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About Greg

Greg is the technical lead for Geospatial Technology and GIS at the American Red Cross and has been in this role since the inception of the Geospatial Technology unit at national headquarters in 1998.

Greg has over twenty-five years of emergency management experience working with the Red Cross and FEMA with over twenty years’ experience as a GIS professional.

Greg has directed numerous Red Cross disaster relief operations including the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics response, the Kosovo Refugee operation in Fort Dix, NJ and the Oklahoma City bombing.

Greg also serves as a volunteer for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies on their international Field Assessment and Coordination Team. Greg has been deployed on several international relief operations including Hurricane Mitch in Nicaragua and the Turkey Earthquake where Greg was responsible for developing a technical Disaster Preparedness Plan for the Turkish Red Crescent Society to upgrade their computer and communication systems for the society statewide.

Greg is a charter member of numerous national geospatial and data workgroups including the Department of Homeland Security’s Remote Sensing Task Force as well as the Geospatial ConOps development task force; and the FGDC Subcommittee for Cadastral Data.

Greg is a journalism graduate of the University of Georgia and has taught Theatre and Film at the University of Georgia, Cornell University and the University of Missouri, Kansas City.