The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is excited to announce that Ms. Christy Monaco will soon join OGC’s senior leadership as the Consortium’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). Christy commences her new role on September 1, 2024.

Christy brings to OGC a deep understanding of the geospatial industry, including historical and current trends, gained from her experience leading operations, technological transformation, organizational change, and resource management in the government and non-profit sectors of the geospatial and intelligence communities.

“I am thrilled to be joining Peter and the amazing team at OGC,” commented Christy Monaco. “For thirty years, OGC has brought together the geospatial community to ensure interoperability of data and technology during a period of tremendous growth and change. In our increasingly interconnected world, new opportunities abound for OGC, its partners, and stakeholders to address rapidly evolving global challenges and drive innovation. I’m truly excited to take on this new role as we shape the future of geospatial technology together.”

As OGC’s COO, Christy will use her experience with federal agencies, partnership-building, event management, and member success to help grow and shape the Consortium as it looks to its next chapter and works with new and established partners and stakeholders to bring accelerated, practical, and implementable solutions to the world of geospatial.

“We are very excited to have Christy join our executive team,” commented Peter Rabley, OGC CEO. “Christy will work with me and the rest of the team to enhance and grow the support and value that OGC provides to our members through our Policy & Advocacy, Innovation, and Standards.”

Previous to her appointment at OGC, Christy was the Vice President of Programs at the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), where she led content development for the Foundation’s events and programs, including the Foundation’s annual GEOINT Symposium. Christy also oversaw the Foundation’s education & professional development initiatives and marketing & communication activities.

About Christy Monaco
Ms. Christy Monaco is the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), starting September, 2024. Previous to joining OGC, Christy was the Vice President of Programs at the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), a role she held since December of 2020. She previously served for over 30 years in the U.S. Intelligence Community, during which she held a number of positions including with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). A government executive for over half of her federal career, in 2022 she was recognized by President Biden as a Meritorious Executive in the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service for her contributions at NGA. Christy currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia.


OGC Staff