Joined ESRI in 1983. Responsible for managing all ESRI product releases since 1983, including ArcInfo, PC ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcSDE, ArcCAD, MapObjects, ArcGIS, ArcIMS, and other ESRI software. Also responsible for product design, development and release of quality products. Manages a division of GIS analysts, programmers, writers, and test analysts who design, build, document, release, and maintain ESRI software. Works closely with Software Development teams managed by Scott Morehouse in this work.
Speaks on GIS implementation and concepts at numerous conferences and meetings annually. Also has authored several books, white papers, and presentations on GIS, including significant contributions on many ESRI Press books and software user guides.
1981 to 1983. Before coming to ESRI, served as IT coordinator for refuge planning for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Anchorage, Alaska. Work there included coordinating the development of a GIS for planning of the sixteen national wildlife refuges in Alaska. Among other duties were training, coordination with federal and state agencies, land use planning, and implementing GIS technology for refuge planning.
1978 to 1981. Served as a biostatistician with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Fort Collins, Colorado, working on procedures for the estimation of environmental impacts on fish and wildlife resources. Helped to develop the Habitat Evaluation Procedures used throughout the Service.
1976 to 1978. Employed as a research and teaching assistant at the Institute of Statistics at Texas A&M University. Applied statistical and computer programming techniques to environmental management and natural resource evaluation. Focused on stochastic modeling and simulation.
Graduate Course Work in Ecosystems Modeling, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1979-1980.
M.S. (Statistics and Computer Science) Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1978.
B.S. (Economics and Statistics) Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1975.