Jeffrey Peters serves as director of global business development for Esri, playing a key role in strategic planning and corporate leadership. He has been a member of Esri’s Advisory Board of Directors for 15 years. Jeffrey has a B.S. degree in political science from the University of Montana and an MBA from the University of Redlands. He sits on the board of directors of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and is a former member of the Board of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council. Jeffrey has 25 years’ experience spanning information technology, business development, strategic planning, and corporate leadership in the software industry. Leading Esri’s largest global sector, Jeffrey works closely with various department heads and agencies throughout the US federal government and their global partners. He is also responsible for Esri’s programs for NGOs and nonprofits. He is a skilled business professional and technologist helping to set Esri’s vision and strategy for geospatial technologies and solutions.