GIS expert formerly served as USGS senior advisor to the National Geospatial Program
Fairfax, VA—October 2, 2020 – Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that Larry Sugarbaker has joined the firm as a senior technical advisor to the geospatial and technology services group based in the firm’s Fairfax, Virginia, office.
Sugarbaker previously worked as the senior advisor for the National Geospatial Program at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and was responsible for developing geospatial policy for the National Map and National Atlas, as well as other national program activities. He also served as the senior project director for a new geospatial information service to support senior executives within the Department of the Interior and its bureaus.
Prior to joining USGS, Sugarbaker spent six years with NatureServe as the vice president and chief information officer, and 22 years with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources where he served as the geographic information systems (GIS) manager. His areas of expertise include business development, GIS and information technology, remote sensing, and forestry.
“We are thrilled to welcome Larry to our team,” says Dewberry Senior Vice President Amar Nayegandhi, CP, CMS, GISP. “Our federal clients have unique challenges that require creative problem-solving, and Larry’s expertise will add great value to their solutions.”
Sugarbaker earned his master’s degree in remote sensing from the University of Michigan (1979) and a bachelor’s degree in forestry from the University of Michigan (1977). He was chair and federal liaison to the Washington Geographic Information Council, and state of Washington representative to the Washington State Geographic Information Council, National States Geographic Information Council, Western Governors’ Association, and the Interorganizational Resource Information Coordinating Council (IRICC). He is also past chair of the Mapping Science Committee for the National Research Council. Sugarbaker received the President’s Making a Difference Award in 1999 from the Environmental Systems Research Institute, and the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award in 1999 from the Washington Urban and Regional Information Systems Association.
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