US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Adds 11 New Board Members

Carey Smith, Parsons

The U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation on June 23 named 11 new members to its board of directors, including Carey Smith, Patrick Acheson, Nate Copeland, Todd Bacastow, Armando Drain, Robert Cardillo, Dan Jablonsky, Mary Legere, John Serafini, Vicki Schmanske and Isaac Zaworski. The foundation also announced the election of its new chairman, Roger Mason.

Smith, president and chief operating officer of Parsons Corp., has held leadership roles in the defense, intelligence and critical infrastructure markets. She has a record of achieving outstanding growth and program performance while leading large teams toward common goals.

Quadrint Managing Principal and co-founder Acheson provides advanced technology solutions to clients and the broader intelligence community. Previously, he served as director of ERP Solutions at Maverick Technologies and worked as a consultant for Accenture. Acheson has extensive experience as a systems architect and technical project manager.

Bacastow is a geography professor at Penn State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. He also is an expert witness in patent and employment cases involving geographic information systems. Bacastow previously served as an infantry officer and geospatial engineer for the U.S. Army.

Cardillo, president of the Cardillo Group, previously served as the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, where he leveraged growing commercial capabilities in the geospatial industry. He also was the first deputy director for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s Intelligence Integration and the deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

InTec President Copeland brings 35 years of leadership, business and intelligence experience to the board. Prior to InTech, he served in the U.S. Air Force and worked for Booz Allen Hamilton’s Geospatial Analytic Services.

Drain is a defense solution engineer at Esri. He currently specializes in WebGIS with a focus on defense and intelligence application, and is passionate about shaping the future through GIS.

Jablonsky is the president and CEO of Maxar Technologies. He joined the company in 2012 and has served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary and general manager of International Defense and Intelligence.

Legere is currently managing director at Accenture Federal Services. She served as the senior Army intelligence officer in the Pentagon until 2016, where she led the development and implementation of the Army’s strategic plan.

Leidos Intelligence Group President Schmanske has experience in roles across intelligence, defense, civil and health markets. She has led teams for complex national missions that include building satellite ground systems, implementing information technology solutions and providing health care and life science solutions to customers.

Serafini, CEO of HawkEye 360, has 10 years of experience investing and leading national security-oriented technology companies. He previously served as senior vice president of Allied Minds. He is also a former U.S. Army infantry officer.

U.S. Strategy CEO Zaworski has experience as a field service engineer, program manager and chief technology officer. He is passionate about overcoming the challenges of 3D imagery and data sets, which he has worked on in military theaters worldwide. He has previously served as a representative to the USGIF board.

Mason, president of Space, Intelligence & Cyber Sector at Peraton, will continue on the board and serve as interim chairman. Carmen Medina, founder of MedinAnalytics and co-founder of, and Patty Mims, director of global national government at Esri, will also remain on the board. Paul Graziani, CEO of Analytical Graphics, and Stu Shea, president and CEO of Peraton, will remain as directors emeritus. Marisa Hess, geospatial data manager at Strategic Alliance Consulting, remains as a YPG representative.

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