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.

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

Brad Causey

USGIF
Senior Director of Communications

Mariam Ghaussy, CMP, CEM

USGIF
Senior Director of Events & Governance

Alicia Jackson

USGIF
Membership Services Manager

Camelia M. Kantor, Ph.D.

USGIF
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professional Development

McKenna Klapperich, DES

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Events and Exhibit Ops Planner

Christine MacKrell, M.S.

USGIF
Education and Professional Development Manager

Ame Petry

USGIF
Meetings and Events Manager

Kat Porcell

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Office Manager

Kenny Scott

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Senior Director Business & Administration

Jessica Dorsch

USGIF
Senior Intern

Molly Brady

USGIF
Intern

Simon Nguyen

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Intern

Sean Rodgers

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Intern

Matt Sapsara

Intern

Christine Yoo

USGIF
Intern

Career Opportunities

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

The Marketing and Communications Coordinator assists with all Foundation marketing and communications activities to include branding, event marketing, web and social media, the USGIF digital magazine, public relations, and media/press outreach regarding USGIF events, programs, and membership initiatives. The role is responsible for advising on and execution of communications and marketing budgets for the Foundation. In addition, the position contributes to measuring and monitoring the effectiveness of marketing initiatives, and continuously improving the application of marketing strategies and tactics.

Membership Database Intern

The Membership Database Intern contributes to the development, implementation and day-to-day administration of the USGIF Association Management System (AMS). This team player will need to be prepared to take a deep dive into the AMS and help to optimize the maximum functionality and usage of the system. The appropriate candidate is an enthusiastic, hard-working, and creative problem-solver who will receive hands-on experience.

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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