American Geographical Society Elects Two New Councilors

[New York City, NY] — [10 June 2014] –The American Geographical Society Council elected two new Councilors at its recent meeting in New York City. Elected for a three-year term were James Edward “Eddie” Pickle, CEO of Boundless and Anthony “Tony” Quartararo, President and CEO of Spatial Networks.

James “Eddie” Pickle has worked in the geospatial industry for more than thirty years, and has been a senior executive at both well-known software (IONIC) and data (Claritas, IXI) leaders. He has worked with commercial, government, and non-profit organizations worldwide, and serves on the Steering Committee of the LocationTech industry working group. Previous to his service at Boundless, Mr. Pickle was one of the founders of IONIC Enterprise and served as its Chief Operating Officer until its purchase by ERDAS in 2007. Prior to that, he was a senior executive leading sales, data development and data solutions at Claritas (now part of Nielsen) and IXI Corporation (now part of Equifax). Mr. Pickle holds a MS in Geography from UCLA with a specialization in demography, and a BA in Geography from the University of Tennessee.

Anthony “Tony” Quartararo, has spent twenty years applying geography and geospatial technology to solving problems for governments, industry, and commercial business. Previous to his position with Spatial Networks, he was a senior executive at URS Corporation, Avineon, Inc., and the Cambric Corporation. He coined the phrase “geography is the science of everything” and has been involved in business activities in Central and South Asia, North Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and East Asia. He earned a BA in Geography/GIS from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and did graduate work in Geography/GIS at Portland State University.

“The American Geographical Society is honored that Eddie and Tony, eminent leaders of today’s booming popular geographics movement, have joined our Council,” said Dr. Jerome Dobson, President of AGS. “Their work is at the forefront of the industry and compliments the direction and leadership that AGS has chosen in this important aspect of geography. Geospatial technology affects every aspect of our day-to-day lives, and geography itself is more important than ever before.”

Established in 1851, the American Geographical Society (AGS) is the oldest professional geographical organization in the United States. It is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in geographical research and education in Geography for more than 163 years. The mission of the American Geographical Society is to advance and promote geography in business, government, science, and education. Our goal is to enhance the nation’s geographic literacy so as to engender sound public policy, national security, and human well-being worldwide. AGS seeks to engage the American public, from its youngest to its oldest citizens, with new and amazing ways to understand and characterize our changing world. The Society maintains its headquarters in Brooklyn Heights, New York.

 

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