Kristen Johnsey, GISP

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GIS Manager – Hamilton County, TN<o:p></o:p>

Kristen Johnsey took a non-traditional path to find her home in GIS. Growing up in rural Mississippi she wasn't exposed to GIS until her first year of college in a Land Surveying class. She didn't know this was going to be her chosen path for several years. After working on a survey crew, she returned to the University of North Alabama, majoring in Environmental Biology. This is where she came across the Geography\GIS Department and decided GIS would be in her future. <o:p></o:p>

Shortly after graduation, she relocated to Chattanooga to work with Hamilton County GIS. She has been with the department over 10 years. During her early GIS career, she was involved in data procurement, utility asset management, and map creation. <o:p></o:p>

In 2014, Kristen became the GIS Manager. Her department has overseen a Regional Addressing Study, several county-wide data acquisitions, helped other Hamilton County offices learn to use GIS in everyday tasks, and has made a strong effort to promote GIS in local schools.<o:p></o:p>

Kristen has been a TNGIC member since 2007. In 2009 and 2013, she led her department in hosting the East TNGIC meetings in Chattanooga. Kristen was the 2016 TNGIC Conference Chair and intends to lead the conference planning for the 2017 East TNGIC meeting in the fall. <o:p></o:p>

If elected, Kristen will work with other Board Members to continue the growth of TNGIC across the state by encouraging members to volunteer and participate in TNGIC.<o:p></o:p>