Thiel Joins Esri Partner Advisory Council

Dewberry executive will advise on strategic direction of partner program

DewberryFairfax, VA—August 4, 2020 – Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that Phil Thiel, executive vice president, has been named as a representative on Esri’s Partner Advisory Council (PAC). He will serve a three-year term.

Established in 2010, Esri’s PAC serves as a board of directors for partnering at Esri. The esteemed community is offered to a select number of partner thought leaders who meet rigorous criteria for nomination including senior leadership in their organization, current engagement in Esri’s partner ecosystem, a clear business strategy, and technology alignment with Esri. PAC members are committed to being advocates for the community and providing feedback and input on the strategic direction of the partner program in order to optimize how partners do business with Esri.

“Our PAC members are carefully selected to serve a very important role in our partner community,” says Robert Laudati, director of Esri’s global partners and alliances. “As the voice of the Esri Partner Network, they provide valuable input and act as a sounding board on the development of our programs. I’m pleased to welcome Phil Thiel to this position.”

Thiel serves as principal-in-charge for Dewberry’s major geospatial contracts with the U.S. Geological Survey, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and numerous other federal clients, providing services that include surveying, remote sensing, GIS, and IT services. He has been with Dewberry nearly 20 years. Prior to Dewberry, Thiel worked in academia and state government environments.

About Dewberry
Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 50 locations and 2,000+ professionals nationwide. To learn more, visit

About Esri Partner Network
The Esri Partner Network is a rich ecosystem of organizations that work together to amplify The Science of Where. Esri has more than 2,600 partners globally, delivering solutions, content, and services. Combining industry-specific knowledge with ArcGIS software expertise, partners can customize and extend the reach of geospatial technology in limitless applications and organizations.

About Esri
Founded in 1969, Esri is the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping; and offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available to help customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, all 50 state governments, more than half of all counties, and 87 of the Forbes Top 100 Colleges in the U.S., as well as all 15 executive departments of the U.S. government and dozens of independent agencies. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit Esri at