Wisconsin Geospatial News

Staffing News from Around the State

DOUG AVOLES is now a GIS Project Manager with Applied Data Consultants in Eau Claire. Doug was formerly the Land Records Coordinator for Monroe County, WI.

MIKE BOHN is the new information technology Security Officer for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. In his new role, Mike is coordinating for all facets of DNR IT security, including data privacy issues, and DNR’s participation in homeland security initiatives. Mike previously served as Chief of the Enterprise Data Management section, where he led or facilitated a wide range of DNR GIS data projects, including statewide data development and distribution. He was also the DNR project manager for the Wisconsin Land Information System (WLIS) pilot in 2003-2004.

DAVID HAINES left the city of New Berlin to join R.A. Smith & Associates as a GIS Project Manager. David recently received his certification as a GISP (geographic information systems professional) and is registered as an AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners).

DARIN HENKEL has ventured out to start Geodetic Specialists, LCC in Baraboo, WI. They specialize in the support of geodetic network projects, with emphasis on design, data collection, and network adjustments for height modernization projects. Darin is a Registered Land Surveyor, and was previously the Height Modernization Program Manager at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

GREG LANDRETTI, a frequent representative at Wisconsin Land Information Board (WLIB) and Wisconsin Land Council meetings for many years, recently retired from the Department of Revenue.

NICK NEHER retired from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) after 35 years of service. He served as administrator for the Agricultural Resource Management Division since 1989. Nick was the DATCP designee for the Wisconsin Land Information Board for many years.

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