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U.S. West Updates: Meet the U.S. West Chapter Leadership

11 Sep 2013 12:25 PM | Anonymous


Dear {Contact_First_Name},

In July, the US West Chapter held its Summer Meeting and brought forth some exciting new changes to the organization of the US West Chapter.  Please welcome the West Chapter leaders and its volunteers. 

Message from the West Chapter Chair

"This summer began a new annual cycle for the US West APSG chapter. Our chapter continues to grow and we have the goal in the coming year of increasing participation from Operators. We will continue to have two formal meetings a year that cover topics related to geodetic information critical in the oil and gas industry."
Natalie Cutsforth

Meet the West Chapter Leadership

CHAIR - Natalie Cutsforth with Idea + Astadia

Natalie has 18 years of  experience in the Geographic Information  Systems   industry.    Her technology  expertise  ranges from software to data requirements, with a vision for  application   of  geospatial technologies for oil and gas,  commercial and government  clients.  Based in  Denver,  Colorado she manages  relationships with a diverse set of  clients for Astadia (Idea Integration).  Natalie began her career in the  data side of mapping technology with satellite  remote sensing and aerial  photography. Then added an understanding of GIS  software for creating and  managing spatial data while working for  ESRI.  Natalie  served on the Board of Directors for the Rocky  Mountain Chapter of  Geographic Information Technology Association (GITA) from  2008-2010, as  president in 2009. She has participated on the Denver Petroleum  User Group  (DPUG), Microsoft's Upstream Reference Architecture partner group and   actively participates in the information technology community in both Denver  and  Houston. In addition, she has published several technology articles in  Imaging  Notes magazine.

VICE CHAIR-John Farrell with Fidelity Exploration & Production Co.                     

John Farrell, GISP has worked as a software engineer for Lockheed Martin, Computer Sciences Corporation, IHS, and PetroWEB. For the past 18 years he has developed GIS Applications for the Oil and Gas Industry and is currently managing the GIS and GPS operations for Fidelity Exploration & Production Co. in Denver. In addition to being the Vice Chair for the West Chapter of the APSG, John is currently the chairman of the Denver Petroleum User Group (DPUG), and an active AAPG Member. John's educational achievements include: B.S. in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and Masters in Computer Information Systems from the University of Denver.


SECRETARY - TREASURER - Delmar "Andy" Anderson with Del Consulting

          Dr. Anderson, an Independent Consultant, Del Consulting, provides  expertise in remote sensing applications. As such, Dr. Anderson has provided  consulting services in remote sensing to the Intelligence Community and U.S.  corporations to include: Exploitation of Ikonos satellite imagery for Space  Imaging/GeoEye; Imagery product conceptualization for Raytheon; GIS needs  assessment for the Massachusetts Highway Department; and Imagery analysis pilot  studies for Wal-Mart and Flying J (truck plazas). He worked in the  intelligence field for forty years…including tactical and strategic intelligence  collection and production of assessments for policy and decision makers.   He served in numerous assignments domestically and internationally. As a USAF  officer, he held positions in the Air Force Intelligence Agency, the 1381st  Geodetic Squadron, the U.S. Military Assistance Command, and the U.S. Air Force  Academy. Overseas tours were mainly in the Pacific Rim. Policy issues included  energy security, food security, water security, and other non-military  issues…along with concerns relevant to political and military implications for  U.S. security. Dr. Anderson’s educational achievement in geography include:  BS, Kansas State University; MS, Northwestern University, and Ph.D., the  University of Kansas.   

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR - Bill Emison with Merrick & Company                           

Bill Emison currently  serves as a Senior Account Manager and MARS®  Product Manager for the GeoSpatial Solutions division of Merrick & Company,  a professional engineering services firm based in Greenwood Village, Colorado.  In this position, Bill is responsible for the sales and marketing efforts to the  commercial markets, including oil and gas, utilities, and related infrastructure  organizations. Bill earned  an undergraduate degree in Business  Administration from the University of  Louisville (Kentucky) and a Master’s  degree in GIS (City Planning) from  the Georgia Institute of Technology in  Atlanta, GA. He has been involved  in the geospatial industry since 1993.


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