EarthData announces new CEO
February 19, 2004
Washington, DC - EarthData today announced the appointment of a new president and chief executive officer (CEO) who will continue to champion the tenets of EarthData's corporate philosophy: customer satisfaction and leading-edge technology development to meet clients' requirements for mapping and geographic information services and technologies.
Anne Hale Miglarese, who becomes EarthData's new CEO on April 5th, will advance EarthData's position both as a provider of geospatial data from air- and space-borne remote sensing platforms and as a GIS technology developer and integrator. Bryan Logan, the company's current chairman and CEO, will remain chairman and will focus on new technology development and emerging international markets.
Together, Miglarese and Logan will ensure the synchronization of EarthData's advanced airborne mapping technologies to the evolving needs of government and commercial clients in the current and future marketplace.
"The push for new, innovative GIS and mapping products and services increases almost daily and we need to respond to that demand," Logan said. "EarthData prides itself on technology development and processing enhancements that translate to improved services and efficiencies for our clients.
"Technology, which complements traditional photogrammetric methods, is and will continue to be the engine of EarthData's growth. Anne has exactly the right qualities and experience to lead us to even greater success," Logan added.
"Anne can now apply her two decades of experience as a mapping industry customer to ensure we continue our customer focus, but with vastly improved synchronization across product lines."
Miglarese is currently the chief of the Coastal Information Services branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coastal Services Center and directs the remote sensing and GIS programs of the organization. With a B.S. and M.S. in geography from the University of South Carolina, Miglarese remains fascinated with the earth and the forces that impact it.
"It's an honor to take the helm of such a well-respected and successful organization as EarthData," Miglarese said. "Now I can apply my 'customer-eye-view' with my love of geography and the earth to the recipe for success that Bryan and the EarthData team already have created. The most successful organizations are those that truly understand what their clients require to be successful and what challenges they face."
Miglarese said she looks forward to growing EarthData's business. "The EarthData team will augment its focus on client relationship building, drive to stay ahead of the competition by strategically investing in the right technology development in such areas as homeland defense and the intelligence arena, and expand our cadre of products and services to include satellite image processing."
She began her career in the private sector as an environmental consultant specializing in regulatory compliance for the Clean Water and National Environmental Policy Acts. She also worked for numerous state agencies in South Carolina including the Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Water Resources Commission, and the Department of Natural Resources.
Active in national policy governing spatial data, Miglarese is chairman of the Federal Geographic Data Committee's Marine and Coastal Spatial Data Subcommittee. Also, she was a founding member of the National States Geographic Information Council, a past chairwoman of the South Carolina State Mapping Advisory Committee, and a board member of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association. She currently is an editorial board member of GeoSpatial Solutions.
EarthData is an airborne data collection, mapping, and GIS services company that provides clients with customized products, services, and GIS applications to support a wide range of land-use, resource management, and engineering activities. With its fleet of aircraft, the company collects aerial photography, uses an airborne laser system (lidar) and imaging radar (GeoSAR) to produce 3D terrain models, and develops or deploys other remote sensing technologies to detect thermal and multispectral information about the earth's surface. EarthData offices in Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington D.C. use this data to create and supply photogrammetric, lidar, radar, and digital orthophoto mapping and GIS applications and services.
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