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.


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.


Our Team

Christy Monaco

Vice President of Programs

Camelia M. Kantor, Ph.D.

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professional Development

Jessica Dorsch

Senior Programs Intern

Lauren Est

Programs Intern

Mariam Ghaussy, CMP, CEM

Senior Director of Events & Governance

Danica Giermann

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Alicia Jackson

Membership Services Manager

Shameka Jordan

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

Christine MacKrell, M.S.

Education and Professional Development Manager

Ame Petry

Meetings and Events Manager

Shai Sobrino

Director of Business Operations

Board of Directors

Robert Cardillo

The Cardillo Group
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John Serafini

HawkEye 360
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Patrick Acheson

Managing Principal
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Dr. Todd Bacastow

Penn State University
Teaching Professor, Department of Geography
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Nate Copeland

InTec, LLC
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Dr. Stacey Dixon

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Deputy Director
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Dan Jablonsky

Maxar Technologies
President and CEO
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LTG Mary Legere, USA, Ret.

Accenture Federal Services
Managing Director
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Carmen Medina

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Patty Mims

Director, Global National Government
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Vicki Schmanske

Executive VP, Group President, Intelligence Group
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Gary Sladic

Vice President, Finance and Accounting
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Carey Smith

Parsons Corporation
President and Chief Operating Officer
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Isaac Zaworski

Chief Executive Officer, USG
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Paul Graziani

Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI)
CEO and Co-Founder
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Stu Shea

Peraton, USGIF
Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer, Founder
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Career Opportunities

Events Intern

The Events Intern contributes to the day-to-day planning of the USGIF virtual and in person events, including the GEOINT Symposium, GEOINT Service Days, GEOConnect Series and Geo Gala. The successful candidate will gain experience in planning and coordinating logistics, budget and contract management, conference implementation, communications, teamwork and customer service. The opportunity to apply for this position closes Monday, June 21, 2021.

Annual Report

The USGIF Annual Report highlights the Foundation’s impact and accomplishments in the span of a year. Be sure to download each of the annual reports to see everything USGIF has accomplished over the past few years.

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