Who we are

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is a 501(c)(3) 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 achieves its mission through various programs and events and by building the community, advancing the tradecraft, and accelerating innovation.

Charting Our Strategic Way Forward

To learn more about our plan to advance the tradecraft, build the community, and accelerate innovation.

History

In 2003, a group of leading authorities realized an inherent need for a unified vision and approach to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft. This group created the successful GEO-INTEL 2003 conference—the predecessor to the annual GEOINT Symposium—and in early 2004 established USGIF. The Foundation’s mission was, and continues to be, to bring together government, industry, academia, professional organizations and individuals for the advancement of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft as it relates to national security.

Being the first and only organization of its kind, USGIF has helped to advance the tradecraft through its many events and programs, such as the highly acclaimed GEOINT Symposium and technology focused Tech Days. The Foundation currently has more than 200 sustaining member organizations supporting and assisting in executing the Foundation’s objectives. The Foundation also has made education a top priority, exemplified by its scholarships, college and university accreditation programs, and other initiatives.

USGIF is dedicated to bringing together the many disciplines involved in the geospatial intelligence sector to exchange ideas, share best practices and promote the education and importance of a national geospatial intelligence agenda.

BUILD THE COMMUNITY | ADVANCE THE TRADECRAFT | ACCELERATE INNOVATION

Our Team

Christy Monaco

USGIF
Vice President of Programs

Mariam Ghaussy, CMP, CEM, CAE

USGIF
Vice President of Events & Administration

Molly Brady

USGIF
Education and Professional Development Manager

Nia Corpuz

USGIF
Executive Assistant to the CEO

Christine Devine, M.S.

USGIF
Director of Education and Professional Development

Ryan Doom

USGIF
Outreach and Marketing Coordinator

Alicia Jackson

USGIF
Acting Director of Finance

McKenna Klapperich, CEM

USGIF
Senior Manager, Exhibits and Events

Jesse Klauber

USGIF
Technology, Database, and Membership Manager

Gabi Lungu

USGIF
Events Planner

Mackenzie Murray

USGIF
Events Coordinator

Lyndsey Hofmann

USGIF
Education and Professional Development Coordinator

Sarah Ramsey

USGIF
Director of Communications

Steve Scaggs

USGIF
Events and Office Specialist

Interns

Nicholas Lee

USGIF
Intern

Sarah Taub

USGIF
Intern

Sam Vogler

Intern

Board of Directors

Nate Copeland

GeoOwl
Director of Intelligence Services
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Deborah Davis

GDIT
Vice President & General Manager, Mission Solutions Sector
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Jeff Dawley

Esri
Director, Intelligence Business Development
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Paul Graziani

Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI)
CEO and Co-Founder
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Dr. Troy E. Meink

National Reconnaissance Office
Principal Deputy Director
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Brian O’Toole

BlackSky
Chief Executive Officer and Director
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Jeff Robertson

Maxar
Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer
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Johnny Sawyer

The Sawyer Group
Founder
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John Serafini

HawkEye 360
CEO
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Stu Shea

Peraton,
Chairman, President, CEO
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Gary Sladic

Noblis
Vice President, Finance and Accounting
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Career Opportunities

Marketing and Engagement Manager

The Marketing and Engagement Manager, under the direction of the Director of Communications, plays a key role in supporting the execution of marketing, promotional strategy, and other community engagement activities. The ideal candidate will be a digital marketing expert, responsible for developing and executing comprehensive marketing and promotional plans designed to increase event attendance and grow the USGIF audience.

To apply, please email your resume, a brief statement of interest, and salary requirements to sarah.ramsey@usgif.org with the subject line “Marketing and Engagement Manager.”

Intern (Science Communications-Focused)

USGIF is seeking applicants with a science communications background for its Intern program. This 12- to 15-month internship is an opportunity to gain practical experience using science communication skills and working with a nonprofit with national reach and a membership base that crosses government, industry, and academia.

Internship applications are now being accepted for 2024-2025, including from current first year graduate students or admitted students who have not yet begun their graduate program. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resumé to interns@usgif.org with the subject: USGIF SciComm Intern Application.