USGIF Board of Directors Appoints New CEO

Ronda Schrenk selected to serve as the foundation’s CEO

Ronda SchrenkHerndon, Virginia (October 14, 2020) – The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) Board of Directors (BOD) has elected Ronda Schrenk to serve as chief executive officer. USGIF is the leading non-profit educational foundation for advancing the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) tradecraft to address global security challenges.

“GEOINT innovation is occurring at an unprecedented rate across all sectors,” said Schrenk. “I am honored to have this opportunity to lead a talented staff and to collaborate with so many dedicated professionals, across government, industry and academia to advance the U.S. intelligence and national security mission.”

Schrenk has been on the leading edge of GEOINT tradecraft for most of her career, including more than 25 years in a variety of leadership and analytic positions at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as well as in commercial, nonprofit, and academic organizations.

“Ronda brings a unique combination of mission acumen, government and non-profit management experience and deep tradecraft expertise which will serve the foundation well as we navigate through this next chapter,” says USGIF BOD Chairman Roger Mason.  “She enjoys the full support of the board and we look forward to working with her and the leadership in this new capacity.”

Prior to being named as CEO, Schrenk served as USGIF’s Vice President of Programming, Geospatial Content, and External Relations. Schrenk holds a B.A. in Geography from the University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus.

USGIF is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger GEOINT Community among government, industry, academia, professional organizations, and individuals who develop and apply geospatial intelligence to address national security challenges. USGIF achieves its mission via its strategic pillars: Build the Community | Advance the Tradecraft | Accelerate Innovation. For more information, please visit and follow USGIF on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.