Speakers

Our Speakers

Listen to the voices leading the surveying, GIS and geospatial professions. Prepare for the future and learn from leaders who are blazing the trail for all of us.

Keynote – Nancy von Meyer, PLS, GISP PE, PhD

Nancy von Meyer is president of Fairview Industries, Inc., specializing in land records information systems and developing sustainable partnerships and collaborations for shared data stewardship.

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Keynote – Dr. Jan Van Sickle, PhD, PLS

With many years of experience, Jan Van Sickle advised global companies (Anadarko, IHS Energy, Microsoft, Jeppesen, Maxar, and many more) on geospatial matters.

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Nancy Blyer, USACE, Geospatial Community of Practice Lead

Nancy Blyler leads the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Geospatial Community of Practice. She develops guidance and sets policy with respect to Geospatial Technologies for the USACE.

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Brent Jones, PE, PLS, President, URISA

With Esri for over 15 years, Brent Jones oversees Esri’s worldwide strategic planning, business development, and marketing activities…

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Tripp Corbin, MCP, GISP

With over 20 years of surveying, mapping and GIS-related experience, Tripp Corbin is currently the GIS Implementation Manager for the Davey Resource Group…

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Dominica VanKoten, PLS, Chief Cadastral Surveyor, Bureau of Land Management

Dominica VanKoten is the Chief Cadastral Surveyor at the Bureau of Land Management Headquarters Office.

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Nathan Price, PLS, Chief Land Surveyor, USDA Forest Service

Nathan Price is the Chief Land Surveyor at USDA Forest Service Headquarters in Washington D.C. The Forest Service manages over 193 million acres and contains over 276,000 miles of boundary lines.

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Linda M. Foster, PLS, GISP, MGIS

With over 18 years of experience in the professional geospatial industry, Linda Foster has proven to be a trailblazer in implementing cutting-edge geospatial technology in the AEC sector.

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Dr. Anita Soni – Skanska, Deputy Head of BIM

Anita is Deputy Head of BIM at Skanska Infrastructure UK. She has worked in the civil and infrastructure industry for the past 10 years.

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Amanda Allred, PLS, NSPS Vice President

Vice President National Society of Professional Land Surveyors (NSPS) and representative to the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)

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Tim Burch, PLS, NSPS President-Elect

Timothy W. Burch, PLS, is the Director of Survey for SPACECO, Inc., Rosemont, Illinois, where his duties include establishing new markets and clients and mentoring of surveying staff.

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Preston Dowell, PLS

Preston began his land surveying career in 1998 in the private sector. He worked on a variety of projects ranging from construction surveys to ALTA Land Title Surveys to Public Land Survey System…

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Richard Kleinmann, PLS,
Geospatial Transportation Leader Ayres Associates

Richard Kleinmann, PLS, is the Geospatial Transportation Leader at Ayres Associates in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

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Lucas Beauchamp, PLS

Lucas Beauchamp is a land surveyor with the Bureau of Land Management based in the Nevada State Office in Reno, NV.

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Denver Winchester

Denver Winchester is the current NSPS Young Surveyors President, and the Oklahoma Society of Land Surveyors District 6 Director. He holds an Associate of Applied Science in Surveying Technology from Oklahoma State University. Denver is an expert in riparian boundary surveys, GIS…

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Sid Pandey, Senior Associate / Sr. Geospatial Technology Manager, Dewberry, Fairfax, VA

Sid is Vice-Chair of URISA’s Vanguard Cabinet …

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Brian Shaw, PLS

Brian Shaw is NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey Rocky Mountain Regional Advisor. He began his career at NGS and has a BS in Computer Science and an MS in Geographic Information Systems which has made him the NGS geospatial go-to person.

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Michael L. Dennis, PhD, PE, RLS

Michael L. Dennis is a geodesist at NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) where he manages the State Plane Coordinate System of 2022 Project and is involved in a wide variety of other efforts within NGS to maintain and improve the National Spatial Reference System.

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