Young Professionals Program


Young professionals represent a typically underrepresented group of members within USGIF. Developed in 2009, the USGIF Young Professionals Group (YPG) serves to unite junior GEOINT professionals within the Defense and Intelligence communities. This group offers events and programs that parallel the Foundation’s mission of advancing the geospatial intelligence tradecraft by utilizing the unique dynamics of our young professional membership based off of their needs and wants from this group.


USGIF again offered Young Professionals the exclusive opportunity to receive a FREE registration to the GEOINT 2012 Symposium! This year we selected 24 individuals to participate.

Lindy Bersack – Blue Canopy
Elizabeth (Betsy) Bryant – The Chertoff Group
Catherine Burton – Endpoint Environmental
Erin Clark – Wiser
Nate Conklin – DigitalGlobe
John Dickens – MDA
Tadeusz Dominiak – Wiser
Gary Esworthy – RadiantBlue
James Green – Wiser
Kelly Haiber – Harris
Kim Hansen – MDA
Chris Holland – Wiser
Tim Larson – SAIC
Brandon Migdal – ITT Exelis
Jason Newmoyer – Newmoyer Geospatial Solutions
Erik Olsen – TASC/ Lattice Technology Group
Manh Pham – Accenture
Jason Reyes – NT Concepts
Matthew Sadecki – NT Concepts
James Sondag – NT Concepts
Andrew Steele – DigitalGlobe
Aimee Tuffs – NGA
Samuel Unger – TASC
J. Luke Warner – NT Concepts

Young Professional Symposium Registration

Young Professional registration is open!

Young Professionals pay only $799 for a full symposium pass, which includes 4 days of keynotes, panels, breakout tracks, access to the exhibit hall and access to all the networking events.

YPG Events at the GEOINT 2012 Symposium

Monday, October 8, 2012
GEOINT Foreword
2012 Allder Golf Classic
Welcome Reception: YPG VIP Area

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
YPG Networking Lounge
General and Breakout Sessions
Exclusive YPG Luncheon (Invitation Only)
Exhibit Hall Visits
Chairman’s Reception (Invitation Only)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
YPG Networking Lounge
General and Breakout Sessions (Including the Young Innovators Panel)
Exhibit Hall Visits
YPG Reception

Thursday, October 11, 2012
YPG Networking Lounge
General and Breakout Sessions
2012 YPG High School Outreach Project
Closing Celebration