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Southwest US Region Elects New Officers for 2012

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The Southwest US Region of ASPRS is pleased to announce the election of new officers for 2012.  The election closed on March 2, 2012 and the results have been certified by the officers of the Region.


Taking office as the new Vice President is Dr. Steven Steinberg.  Steven J. Steinberg, PhD, GISP, has been an ASPRS member since 1993. He served two terms as NorCal Region President from 2008-2011 following a term as President-Elect from 2007-2008. Prior to that he served as education chair from 2001-2004 during which time he helped to initiated the NorCal Regional Scholarship and Student Chapter travel support programs.



From 1998-2011 he was a Professor of Geospatial Sciences and Director of the Institute for Spatial Analysis at California State University, Humboldt in Arcata, California. During that time he initiated and advised a successful ASPRS student chapter, chartered in 2001.   In Spring 2011, he moved to the Southwest Region (Irvine, CA) where he is currently a Principal Scientist – Information Management & Analysis at the Southern California Coastal Research Project and an Adjunct Professor at Chapman University teaching GIS.


Taking office as incumbent Regional Directors are Ms. Alice Ramos and Mr. James Scarborough.  Ms. Ramos is the President of Geospatial Professional Solutions, Inc. (GPSI), an aerial survey and mapping company located in Costa Mesa, California.  Ms. Ramos is both a certified photogrammetrist (ASPRS) and GIS professional (URISA) with experience teaching photogrammetry and elementary surveying at the university level. In addition to her primary responsibilities for Finance and Administration, Ms. Ramos applies her technical expertise in aerial triangulation, CADD, GIS, orthophotography and QC. She is currently serving as Regional Director, ASPRS Southwest region covering the areas of southern California, Arizona and southern Nevada.


Mr. Scarborough is the Managing Partner and a Consulting Air Quality Scientist  with Berkeley Environmental  Technologies, Berkeley, CA.  In the field of environmental science for over ten years. James brings a geographic information science expertise, environmental regulation experience, and computing ingenuity to fulfill client needs. James has ten years of GIS experience and five years of consulting experience in fire emissions and industrial source permitting.  Mr. Scarborough has an MS in  Landscape Architecture in Environmental Planning  and a BS in  Geography , both from UC Berkeley.


Taking office as new Regional Director is Mr. Scott Miller.  Scott Miller is a director in the geospatial intelligence technology areas for BAE Systems. Scott holds BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering with a specialty in photogrammetry.   He currently performs consulting, engineering management, new concepts and product development in the geospatial arena. Scott is a long standing member of the American Society of Photogrammetry and is a Certified Photogrammetrist. He has published many technical papers in the field of Photogrammetry and participated in the publishing of the latest version of the “Manual of Photogrammetry”. He also participates in the Advisory Council for the California State University Fresno’s Geomatics Engineering program.


The next scheduled conference call meeting of the officers is on March 26, 2012 @ 12:00 PM PDT, whereupon the new officers will be installed.  We look forward to an active and successful year in 2012.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 March 2012 20:08