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|−|I'm honored to be nominated for Vice President of ESIP. As we’re all aware, the creation, management, and sharing of Earth Science information is critical to affect positive change for the challenges our world faces. To collaborate with each other - the leading informatics scientists and specialists in our country (and as ESIP grows, perhaps the world) - is some of the highest work we get to do. |+|
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|−|Serving the past two years as the [[Products and Services|Products & Services Committee]] Chair has been an excellent experience, largely because of the interesting projects we awarded and the inspiring people who contributed to the committee’s activities. With the help of many of you, the committee supported innovative projects in the [[Testbed|ESIP Testbed]], encouraged agile teamwork in member and student projects through FUNding Friday, and contributed to the re-envisioning of the Testbed such that ESIP could facilitate technology evaluation and infusion. There is more growth ahead for Products & Services, and we look forward to seeing it thrive! |+|
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|−|Strongly supporting and promoting ESIP Committee and Cluster endeavors like the Products & Services Testbed is one of my goals in the coming year as Vice President. A closely related goal is to carry forward the objectives of the [[2015- 2020 Strategic Plan|ESIP 2015-2020 Strategic Plan]], cooperating with ESIP Leadership so the plan can succeed. |+|
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vision is to strengthen connections between ESIP members, our research and experiences, and our external communities so the collaborations through ESIP result in the best earth science information of our day. And let’s create a space to grow great friendships while doing so. |+|
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Back to 2017 Nominations and Ballot
Serving the past year as your Vice President has been an honor, and I hope to continue in 2017 in this role with your support.
The ESIP Vice President supports the ESIP President, serves on the ESIP Board, and undertakes other activities as appropriate. This past year I worked closely with the ESIP Leadership and Staff as we carried out essential envisioning, revising, and coordination that interpreted ESIP's 19 year history to develop a near and long term strategy for the future.
This process involved understanding the findings from an external review ESIP commissioned, developing and documenting governance changes to simplify the organization's structure and empower its membership, and determining how to best support and encourage the unique community aspects of ESIP that make it the dynamic and valuable organization that it is. Every ESIP Leadership person, Board Member, and staffperson contributed - and many of you in our community also - such that in 2017 ESIP will be well positioned to continue in our Strategic direction, and also do new things we can't yet even imagine.
Besides working on these foundational changes I also had the opportunity to serve ESIP in other ways. I got to represent ESIP to our DC-based sponsors with Emily and Erin back in April, to help vet Testbed project proposals through the Testbed Configuration Board, to support the student fellow selection process the past two years, to support many of the Summer meeting's creative aspects such as content in part of the plenaries, emcee-ing and supporting lightning talks and Research as Art, and participating in International Data Week. My near term emphases for Winter 2017 are developing processes to capture and share ESIP success stories, and also how to grow leadership resources within ESIP and also the Earth Science community.
"ESIP makes data matter by making people matter."
I bring the best of my past experience to this opportunity - in the geospatial software and data world, I've worked as a consultant, project manager, product manager, and now a technical advisor at Esri. In these roles, teamwork has been by far the most important contributor to success - to see solutions that aren't the obvious ones, develop plans and asking for critique, and continuously improving and innovating knowledge collectively. I share what I learn from my ESIP colleagues with my Esri colleagues and vice versa - the idea is to build connections so scientists can do their important research and communicate it with software supporting them the best way.