Tracey Pilone Candidate Statement 2022

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Tracey Pilone, PE, MBA; President & Chief Culture Officer at Element 84, Inc., Candidate for Finance Committee Chair

Tracey Pilone is President of Element 84, an ESIP member organization and software engineering business that serves both government and commercial clients in Earth Science and Remote Sensing communities.  Tracey is the current Finance Committee Chair and previously served as the Chair of the Nominations Committee for ESIP from 2015-2017, a member of the Executive Director Search Committee in 2020, and has been a regular ESIP participant since 2014. Tracey participates in ESIP because it allows her to get a more in depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities of users of geospatial and remote sensing data.  Ultimately this allows Element 84 to continue to innovate in the area of Earth Science data access and discovery.

As a small business owner and MBA graduate from Georgetown University, Tracey has extensive business expertise that will continue to lend itself well to the role of Treasurer.  She manages the finances of Element 84 on an ongoing basis and is skilled at maintaining financials for an organization, working with accountants and tax records.  In 2021 she led the completion of the ESIP FY 22 budget and revisions of the FY 2021 budget following the decision to stay virtual for the summer meeting. Tracey also offers ESIP her business and contracting expertise to assist ESIP in exploring more opportunities for funding to expand ESIP into 2022 and beyond.  She is looking forward to a bright future for ESIP as a way to continue to help people use the critical data that so many of the ESIP members produce and make more usable every day.