David Light, GISP
Eastman Chemical Company, GIS Program Coordinator
David S. Light graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1987 with a BS in Engineering Technology. He received his GISP Certification from the GISCI in 2011. Since 1991 he has been employed by Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport TN, where he is currently Principal Technologist and the GIS Program Coordinator since 2006. Prior to that David was a Production Supervisor at AFG Industries. He also serves as the IT Manager and Part-Time Real Estate Broker for the family owned business - Earl Light Realty Company.
David was honored to be selected as the TNGIC GIS Champion at the 2014 Annual Conference. He served as TNGIC President in the 2010 Conference Year, Past President in the 2011 Conference year, and as a Board Member from 2009 – 2011. In 2008 he was an appointed, non-voting liaison for the East Tennessee Region.
As founder and current President of the North East Tennessee GIS User's group – NETGIS. He served as Conference Chair for the 2008 Fall East Tennessee Regional TNGIC Conference, held at Meadowview Conference Center in Kingsport, TN and Co-Chair/Planning Committee member for the 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2015 East Tennessee Regional TNGIC Conferences.
David and his wife Janet have been married for 29 years and they have one son, Jason. Jason and his wife Kara live in Jonesborough TN and are expecting their first child in October. As is evident from the profile picture, David and his family love fishing and outdoor activities.
If re-elected to the TNGIC Board, David plans to continue to promote training opportunities for GIS users of all levels across Tennessee and the surrounding areas.