Cindy Domenico is the Boulder County assessor in Colorado, where the development of Boulder County’s GIS and implementations of the technology for appraisal analysis have been a focus of her work. She is president of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), where she has been active on conferences on GIS and Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal. Ms. Domenico is also a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) and has served on the IAAO Mapping Council since 1990. She is also past president of the Colorado Assessors’ Association. She has a B.A. in environmental science and is a certified general appraiser.
Shoreh Elhami is GIS director for Delaware County, Ohio, and an adjunct professor at the Ohio State University. Prior to this, Ms. Elhami was GIS coordinator and principal planner for the Delaware County Regional Planning Commission and a regional planning analyst in the Ministry of Interior in Iran. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in GIS and planning, and has taught at the Ohio Wesleyan University. Ms. Elhami is a member of the URISA Board of Directors and currently chairs the GISCorps committee. In 2002, she received the Ohio State University College of Engineering’s Distinguished Alumni Award, and she has been involved as a committee member or participant in three NRC studies, including as a member of the Mapping Science Committee. Ms. Elhami has a degree in architectural engineering with a minor in planning from the National University in Tehran, Iran, and a master’s in city and regional planning from the Ohio State University.
Shelby Johnson is the state geographic information coordinator of Arkansas, directing the Arkansas Geographic Information Office organized under the state chief information officer. He previously worked as a research specialist at the University of Arkansas’ Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, where his consulting work on GIS ranged from individual citizens to international agencies, and he developed and taught university classes and professional development courses. He has served in many leadership roles in Arkansas and was instrumental in organizing the State Land Information Board in 1998. Since 1999, Mr. Johnson has been responsible for assisting the State Land Information Board in building a coordinated GIS system to meet the needs of the people of Arkansas. He served on the NSGIC Board of Directors from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Johnson has a B.A. in geography.
Susan Marlow is founder and chief executive officer of Smart Data Strategies, Inc. (SDS), which provides software and data conversion and maintenance services to the land records industry. Throughout her career, Ms. Marlow has personally managed hundreds of cadastral conversion projects and has in-depth knowledge of the conversion and software implementation process. SDS is involved in more than 10 percent of the nation’s properties with either its conversion services or the implementation of its software. Ms. Marlow currently serves as the chairman of the board at the Institute for GIS Studies (IGISS), chairman of the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS) Federal Cadastral Task Force, chairman of the Transportation Research Board’s Panel for Integrating Geospatial Technologies into the Right-of-Way Process, and a member of the Federal Geographic Data Committee’s (FGDC’s) Subcommittee for Cadastral Data; she is actively involved as an instructor for the IAAO’s GIS for Assessors course 651.
Frank Roberts is the GIS manager for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe in Idaho. His primary interest is in empowering the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and other indigenous groups by developing applications, teaching individuals how to use geospatial software, developing tools to help indigenous people to preserve Native culture, and integrating geospatial technology into decision-making processes. He was sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute and the Bioresource and Development Conservation Programme to be a guest speaker and training session leader at a conference for Nigerian foresters