Lawrie Jordan is Director of Imagery and Remote Sensing for Esri, as well as Special Assistant to Esri founder and President, Jack Dangermond. Mr. Jordan has over 35 years of experience as a leader in the field of image processing and remote sensing. He was co-founder and President of ERDAS, Inc. for more than 20 years and played a key role in evolving a long standing strategic partnership with Esri. His background education is in Landscape Architecture, with degrees from The University of Georgia and Harvard University.
Lawrie 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 U.S Government’s medal for Outstanding Support and Patriotism.