Ryan Lanclos
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Ryan Lanclos is the Director of Public Safety Solutions and Disaster Response at Esri where he is responsible for strategic initiatives across public safety and national security. He serves as Esri’s subject matter expert on GIS for emergency management and humanitarian response, and he leads Esri’s Disaster Response Program (DRP) that provides 24x7 GIS support to organizations during disasters. Previously Ryan served as Missouri’s first state geographic information officer (GIO) and GIS advisor for the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisory Council, and participated as an innovation team and expert group member for the United Nations on various initiatives. He most recently served as the director of state and local government at the nonprofit National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) 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.

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