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Welcome to the 2019 TUgis Conference. TUgis: Maryland’s Geospatial Conference is a cooperative undertaking of three primary partners—Maryland State Geographic Information Committee, Maryland Department of Information Technology, and Towson University. TUgis is dedicated to growing and empowering the GIS community throughout the Mid-Atlantic. The annual conference connects the Maryland GIS community to new ideas and trends and offers ample opportunities to find ways to collaborate.
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Wednesday, August 7 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Special Interest Group Meeting: Emerging Professionals

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Michael Herzberger, GISP, CFM, Maryland Environmental Service; Anthony Dowell, AECOM; Patrick McLoughlin, Maryland Department of Information Technology; Christina Gladmon, Anne Arundel County; Mary Buffington, Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative; and Michael Manen, Maryland Environmental Service

This session is designed to help attendees prepare for a career as a GIS professional, whether entering the GIS profession or looking for a refresher when shifting careers. Whether you are about to graduate college, making a change in your career, or looking to apply for a new job, this session will serve as a primer for attendees attempting to market themselves to prospective employers during the conference, and beyond. The session will include:

  • A panel discussion covering perspectives from numerous sectors of the GIS industry
  • Recommendations on how to prepare for submitting an application and interviewing for a job
  • Suggested areas to ensure you are well rounded
  • Questions and answers with industry and subject matter experts
  • Hands-on breakout sessions

Speakers
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Anthony Dowell

Associate Vice President, AECOM
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Mary Buffington

Project Manager, ESRGC
As the manager of GIS projects at the ESRGC, Mary’s responsibilities include data analysis and visualization, project design, setup and oversight; and quality control. Mary received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from Salisbury University in 2007, a Master of Science... Read More →
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Patrick McLoughlin

Direct, Business Intelligence, Maryland Department of Information Technology
Patrick McLoughlin, GISP, is the Director of Business Intelligence at the Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT), and is responsible for working with state agencies to optimize the way they use data, visualizations, and analytics to support their program’s mission... Read More →
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Frank Klemm

Applications Specialist, Maryland Environmental Service
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Christina Gladmon

Geographic Information Systems Technician, Spatial Systems Associates, Inc.
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Michael Herzberger

Chief, Geospatial and Engineering Services, Maryland Environmental Service
Mr. Herzberger is Chief of the Geospatial and Engineering Services group of the Maryland Environmental Service (MES). MES is a not-for-profit Independent State agency. The organization focuses on working with both governmental and private sector clients to find innovative solutions... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
LA 4310 Liberal Arts Building - 251 University Ave. Towson, MD 21204