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MAPPS Nominations Committee Announcement and Call for Board Candidates

Friday, May 4, 2018   (0 Comments)
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MAPPS Board of Directors Nomination Announcement

MAPPS is pleased to announce the following members comprise the 2018 Board of Directors Nominations Committee:


Mitch Long - Chair

Wayne Walker
FloraBama Geospatial Solutions, LLC


Allan Blades
Axis GeoSpatial, LLC

Renee Walmsley Tetra Tech

Ken Scruggs
Midwest Aerial Photography

Thank you in advance to the above MAPPS members for their service to the association in the important task of evaluating and selecting future members of the Board of Directors.

The terms of the following MAPPS Board of Directors expire in July, 2018:

Brian Raber, MAPPS President and Director, Merrick & Company, 1-year term
Robert Hanson, MAPPS Director, Michael Baker International, 2-year term
Pam Nobles, MAPPS Secretary and Director, Diversified Design & Drafting Services, Inc., 2-year term
Chris Ogier, MAPPS Director, previously with Michael Baker International, 2-year term

Please note there are 4Board positions open this year.

MAPPS members who wish to be considered for election to the MAPPS Board should submit their interest in writing directly to Mitch Long, Chair of the Nominations Committee, by May 31, 2018. Mitch can be contacted via email at:, or telephone using 859-223-3999 ext. 362.

Current MAPPS Board Members want YOU to let your voice be heard and to take an active part in the association to help grow MAPPS future! Watch their testimonials by clicking the videos below.


Brian Raber,President


Mark Brooks, President-Elect


Jim Van Rens, Director

General Board of Director Qualifications

When considering candidates, the Nominations Committee shall evaluate the following qualities in candidates for the MAPPS Board of Directors:

  • reflect and represent the broad range of member firms of MAPPS;
  • be senior executives in their firms (principals, owners or partners) with profit/loss and decision-making responsibilities;
  • has the management, resources and support of their firm to serve the entire Board term;
  • has the ability to attend required meetings and dedicate the time needed to fulfill the responsibilities of a Director (Summer, Winter, and Federal Programs/Capitol Hill Conferences, and Fall Board Retreat);
  • be experienced in the geospatial field, and recognized and respected by their professional peers;
  • be of a range of firm sizes in the membership; the various professional service disciplines; all geographic areas of the United States; gender; age; race; and other characteristics so that the Board in total is reflective of the diversity of the membership;
  • has management, business and political acumen;
  • be active in MAPPS and demonstrate commitment to the association by active meeting participation (speaker, committee member, political advocacy, sponsorship, PAC, excellence awards, etc.), and be knowledgeable about the association; and,
  • be from a firm (or family of firms with common ownership relationships) that has not recently been represented on the MAPPS Board so as to spread among the member firms an equitable opportunity to participate on the Board.


As mentioned, MAPPS members who are interested in serving the association as a member of the Board of Directors should advise Mitch Long of their interest in writing between May 4 and May 31, 2018. Along with a statement of interest, prospective Board members should include the following information:

  • Candidate's Name
  • Candidate's Firm
  • Brief (not more than two (2) pages) biographical sketch of the candidate to include education, experience, registrations/certifications, past participation in MAPPS activities including positions, leadership, political activity, and a statement as to why he/she desires to be a member of the MAPPS Board of Directors.

The 2018 Board of Directors Nomination Schedule is hereby established:

May 4 – Announcement of Nominations Committee members by MAPPS President and call for candidates for MAPPS Board of Directors
May 31 –Close of submissions to Nominations Committee
June 29 – Nominations Committee slate announced (additional nominations may be made from the floor at the annual business meeting, if filed in advance)
July 11 – Deadline for notifying President Raber of a nomination from the floor
July 22-26 – Annual MAPPS Business Meeting and Election during the Summer Conference

Please contact Brian Raberat, or 720-320-4843 if you have any questions.

Save the Date for our upcoming meetings!

July 22-26, 2018
MAPPS 2018 Summer Conference
Belmond Charleston Place
Charleston, SC

9 Newport Drive, Suite 200
Forest Hill, MD 21050
Questions? 443.640.1068
Fax 443.640.1031