the GeoAnalytics team and is responsible for developing strategies using GIS to provide... Read More →
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John Hurd, GISP

Geospatial Practice Leader, CH2M
John Hurd, GISP, is the Geospatial Practice Leader at CH2M, a global AEC company. His background includes project management, GIS management, and environmental applications of GIS.
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Sharon Kandris

Associate Director, The Polis Center at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Sharon Kandris is the associate director of The Polis Center at IUPUI, an applied research center with a mission to help communities become healthier and more resilient. She also directs the center’s community informatics area, which designs solutions to meet the data and information... Read More →

Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Clearwater, Third Level