John Steffenson is a manager for the National Government sector at Esri, where he has held various natural resources roles since 1995. He works closely with the US Forest Service and the wildland fire community. Prior to working for Esri, he spent 15 years with the US Forest Service and a year at the US House Interior Committee. He holds degrees in forestry and geography. He has nearly four decades of experience applying geospatial technology in solving natural resource problems. He sits on the board of directors for the National Museum of Forest Service History.