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Esri Gas GIS Heroes

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Esri gas heroes inspire

GIS gas heroes are GIS champions in their industry. They have gained respect from colleagues who see them as problem solvers. Their humble natures and genuine love of GIS make them desirable and inspirational colleagues. Join us in celebrating these industry leaders who are using GIS to make a difference at their organizations.

Damon Nelton | Ellingson Companies

Damon Nelton has been the GIS manager at Ellingson Companies for the past 8 years. He grew the GIS department from one person  to a 9-person team of GIS experts that is now a mission critical department within the company. He is proud of his implementation of a complete workflow within the gas division of mobile workers to digitally as-build their installation projects live in the field utilizing the Utility and Pipeline Data Model in ArcGIS Field Maps. Damon enjoys being a husband and a father to 3 children, and his hobbies include geocaching, mountain adventures, and scuba diving.

Portrait of Damon Nelton smiling in a brightly printed shirt and straw hat

Past GIS Heros

  • Portrait of Mary Miller smiling in a white boatneck blouse

    Mary Miller | Washington Gas

    Geospatial Operations Manager

    Mary’s GIS career has spanned over 30 years and a multitude of industries implementing and building GIS systems.
  • Portrait of Casey Randolph smiling in a royal blue collared shirt

    Casey Randolph | Mountaineer Gas Company

    Engineering Manager

    Casey has been with Mountaineer Gas Company since 2014 and was integral in the conversion to Esri’s Utility and Pipeline Data Model.
  • Portrait of Scott Minter smiling in a blue suit and tie

    Scott Minter | Lake Apopka Natural Gas District

    Chief Operating Officer

    Scott has led the digital transformation since joining the District in 2016, integrating Esri products with work tracking and billing systems.
  • Portrait of Scott Ewart smiling in a navy blue collared shirt

    Scott Ewart | Peoples Natural Gas

    GIS Department Supervisor

    Scott has been with PNG since 1989. After PNG acquired two other companies, he headed a project to merge all three into a single GIS database.
  • Portrait of Matthew Voelker smiling in a pale gray suit and blue shirt

    Matthew Voelker | Spire Energy

    Director of GIS

    Matt takes an innovative approach to addressing business challenges to help serve 1.7 million customers in Missouri, Alabama, and Mississippi.
  • Portrait of Richard Citkowicz smiling in a dark blue collared shirt

    Richard Citkowicz | SJI

    GIS Business Support Analyst

    Richard is part of a dynamic team that uses GIS to support SJI and is working on implementing tracking and traceability for a major gas company.
  • Portrait of Michelle Tateyama smiling in a dark suit and white blouse

    Michelle Tateyama | SoCalGas

    Project Manager

    Michelle Tateyama helped develop a large ArcGIS Enterprise implementation that supports over 6,000 internal users on more than 100 applications.
  • Portrait of Tamera Harris smiling in a blue striped collared shirt and headband

    Tamera Harris | Atmos Energy

    Compliance Manager

    Tamera led Atmos’ first implementation of the Utility and Pipeline Data Model, with data migration for over 6,000 miles of transmission pipeline.
  • Portrait of Chris Polley smiling in a gray windbreaker

    Chris Polley | Summit Utilities

    Senior GIS Analyst

    Chris began working for Summit Utilities in 2009 and is the driving force behind the company’s move to an enterprise GIS.

Who will be the next Esri gas GIS hero?

Do you know someone who uses GIS to create innovative solutions and inspire others?