Lawrie Jordan is director of Imagery and Remote Sensing at Esri, as well as special assistant to Esri founder and president Jack Dangermond. Jordan has over 35 years of experience as a leader in the field of image processing and remote sensing. He was cofounder and president of ERDAS, Inc., and for more than 20 years played a key role in evolving a long-standing strategic partnership with Esri. His educational background is in landscape architecture, with degrees from the University of Georgia and Harvard University.
Jordan is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, a Trustee of the ISPRS Foundation, and also the recipient of the Geospatial World Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award for his decades of contribution in the field of image processing and earth observation. He is grateful to be the recipient of the US government's medal for Outstanding Support and Patriotism.