Ryan Lanclos is Esri’s Director of National Government and Public Safety Solutions. He helps organizations apply the science of geography and geographic information system (GIS) technology to make a positive impact in the world. Ryan is a subject matter expert on the use of GIS for emergency management. He is an appointed member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency National Advisory Council, a representative member on the United Nations Working Group for Disasters, and a member of the Group on Earth Observations Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group. At Esri, he leads the Disaster Response Program where he has helped thousands of organizations around the world respond to crises of all types and sizes. Ryan previously served as Missouri’s first Geographic Information Officer and GIS Advisor for the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisory Council, and as the Director of State and Local Government Programs for the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts in geology from Centenary College of Louisiana, and a Master of Science in cartography and GIS from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.