U.S. GEO (Geospatial Executives Organization) is a coalition of geospatial firms, organized under John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc., the premier Washington, DC-based geospatial public policy and association management consultants.
What they are saying about U.S. GEO
"Over the years, as Chairman of the ACSM/NSPS Governmennt Affairs Committee, as a President of MAPPS, and as CEO of a large geospatial firm, I've participated in every major political and legislative issue facing the profession and I've seen the need for strong political action evolve. U.S. GEO is exactly what private geospatial firms need today and John Palatiello is precisely the person to lead it. As other organizations and associations have changed their focus, priorities, and structure, U.S. GEO is essential to provide the leadership necessary for geospatial firms to grow, to promote and protect QBS, to fight government competition, and to expand the market."
Rodger D. Phelps, PLS, PSM Former President/CEO 3001
"For many years, as Chairman of COFPAES, Chairman of the MAPPS PAC and other positions, I've witnessed first hand the importance of an effective government relations program, networking among C-level geospatial executives, and collaboration to advance private sector firms in the geospatial market. U.S. GEO is the right idea, at the right time, led by the right people. This innovative group of geospatial executives is exactly what the profession needs today."
Pat Olson Former President and CEO AeroMetric/Quantum Spatial
"U.S. GEO is the right organization, led by the right people, at the right time. There are no individuals with a better reputation, more extensive contacts, or a greater sense of the political needs of private geospatial executives and our firms than John Palatiello and John Byrd. They are the people Congress, the White House and key agency and Trump Administration officials go to for input and information about geospatial issues. Their new organization provides additional capacity, resources and capability to serve our profession. With changes that have occurred among several geospatial associations, U.S. GEO is where private firm executives need to be in order to have a voice and influence, as well as market intelligence."
Marvin Miller, PLS, RPP, CP, PPS, SP Regional Director Towill, Inc.
"The mapping, photogrammetry, and goespatial business has grown over the years since I was among the founders of MAPPS in 1982. The profession developed a political influence that is significantly greater than its size due to the vision and leadership of John Palatiello. It has always been important for principals, owners and partners in these firms to have a voice and a forum. With the changes that have taken place in the business in recent years, U.S. GEO is a welcome and necessary new organization that will carry on the tradition of cooperation, C-level networking, advocacy, and political action."
Jim Spell MAPPS Founder and Past President Former President, Horizons, Inc.