Transitioning from my role as President and CEO

After almost 18 years with OGC, 14 years as President, I plan to transition to part-time work with OGC early next year. In my new capacity, I will focus on strategic opportunity development in the areas of membership value and growth, and the advancement of key programs and initiatives in support of OGC’s technology and marketplace priorities.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as OGC’s President and CEO, and I am honored to have been able to serve the geospatial and standards communities in this capacity. This transition is something that I have carefully considered for some time, and I believe that it is time for new leadership to help take OGC to the next step in its evolution.

If you have visited the OGC website recently, you already know that a search for the CEO is underway. This process will be managed by the OGC Board of Directors via a search committee comprised of representatives from the OGC Board and OGC membership. Our plan is to have my successor in place by the first quarter of calendar year 2019.

I have personal and professional pride with the many accomplishments of the consortium that advance important, globally significant interoperability solutions. It takes a village to build a connected globe and the important mission-enabling capabilities are the direct result of the dedication, amazing talent, and leadership of OGC membership, staff, alliance partners, community representatives, and the Board of Directors. I look forward to welcoming our new President and CEO, and I am excited to continue working with you in my new role as together we address the interoperability challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Finally, I wish to express my thanks and appreciation to OGC founder David Schell for his vision and fortitude in establishing OGC as a global forum for advancing location interoperability and for his support, advice, and guidance.