GICC Members

Name Title Organization Representing Phone
Members Appointed by the Governor
Steve Averett GIS Manager City of Greensboro Governor 336-373-2057
Paul Badr President, Geospatial Division GPI Governor 704-251-8402
Kathryn Clifton GIS Analyst Davidson County Governor 336-242-2266
Seth Dearmin Chief of Staff Department of Justice Governor 919-716-6400
Jason Hedley Senior Project Manager Stewart Engineering Governor 919-866-4770
Hope Morgan GICC Chair AECOM Governor 919-461-1369
Scott Lokken Mid-Atlantic Regional Advisor National Geodetic Survey Governor 919-571-4047
Allen Serkin Executive Director Cape Fear Council of Governments Governor 910-395-4553 x206
Linda Ann Thurman Director for Student Professional Development and Employer Relations University of North Carolina at Charlotte Governor 704-678-5024
Members Appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate
Bill Shankle   Tri South Commercial Realty Senate  
L.V. Pokey Harris Executive Director N.C. 911 Board Senate


Matthew Helms Senior Business Analyst Charlotte Water Senate 704-564-9354
Members Appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Jason Dowdy GIS Software Engineer CACI, Inc. House  
Stan Duncan   Private Citizen House 828-606-4577
Amy Barron Manager - GIS, Centralized Design & Residential Development Duke Energy House 704-382-4196
Other Members by Statute
David Baker Director of Tax and Revenue Outreach N.C. Association of County Commissioners Executive Director Kevin Leonard 919-715-4365
VACANT   N.C. Community College System President  
Natalie Walton-Corbett GIS Coordinator City of Greenville Local Government Committee 252-230-0609
Bob Coats Governor's Census Liaison Office of State Budget & Management State Budget Director 984-236-0687
James Weaver Secretary and State Chief Risk Officer Department of Information Technology State CIO 919-754-6000
Haley Pfeiffer Haynes Deputy Secretary of Service Operations Department of Administration Secretary of Administration 984-236-0002
Dianne Enright Manager, Health & Spatial Analysis Unit Department of Health and Human Services Secretary of Health & Human Services 919-715-4473
Eric Wilson GIS Manager Department of Transportation Secretary of Transportation 410-302-1325
Dean Grantham IT Project Manager Department of Environmental Quality Secretary of Environmental Quality 919-707-8961
Vanessa Wrenn  Chief Information Officer  Department of Public Instruction State Superintendent 984-236-2945
Joanne Halls Director, Spatial Analysis Lab University of North Carolina System President William L. Roper 910-962-7614
Brooks Tate Pipeline Safety Inspector Public Utilities Commission Commission Chair Charlotte A. Mitchell 919-733-8818
Christian Vose ISS Director, Emergency Programs Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Commissioner Steve Troxler 919-707-3289
Elaine F. Marshall Secretary of State Department of the Secretary of State   919-814-5305
Christopher Nida Director of Research & Policy Analysis N.C. League of Municipalities Executive Director Paul Meyer 919-715-3945
Allan Sandoval GIS Specialist Department of Commerce Secretary of Commerce 919-715-1575
Tony Simpson Director, Local Government Division Department of Revenue Secretary of Revenue 919-814-1135
Gary Thompson NCGS Chief, NC Geodetic Survey Department of Public Safety Secretary of Public Safety 919-948-7844
Melanie Williams Division of Water Resources GIS Coordinator Department of Environmental Quality State Government GIS Users Committee 919-707-3703
Advisory Members (Appointed by the Council Chair)
Kristian Forslin GIS Coordinator N.C. Railroad Company   919-954-7601
Sarah Koonts Director of Archives and Records Department of Natural and Cultural Resources   919-807-7339
Tim Johnson Director Center for Geographic Information and Analysis Staff to the Council 919-754-6588