National Security and Public Safety Summit @ Esri UC
July 7-10, 2018 | San Diego, California
Kevin Armstrong
Solutions Engineer

Kevin Armstrong works as a Solutions Engineer for Esri focusing on public safety customers. He has a degree in Geography from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and almost 20 years of GIS experience. He works out of the Charlotte, NC office.

Jeff Baranyi
Public Safety Assistance Program Operations Manager

Jeff Baranyi is the Operations Manager for the Esri Public Safety Assistance Program (EPSAP) which consists of the Disaster Response Program (DRP) and the Special Events Management Program (SEMP). He is responsible for ensuring the program is operating effectively to support organizations and agencies impacted by complex emergencies and large-scale special events. He has supported Esri disaster response technical operations for many disasters over the years including Hurricane Matthew, 2016 Louisiana flooding, 2016 Texas flooding, European Refugee Crisis, 2013 Colorado flooding, 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami, Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and many others. Mr. Baranyi is also the Emergency Management and Fire Technical Lead on the Patterns & Practices Industry Patterns team at Esri. He is responsible for working closely with Esri’s Public Safety team to define and advocate a set of industry focused solution patterns that promote the vision and value of the ArcGIS platform. He has been with Esri since 2000 and started as a consultant in the Professional Services Group. Mr. Baranyi holds a Masters of Engineering in Applied Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan.

Jackson Baynard
Battalion Chief
Henrico County Division of Fire

Jackson Baynard is battalion chief with Henrico County Division of Fire. He is a deputy program manager with the Central Virginia All Hazards Incident Management Team. Jackson is the Deputy Incident Commander for the Henrico Incident Management team. He is qualified as a type 3 Planning Section Chief, Public Information Officer, Resource Unit Leader and Situation Unit Leader.

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Dr Linda Beale
Product Engineer
Analysis and Geoprocessing Team, Esri

Dr Linda Beale is a Product Engineer on the Analysis and Geoprocessing Team at Esri. With over 20 years’ experience in GIS, she specializes in developing applied approaches to spatial analysis through real examples and applications. Linda has published numerous papers, book chapters, presented at national and international conferences and been invited to deliver numerous talks and workshops on spatial analysis and environmental epidemiology. She works at the interface between academic research and practical application to encourage meaningful analysis and effective communication.

Jordan Bell
Disaster Applications Coordinator
NASA Applied Sciences Disasters Program

Jordan Bell is a research associate at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, working to support the NASA Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SPoRT) Center, a team focusing on facilitating the research to operations of unique satellite imagery and products for improving short-term weather prediction. He also helps to support the NASA Applied Sciences Disaster Program, which is designed to respond to both domestic and international disasters using the subject matter experts at the various NASA centers around the county. Mr. Bell, specifically focuses on developing new products and algorithms from both optical and radar sensors to help with responding to disasters. He also leads SPoRT’s social media efforts. Mr. Bell graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Atmospheric Science from the University of Missouri. He then completed this Master’s degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2015.

Brian V. Biesecker
Technical Director
Intelligence Community, Esri

Mr. Biesecker is Esri’s Technical Director for the Intelligence Community. He is responsible for synchronizing the company's efforts across IC Agencies and his primary focus is on the implementation of Esri's technology in the IC Information Technology Enterprise (IC ITE). He is also Esri's Subject Matter Expert on Cyber-GIS, applying geographic understanding to the impact of Cyber events to Mission impacts. He joined Esri in May 2013 after a 30+ year career at the NSA. The first two thirds of his NSA career were spent in Analysis organizations. In the late 90’s he brought in Esri’s software to replace a GOTS mapping solution and built an Enterprise GIS capability. Just after 9/11 he was asked to stand up and lead the NSA GeoCell which provided significant capabilities in supporting US and Coalition operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Global War on Terrorism. He culminated his tenure in Analysis as the Technical Director of the Analysis and Production Directorate. The last third of his NSA career was spent in the Technology Directorate where he worked on mission systems, IT Efficiencies and consolidation, and cyber solutions. He ended his NSA career as the Technical Director of the Technology Directorate. He was a senior executive since 2001, professionalized in Traffic Analysis, a Master in the Intelligence Analysis Technical Track, and the recipient of a Presidential Rank Award.

Eric S. Birnbaum
Special Agent in Charge
FBI San Diego Division

Eric S. Birnbaum named special agent in charge (SAC) of the San Diego Division. Mr. Birnbaum most recently served as SAC of the Administrative Division in the Los Angeles Field Office.

Mr. Birnbaum began his career as a special agent with the FBI in 1988. He first reported to the Washington Field Office, where he investigated white-collar and violent crime. In 1992, Mr. Birnbaum was promoted to firearms examiner in the FBI Laboratory and managed an initiative that used a computer imaging technology to link evidence from serial shooting crimes.

In 1997, Mr. Birnbaum was assigned assistant inspector in the Inspection Division, where he audited FBI operations nationwide. Mr. Birnbaum transferred to the San Diego Division in 1999 to supervise a White-Collar Crime Squad that addressed health care fraud, governmental fraud, and environmental crime matters.

Mr. Birnbaum reported to the San Francisco Division in 2003 and served as assistant special agent in charge for the intelligence, criminal, and SWAT programs. In 2007, he was promoted to deputy assistant director of the FBI Laboratory. In this position, he oversaw the budget, human resources, research, and strategy and security activities. He also facilitated the FBI’s forensic response to crime scenes involving traditional evidence, along with evidence contaminated by chemical, biological, radiological, and/or nuclear materials. In 2009, Mr. Birnbaum returned to the Inspection Division as one of eight inspectors who led teams of personnel aimed at streamlining the FBI’s operations. He was named chief inspector in 2012.

Mr. Birnbaum has a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a doctorate in physical chemistry from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

Danjel L. Bout, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Response
California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

Danjel serves as the Assistant Director for Response for the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) where he is responsible for CalOES’s Response programs, including Fire & Rescue, Law Enforcement, Cyber, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Hazardous Materials, Telecommunications, the State Warning Center, the State Threat Assessment Center, the State Operations Center, Response Operations and Regional Operations.

Danjel has over twenty years of experience in the public sector, including service in the armed forces, homeland security, and emergency management. Prior to his appointment as the Assistant Director, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the National Guard with the primary responsibility for coordinating and integrating defense civil support capabilities across all emergency management functions. Danjel has a PhD in Organizational Psychology from Walden University, where he focused his research on in-extremis leadership, a MA from the University of California at Davis, and a BA from Cal Poly Pomona in addition to executive programs at the Naval Postgraduate School, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Executive Academy. Danjel serves as a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s First Responder Group, charged with identifying, validating, and facilitating emerging public safety technologies and sits on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation.

Danjel resides with his lovely bride and two daughters in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California.

Talbot J. Brooks
Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies
Delta State University

Talbot Brooks is a 31-year veteran of the fire service, the Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State University, an instructor at the US National Fire Academy, a member of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee, and chair of the USGIF Certification Governance Board. He has recently published a book on the application of geospatial technologies to crisis and emergency response titled “GIS for Critical Infrastructure Protection”.

Thomas H. Carr
Executive Director
Washington/Baltimore High Intensity
Drug Trafficking Area Program

Thomas H. Carr is the Executive Director of the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program, a position he has held since 1994. He also serves as Executive Director of the University of Baltimore’s Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement.

Mr. Carr has designed and implemented more than 150 drug task forces, 18 drug treatment/criminal justice task forces and five drug prevention task forces during the last 23 years. He currently administers 34 drug task forces and a regional intelligence center that supports more than 150 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in Maryland, Washington, D.C, Virginia, and West Virginia.

As chairperson of the Performance Management Process Committee, Mr. Carr helped to establish metrics to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of drug control efforts in the fields of drug law enforcement, criminal intelligence, treatment and prevention for the HIDTA Program. HIDTA's Performance Management System electronically collects outcome performance data from 28 HIDTAs and shares this information with Congress on an annual basis.

Mr. Carr is the lead designer for HIDTA's Case Explorer system. Case Explorer is not only a case management system, but is also an event and target deconfliction system in use nationwide by law enforcement agencies at all levels of government.

In addition, Mr. Carr is an anti-terrorism instructor for the U.S. Department of State's Anti-terrorism Assistance Program. He is the principle author of seven terrorism courses dealing with terrorist financing, intermediate and advanced intelligence, task force management, and criminal investigation that are now delivered worldwide.

Prior to accepting his position with the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA, Mr. Carr was a Lt. Colonel with the Maryland State Police and retired as chief of the Bureau of Drug Enforcement. He graduated with honors from Towson University and was first in his class at the Maryland State Police Academy, class of 1971. He attended the FBI National Academy, the DEA Drug Commanders School and the Federal Executive Institute. He served as an adjunct instructor with the University of Maryland from 1993 to 1999.

Ed Carubis
Practice Lead for Public Safety, Health, and Professional Services

Edward Carubis is the Esri Professional Services Global Practice Manager for National Security, Public Safety, and Health, providing thought leadership and executive-level program management across these sectors. He has 25+ years of proven success leveraging GIS to solve many complex and mission critical problems for diverse national security, public safety, and health organizations, ranging from our nation’s response to the 9/11 and anthrax attacks, the Nepal earthquake, polio eradication in Nigeria and the West Africa Ebola response. Prior to joining Esri, he was the Chief Information Officer and Associate Commissioner for Technology at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. He is committed to leading efforts to improve preparedness and service delivery, save lives, and recover from disasters through the Science of Where.

Shane Cherry
Manager, Infrastructure Analysis and Technology Development
Homeland Security Division, Idaho National Laboratory

Shane Cherry is the Department Manager for Infrastructure Analysis and Technology Development in the Homeland Security Division at Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, Idaho. In this position, he oversees the execution of programs associated with critical infrastructure protection technologies and methodologies that include: critical infrastructure interdependency analysis, cyber/physical systems research, and geospatial and information visualization technologies.

Prior to his current role, Shane served as the lead for the Geospatial Technologies and Visualization core capability team within the Homeland Security Division as well as Deputy Program Manager for INL support functions associated with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT).

Shane earned a Master of Science degree in Geography from the University of Idaho with an emphasis on Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing. He has performed as the technical lead and project manager for multiple research and development efforts associated with critical infrastructure modeling, simulation and analysis as well as an adjunct professor in remote sensing for Idaho State University’s Department of Geosciences.

Oliver Cottray
Head, Information Management
Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)

Olivier Cottray joined the GICHD in January 2012, initially as the Division’s Information Services Coordinator. As Head of the Information Management Division, he is now in charge of managing the team that provides Information Management capacity development and technical support to the mine action community.

Prior to joining the GICHD Olivier worked in humanitarian emergencies, running Geographic Information Systems (GIS) support cells in UN and NGOs field operations. He started working in humanitarian GIS in 2002, when he helped found the NGO MapAction, a rapid response organisation that provides immediate IM/GIS support in the weeks following a crisis. He has set up and run emergency GIS cells in a number of countries, including Pakistan, Lebanon, Colombia, Haiti, Sudan, DRC and Ethiopia.

Olivier completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography and Economics at the London School of Economics in 1998, and a Masters degree in GIS and Remote Sensing at the University of Cambridge in 1999. After graduating, he worked for three years as a geographic data analyst and aerial photographer for the British Antarctic Survey, before joining the humanitarian community.

Organization—Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)
Division—Head of Information Management
Working languages—English, French and Spanish
Active in mine action topics—Management of mine action programmes

Mike Cox
Deputy Chief
Henrico County Division of Fire

Chief Cox is an emergency service professional with over 25 years of public safety experience. As a Deputy Chief for the Henrico County Division of Fire, he has extensive leadership experience in emergency response and special operations and proven critical decision making skills in highly stressful response environments. As the Deputy Chief of Community Risk Reduction his responsibilities include emergency management, planning, public education, accreditation, and the fire marshal’s office. He has also served as a program manager with the Central Virginia Incident Management Team and continues to establish valuable relationships with federal, state, and local agencies throughout the public safety arena.

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Chris Delaney
Law Enforcement Analyst

Chris joined Esri in 2013 after a 13 year career as a Law Enforcement Analyst. At Esri, he helps agencies apply the ArcGIS platform to key Law Enforcement and National Security missions. His early career was spent as an intelligence analyst in the narcotics unit at the Rochester, NY Police Department developing workflows around spatial and intelligence analysis of gang and violent crime problems. From 2006-2009, he ran the Crime Analysis Unit of the Rochester Police Department and was the managing analyst for the Monroe Crime Analysis Center in Monroe County, NY. Most recently, Chris was the Director of Business Intelligence for the Rochester Police Department, where he oversaw GIS, strategic analysis, business intelligence, data management, and technology integration efforts for the Department. In addition to being a Certified Law Enforcement Analyst by the International Association of Crime Analysts, Mr. Delaney holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and an M.S. in Public Policy from Rochester Institute of Technology, where he has previously worked as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Criminal Justice.

Paola Echeverry
GIS Manager
Dirección General Marítima—Dimar

Paola Echeverry, Colombian, Cadastral Engineer and Geodesta magister candidate for the in Geography with emphasis on threats and natural anthropically induced coercions. Manager of the Geographic Information System for the Dirección General Marítima—Dimar

James G. Featherstone
President and CEO
Los Angeles Homeland Security Advisory Council

Jim Featherstone became President and CEO of the Los Angeles Homeland Security Advisory Council in March 2016 after serving the City of Los Angeles for thirty years.

A native of Washington D.C. and a veteran of the United States Navy, Jim began his public service to the City of Los Angeles in 1986 with the Los Angeles Fire Department, and was later appointed Interim Fire Chief (2013-2014).

In 2007, Jim was appointed General Manager of the Los Angeles Emergency Management Department, where he led a successful departmental reorganization and restructured the City’s emergency management protocols and processes.

Jim holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership from the University of Southern California, a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Union Institute and University, and is an alumnus of the National Fire Academy, and the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security. He has completed the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School, and is a Senior Fellow in the Kennedy School’s Program on Crisis Leadership. Jim has also served as an Adjunct Instructor at the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center at Texas A&M University.

Jim is the current Chair of the National Advisory Council for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Art Haddad
Chief Technology Officer
Location Analytics, Esri

Arthur (Art) Haddad is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Esri in the area of Location Analytics. He has worked in the computer industry for over 30 years with 20 years dedicated to the field of GIS. Art is a Computer Scientist with a strong passion for GIS and all technologies. With over 30 years in the Computer industry, he has worked at Esri for more than 20 years and has a deep technical knowledge of the ArcGIS platform and the latest in enterprise computing and technologies. He takes great pride in working with people to define, build, and deploy practical and sound business solutions applying geographic science and GIS technologies.

Ronnie Hampton
Captain, Oklahoma State Police

Futures, Capabilities and Plans Division, Traffic Homicide Program
Coordinator, Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, Oklahoma Highway Patrol

Captain Hampton has 28 Years of law enforcement experience and 21 years of collision investigation experience in working on -site at crash scene investigations. Captain Hampton provides expert testimony in collision reconstruction. Specialties: collision reconstruction and drug recognition expert.

TJ Kennedy
President, FirstNet
The First Responder Emergency Network

Mr. TJ Kennedy has broad-based experience in public safety having served as a Utah state trooper serving on the SWAT/Special Operations team. He also served as a flight paramedic and a firefighter. Prior to joining the FirstNet senior leadership team, Mr. Kennedy was the Director, Public Safety and Security for Raytheon Company, and was President of its JPS Communications subsidiary, focused on radio interoperability solutions. Mr. Kennedy joined FirstNet in July 2013 as one of the first leadership team members. Mr. Kennedy brings to FirstNet his hands-on public safety experience in police, fire and emergency medical services combined with his senior-level positions in Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Kennedy graduated from the University of Utah.

Aaron Kustermann
LEIU Central Zone Chairperson
Chief of Intelligence, Illinois State Police

Aaron Kustermann was appointed as the LEIU Central Zone Vice Chairman in January, 2013 and was elected to the position in April, 2013. He has served since 2009 as the Chief Intelligence Officer to the Illinois State Police (ISP). In this capacity, he oversees the state’s 24x7 fusion center, the ISP’s field intelligence personnel, JTTF officers, and other work units. Mr. Kustermann began his career with the ISP in 1996 in a Metro St. Louis, MO intelligence center. In 2001, Mr. Kustermann became the manager of that center and spent much of 2002 assisting the ISP in the conceptual construction of the Illinois fusion center named the Statewide Terrorism & Intelligence Center (STIC). Mr. Kustermann serves as an at-large member to the Executive Board of the Homeland Security State and Local Intelligence Community of Interest and the national information sharing and collaboration community of homeland security intelligence analysts. He attended the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security graduate program. Mr. Kustermann is a member of an advisory group to the DHS Science and Technology directorate providing advice and insight into the current gaps in technologies and equipment for domestic public safety.

Brian Lantz
Public Safety for National Government

Brian Lantz leads, Public Safety for National Government. He manages Esri’s Public Safety business development functions which includes all activities pertaining to Homeland Security and Law Enforcement.

Brian has over 25 of years’ experience working with information and geospatial technologies supporting both the Private and Public Sector. Prior to his work at Esri, Brian held the position of Executive Vice President and General Manager, Americas for Pitney Bowes Software. Brian holds a Criminal Justice degree from Fairmont State University and served with the U.S. Secret Service during the Reagan-Bush administration.

Kate Levy
National Security Senior Solution Engineer

Kate Levy is a Solution Engineer for the National Security sector in Esri's Asia Pacific region. She works with clients, business partners and distributors to introduce and implement Enterprise GIS. Kate has worked in the National Security domain for over 10 years, including as an imagery and geospatial analyst in the Australian Department of Defence, and providing geospatial support in the civil maritime domain for Australia's Border Protection Command. With this experience, she has provided technical advice and vision for National Security agencies in Australia and throughout the region. Kate plays an important role in facilitating technical exchanges and workshops, resolving complex technical issues, and guiding local counterparts to deliver best-practice Enterprise GIS solutions.

Lt. Col. Alexander Lozano Sepulveda
Narcotics Directorate
National Ministery of Defense Colombian National Police

Professional in Police Service Management, graduated from the “General Francisco de Paula Santander” Police Academy, in 1996, he worked in the Police department of Cordoba and Sucre, as police station commander, district police commander, environmental protection police. In 2001, joining the Narcotics Directorate, where was serving in different positions, as mission commander in Technical air Intelligence aircrafts, becoming leader of that unit from 2003 until 2010, after that he joining the group of criminal investigation and the 2012 led the group of narcotics control in maritime ports. Currently is the head of group of narcotics Information and Monitoring Integrated System, in Spanish: “SIIMA”.

Piotr Malinowski
Head of Copernicus/EUROSUR Service Development Team
European Coast Guard and border Agency

Piotr Malinowski has over 20 years of experience in the area of service development and information management in military and public domains.

Initially with the Polish Armed Forces in 2001, he joined NATO's Joint Forces Command Headquarters (Netherlands) and later continued on various positions at NATO's Allied Command Transformation (USA) and NATO's Joint Warfare Centre (Norway), specializing in the development and implementation of various information exchange capabilities.

In 2010, Piotr joined Frontex Situation Centre, taking responsibility for development of services related to information exchange and situation awareness in support of operational activities (including development of GIS capabilities).

Currently, Piotr and his team is fully occupied with development of modern services under EUROSUR and Copernicus umbrella.

Piotr has a Master's Degree from the University of Maryland.

Chris McIntosh
Public Safety Industries, Esri

Chris McIntosh leads the Public Safety Industry team at Esri, focusing primarily on emergency management and is responsible for promoting GIS solutions to the public safety community. He has seventeen years of professional experience in emergency management, public health, and government, and has a Masters Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Before joining Esri, Chris served as the Chief of Operations for the State Emergency Operations Center in Richmond, Virginia, where he directly supervised hundreds of staff and volunteers during crisis response. Following that, Chris assumed the role of the Statewide Interoperable Communications Officer at the Commonwealth of Virginia where he coordinated numerous local, state, and federal communications systems within the state. He concurrently served as a subject matter expert for the Virtual USA program where he applied GIS and other operational and technical best practices to meet the requirements of numerous government information-sharing initiatives.

In 2015, Chris joined Esri to as a domain expert for emergency management. In that role, he leads the Esri Disaster Response Program which provides ArcGIS software and resources during disasters to affected areas. He also leads the Esri Special Events Management Program, which helps jurisdictions deploy GIS staff and resources to safely manage large public gatherings such as sporting events, conventions, and conferences.

Jon Pedder
Solutions Engineer

In his current position at Esri as a Solutions Engineer for the Esri Public Safety Team, Jon is the technical lead for the disaster response and special events programs. Prior to joining Esri Jon was the lead developer for MapSAR, a voluntary collaborative effort to build an ArcGIS based tool to support Search and Rescue efforts for lost and missing persons. MapSAR has gained international adoption and acclaim since its release, and in 2012 earned special achievement awards from both Esri and the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG).

Ryan Prox
S/Constable in Charge
Crime Analytics Advisory & Development Unit
Vancouver Police Department

Ryan Prox is the S/Constable in Charge of the Crime Analytics Advisory & Development Unit responsible for pioneering and implementing analytic programs and technology that address the operational, tactical and strategic needs of the Vancouver Police Department (VPD). He is also an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University, Criminology Department, where he instructs on intelligence analysis tradecraft, with a research focus on police resource efficiency and change management.

S/Constable Prox has over twenty years’ experience in policing. He began his career as an intelligence officer working Eastern European Organized Crime and outlaw motorcycle gangs with the Coordinated Law Enforcement Agency, a provincial organized crime taskforce. He then transferred to the Vancouver Police where he worked a number of postings ranging from a secondment to the Organized Crime Agency BC on a long-term probe of Asian organized crime to working the City-wide Enforcement Team, a beat unit assigned to police Canada’s most extensive and prolific open drug market. S/Cst. Prox also worked in the VPD Counter-Terrorism Unit where his duties included national security threat assessments and the development of a critical infrastructure analysis system, and overseeing the VPD’s analytic contribution to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

S/Cst. Prox’s expertise and knowledge was sought in the Missing Women Investigation Review, a probe of the investigation of the worse serial killer in Canadian history, Robert Pickton, who is responsible for killing 49 women. In 2014, he worked as a senior trainer with the Palestinian Civil Police as part of a EuroPol mission in Palestine.

In 2010, he was the recipient of the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) Award of Excellence and in 2011 he was a recipient of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Webber Seavey Award for Quality in Law Enforcement.

Michael Quin
Head of National Government Global Marketing

Mr. Quin graduated with a bachelor’s science degree in Civil Engineering, San Diego State University. His engineering career began with the Army Corps of Engineers as a civil/geotechnical engineer working on the civil programs for port dredging, coastal protection, military construction, flood protection and foundation design. Mr. Quin moved to the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFACENGCOM) to lead the geospatial programs in the Southwest and Far East Regions, developing and deploying CAFM and GIS systems integrated to corporate ERP programs. Michael’s career with the Navy included the program manager for the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory, to lead the Force Protection Security Assessment Model (SAM) for Chief Naval Operations, and the geospatial lead for the department of Navy CIRCUITS utilities energy management program.

Mr. Quin joined ESRI in 1999 to lead the defense business development for geospatial technology in the Unified Combatant Command, Pacific Command, and also to lead business development for naval programs in electronic warfare, meteorology and oceanography, defense health, and facilities management. In 2009, he established the defense business development program for Asia Pacific, and transitioned to general manager for Esri Global Asia Pacific operations in Singapore. He is currently the head of national government global marketing.

Mike Roskind
Deputy Director
National Coordinating Center for Communications
Department of Homeland Security, NPPD/CS&C

Mike Roskind, CISSP, is currently the Deputy Director of the National Coordinating Center for Communications (NCC), one of the three primary operational components within the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). Joining DHS in 2007 he assumed the duties of Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) serving as the Acting Director of OEC and then served as Deputy Director, Outreach and Coordination, for the National Command and Coordination Capability (NCCC) within the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications; one of the two founding Senior DHS Employees from US-CERT and NCC Opening the NCCIC in 2009.

As NCC Deputy Director, he helped lead Emergency Support Function-2 (ESF-2- Communications) national mission response during Hurricanes Sandy, Isaac, Irene, and the American Samoa Tsunami; and supported the DHS response to the 2010 Haitian Earthquake. He was awarded the 2010 Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, International (APCO) President’s Award for leadership in his support of the Haitian Earthquake. In 2010 he served as the Operations Chief for the NCCIC during Cyberstorm III.

In 2013 Mr. Roskind, in support of emergency preparedness communications, led the coordination effort of the federal government’s response to an ongoing set of criminal extortion attacks against federal, state and local government call centers and critical public safety communications, known as Telephony Denial of Service (TDoS). Current responsibilities include the lead DHS action officer for the Federal-State-Local-Tribal-CI/KR Cyber-Communications Common Operating Picture, required under Executive Order 13618.

Mr. Roskind graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned into the US Navy in 1982. His active duty assignments as a Naval Flight Officer included flying S-3A Viking aircraft as an Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer as well as flying EA-6B Prowler aircraft as an Electronic Countermeasures Officer; Mr. Roskind flew numerous electronic warfare defense suppression combat missions during Operation Desert Storm.

A retired Washington State Police Officer, Mr. Roskind joined the Seattle Police Department in 1992 and worked patrol operations until he transitioned to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office in 1997, as a Deputy Sheriff. During this time, he led coordinated geospatial efforts which resulted in the Pipeline Mapping of liquid transmission pipelines in the Pipeline Safety Act of 2001; and statewide pre-incident school mapping in Washington State under House Bill 1838. In 2003, he left full-time law enforcement to work in private industry with Wireless Facilities Government Services, Inc., San Diego on geospatial command, control and communications initiatives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Education includes a Master’s degree in Strategic Planning from the University of Washington’s College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Elected to a four-year term as a City Councilman for the City of Woodinville Washington, Mr. Roskind resigned in September 2007, two years into the term to accept his DHS position.

Scott Runyon
Reachback Analyst
Defense Threat Reduction Agency Technical Reachback Division

Scott Runyon is currently with Defense Sciences, Inc., employed as a meteorologist and analyst at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Technical Reachback division at Fort Belvoir, VA. There Scott is one of approximately 30 analysts working together to provide 24/7 CBRNE subject matter expertise and decision support capability to federal entities and first responders. Prior to joining DTRA, Scott was a research associate in the Department of Physics/Remote Sensing Center at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, CA. At NPS, Scott worked on a variety of research projects involving the use of hyperspectral and multispectral imagery, terrestrial and airborne LiDAR, and computer vision photogrammetry.

Scott earned a Master of Science degree in Atmospheric Science and a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis from the State University of New York at Albany. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geosciences with a minor in Physics from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY.

Scott's interests lie at the intersection of the physical sciences and technology, particularly earth science and geography. His specific areas of interest include synoptic/dynamic meteorology, mesoscale meteorology, atmospheric and earth surface remote sensing techniques, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), especially in their application to natural hazards and risk management.

David Shew
Staff Chief

David Shew is currently a Staff Chief with CAL FIRE, overseeing the Planning and Risk Analysis Division within the Office of the State Fire Marshal.  This Division includes the California Strategic Fire Plan, Wildland Pre-Fire Engineering, Land Use Planning, and CAIRS (the California All Incident Reporting System).  David was also the program manager for the SRA Fire Prevention Fee Program for the past 4 years.

Prior to beginning his current job just over two years ago, David worked for 15 years in the Sonoma-Lake Napa Unit, serving in a number of positions ranging from Battalion Chief, Napa County Fire Marshal, to Division Chief and Administrative Officer. He has also worked in Nevada County, and spent 8 years working at Sunshine Station in Contra Costa County.

Prior to switching to a firefighting career, David also worked as a licensed architect, designing commercial structures in Southern California and homes at The Sea Ranch in Sonoma County.

Ingrid Simon Calvo
INL—Environmental Scientific Advisor
U.S. Embassy—Bogotá Colombia

Ingrid Simon has been working for the U.S. Embassy in Bogota since 2009 as the Scientific Advisor for the Environmental and Manual Eradication Program of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Section.

She helped develop the System of Information and Integrated Monitoring of Counternarcotics (SIIMA) program for the Colombian National Police (CNP) and has advised the CNP on technical and scientific issues related to coca eradication. Ingrid has also incorporated GIS expertise into U.S Embassy activities and developed a geographical viewer for the embassy compound.

Lew Summers
Program Manager
Geospatial Information Infrastructure (GII)
Geospatial Management Office, US Department of Homeland Security

Lew Summers works in the Geospatial Management Office (GMO) at the Department of Homeland Security and is the Program Manager for the Geospatial Information Infrastructure (GII). Lew has 20 years of Federal service and 25 years’ experience working in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) community. Prior to joining DHS, Lew worked at the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency in support of those agencies geospatial missions. Lew has a B.Sc. in Geosciences from Lock Haven University and has completed graduate school course work in GIS at West Virginia University.

Caroline Thomas Jacobs
Chief, Response Systems Integration Branch
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

Caroline Thomas Jacobs is the Chief of the Response Systems Integration Branch at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. She leads the strategic implementation and operations of Cal OES’ emergency management technologies, including their geographic information system (GIS) enterprise solution and the statewide Situation Awareness and Collaboration Tool (SCOUT). Caroline also serves on the California Cybersecurity Task Force.

Stacey Triche
Public Safety Industry Specialist

Stacey Triche is the Public Safety Industry Specialist at Esri. She is responsible for operations and technical support of the Esri Public Safety Assistance Program (EPSAP). This program includes Esri’s Disaster Response Program and Special Events Management Program. She is also responsible for supporting the Emergency Management Industry with technical collateral development, account support, and applying the advances in geospatial technology and information sharing systems to the industry worldwide. She manages the internal collaboration and demonstration development of real use cases with new Esri technology in support of the Public Safety Industries. Triche oversees a $2.875 million budget for the National Government Industries and manages the Public Safety events. She is also responsible for the Public Safety social media strategy as well as the development and organization of education and outreach engagements with users.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Triche was a Technical Marketing Coordinator at Esri. In this role, she managed application development. These applications were created to support the needs of the Public Safety community and Esri’s Disaster Response Program. They showcased new capabilities of Esri’s technology and data. She joined Esri in 2012 as an intern in Professional Services, Business Development.

Ms. Triche earned her bachelor’s degree in Statistics with an emphasis in Actuarial Sciences, from San Diego State University. She was a Scholar Athlete on the San Diego State Women’s Rowing Team. In addition, she holds an M.B.A. from the San Diego State University Graduate School of Business with an emphasis in Marketing and Management. She enjoys working out, traveling, and interior design.

Carl Walter
National Security Industry Manager

Carl Walter joined Esri in 2010 bringing with him more than twenty years of experience in law enforcement and intelligence operations. Previously, Mr. Walter was appointed Director of the Boston Regional Intelligence Center for the Boston Police Department—a UASI/DHS designated intelligence fusion center—in which he coordinated regional intelligence capability in the Boston metro area. In that role, he implemented and managed GIS capabilities in support of intelligence analysis, situational awareness, hazard modeling, critical incident response and large scale special events. Mr. Walter holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and East Carolina University.