WGI was awarded the 2019 MAPPS Excellence Award in Surveying/Field Data Collection, which was presented at the 2020 Winter Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Geospatial Team Expands Operations and Adds Leaders In Several Locations
WGI is pleased to announce that it is expanding its operations and adding new survey leaders in several locations. We have also had recent leaders achieve their PSM:
Jerry Stewart, Strategic Development Manager, Geospatial
Jerry Stewart has joined the firm’s Geospatial Division in Pennsylvania. Jerry is a U.S. Navy veteran with more than 37 years of experience in geospatial related services, including aerial imagery acquisition and photogrammetry, planimetric, topographic services, GIS database development, GIS land use/land cover analysis, cartography, airborne LiDAR acquisition and analysis, and other remote sensing services.
He has held various positions throughout his career and managed hundreds of projects with numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, including several simultaneous multiple-million dollar task order with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Jerry is currently responsible for direct oversight of all WGI’s photogrammetric projects, as well as WGI’s Geospatial Division’s business development efforts for federal and department of defense markets, and assisting in state government opportunities. In this role, he leads important business development activity by presenting WGI’s project capabilities and services to all federal and DOD clients.
Kelsey Smith, Project Surveyor
Kelsey Smith joined the firm’s Geospatial Division as a Project Surveyor in its West Palm Beach, Florida office. Kelsey comes to WGI with more than 12 years of experience in land surveying and has been a licensed professional surveyor since 2016.
His experience includes project management, construction staking, boundaries, easements, legal descriptions, hydrographic surveys, right-of-way acquisitions, and topographic surveys.
Eric Orndorff, Area Manager Survey, Geospatial
Eric Orndorff joined the firm’s Geospatial Division as the Area Manager for Central Florida in its Orlando, Florida office. He is responsible for all WGI survey and geospatial support associates in the Tampa and Orlando locations and assisting with the start-up of our new Gainesville office. Eric comes to WGI with over twenty years of survey and geographic information systems experience supporting engineering programs, and five years working in the non-profit sector. He has managed and directed numerous large survey projects for a wide variety of customers throughout his career, including platting, construction layout, as-builts of mid-stream transmission pipelines, transportation projects, and right-of-way surveys.
Eric is a licensed Florida Professional Surveyor and Mapper and Professional Land Surveyor in Pennsylvania and Maryland. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from Penn State University and a master’s degree in civil engineering (surveying and mapping) from the University of Florida. He is an active member of the Board of Directors for The Mustard Seed of Central Florida and serves on the Troop Committee for Boy Scout Troop 787, Winter Springs, Florida.
Two of our survey professionals also achieved their PSM requirements earlier this year, adding professional practice within Florida to their licenses.
Randy Ortega joined WGI in 2019 to support our transportation programs and projects, working primarily for FDOT, FTE for right-of-way mapping. He now possesses licenses in Florida and Puerto Rico.
Jeffery Cyr joined our Port St. Lucie operations in support of a major rail construction program. Jeff has over twenty years of national experience directing surveys on large construction programs. He now possesses survey licenses in Montana and Florida.
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