Suzanne has over 26 years of GIS experience and currently works for the State of Tennessee, Strategic Technology Solutions, GIS Services. Previous employers have included Amec Earth and Environmental, Inc., the State of South Carolina, and The Center for the Protection, Utilization, and Management of Water Resources at Tennessee Technological University. During her career, Suzanne has been a project manager, GIS manager, developer, instructor, and a GIS analyst. She earned her BS degree and a MS degree both from Tennessee Technological University. She was also an ESRI Authorized Instructor for six years.
For the past 17 years, Suzanne has enjoyed being a TNGIC member and served as the TNGIC President in 2008 and 2013. She has served TNGIC in various other roles including two terms as a board member, TNGIC conference coordinator, and education sub-committee chair. Suzanne has been actively involved in facilitating the TNGIC training “Experience GIS in Tennessee" courses. She is also a recipient of the TNGIC GIS Champion Award. Since 2000, she has coordinated the Middle Tennessee Regional TNGIC meeting.
If elected, Suzanne will strive to find new ways to promote TNGIC participation and membership, especially with the activities of the TNGIC committees. She is also interested in further promoting GIS training within the TNGIC membership.