About GISinc

Our Company the People

We Create Insight Through Location Technology

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We Take Pride

We are a GIS and location technology company dedicated to the success and happiness of our clients and our people. As an employee-owned small business, our passion has led us through over 27 years of consulting and solving “where” problems for our clients.

We Are An E.S.O.P. Employee Owned Company

E.S.O.P.

Employees Sharing Ownership Power

 

Being part of an employee-owned company gives each and everyone one of us a sense of power. With an actual stake in the success of the company, we are motivated/driven to succeed … and take immense pride in our work.

“One of my favorite things is to be able to say “my company” and mean it. To have a share in everything that GISinc represents is something I take incredible pride in.” 


– GISinc Employee

ESOP Company of the Year
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Our Core Ideology

Create Insight Through Location Technology

 

Values We Share

  • Being Intellectually Relentless
  • Candor and Openness
  • Excellence
  • Respecting Others in our Pursuit for Excellence
  • Self-Initiative and Honoring Commitments
  • Working Passionately and Inspiring Others

Philosophies We Believe

  • An entrepreneurial spirit keeps us agile, relevant, and provides growth for us as owners and individuals.
  • Challenging ourselves and others helps us learn, solve problems, and improve.
  • Decisions and actions made with honesty and integrity create trust and will build an enduring, lasting company.
  • Loving what we do and having fun at work allows us to be better contributors.
  • Rewards come in many forms and are earned through individual and group contributions.
  • Service karma exists; by taking care of clients needs instead of our own, good things will happen.
The Company

Our People

Our people are passionate about what they do.

Click on the orange dots below to learn what it means for them to work for GISinc.

Our Leadership

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Dale Dunham

Chairman and Founder
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Dale Dunham

Chairman and Founder

As Chairman and Founder, Dale's leadership role has evolved from direct technical management of projects and clients to a strategic focus on new technology, geospatial innovation, and nurturing our employee ownership culture.

In the spirit of entrepreneurship, Dale founded GISinc in 1991 and grew it from the ground up into the employee-owned firm it is today. Prior to founding GISinc he was a true geo-geek, working as a consultant for Esri in California. As native Alabamian, who spoke fluent "Southern", he was the obvious choice to manage several strategic Esri projects including the City of Birmingham, Jefferson County, and Bell South Services.

He holds an M.A. in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles as well as B.A. in Community Planning and Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Tasty Tidbit: He is a Natural Born Entrepreneur

"Looking back on my life I guess I was destined for entrepreneurship. Back in the 1960s my parents bought a franchise of Manpower Inc., a multinational human resources consulting firm based out of Milwaukee. So I grew up in a house where the dining room was really nothing more than just office space. Some of the early successes of my father's business were with Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama and Cape Canaveral in Cocoa Beach. One of the things that I learned from my father was how to welcome others into the ownership culture and that shared ownership leads to shared commitment and dedication to quality. The ownership culture is alive and well at GISinc and a huge reason we've had a lot of great things happen with our company. But it's kind of funny that my father, many years ago, asked me if I would join his company - and I turned him down, explaining that I would be 'bored' managing a company for the rest of my life. I can imagine him laughing at me now as I sit through our quarterly budget meetings, a little bored, but also incredibly grateful for the rewarding experience of starting a business and watching it grow."

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Brad Epker

Chief Revenue Officer
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Brad Epker

Chief Revenue Officer

Brad brings 28 years of experience in business development and sales.   Within those 28 years he has over 17 years of documented success opening new markets, driving revenues, and closing multi­million dollar accounts with Fortune 500 and Global 1000 organizations.  Most recently, Brad was responsible for global sales of Blue Box Cloud, Private Cloud as a Service offering.  He successfully drove sales growth of Blue Box cloud service built on OpenStack by doubling customer implementations in his first nine months.  While he comes to GISinc without a GIS background, his expansive knowledge and experience in implementing new market channels, partner/alliance strategies, account turnarounds, and revenue optimization will continue and expand upon the history of GISinc’s year-over-year growth.

As Chief Revenue Officer, provides leadership to all sales organizations and marketing for GISinc.  His principal primary focus will be to grow revenue through initiatives and channels relating to the Internet of Things (IoT).  Brad received a B.A. in Advertising and Marketing from Michigan State University and later received his MBA from the University of Washington in Technology Management.

Tasty Tidbit:  I have a hard time sitting still when there is any outdoor activity in sight. I guess you could say, I am the human equivalent of a golden retriever; as I seem to be always chasing something.

All my life I have loved being around water and the trees. In fact, I love the water so much that I started my career as a lifeguard.

Now I spend my time waterskiing, wake surfing, and biking in the summer and snow skiing all winter.  When life does not find me pursuing one of these passions, you will find me chasing a puck around an ice rink in an adult hockey league or even chasing a little white golf ball around a big green space.

If I do sit down, it is generally to watch the Michigan State Spartans chase a puck or ball of one form or another.  I love the fact that I am a third generation Spartan!

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Judy Reagan

Chief Operating Officer
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Judy Reagan

Chief Operating Officer

As our Chief Operating Officer, Judy's efforts center on people and processes, with the ultimate goal of making GISinc the premier company to work for and with. On the Service side, Judy focuses on operational effectiveness and best practices across our business units; on the Culture side, it is all about growing our people and making GISinc that great place to work.

Judy holds a B.S. in Agriculture from Tennessee Technological University and a M.S. from North Carolina State University. She began working with GIS in the days of the mainframe. Although her career began in the environmental and engineering fields, she created a GIS role to support environmental and agricultural efforts and has focused on GIS ever since.

Judy's history with us includes work as a Technical Architect, Federal Business Operations Manager and Service Delivery Manager. She has a distinguished history of support to the Army IGI&S Program, Army Sustainable Range Program, and the Navy's GeoReadiness Program, performing tasks such as requirements analysis, application and data solution design, and project management support for enterprise GIS implementation.

Judy is active in her community as board member with the Truth or Consequences Center for the Arts and a volunteer with the Main Street Group.

Tasty Tidbit: Judy is an avid equestrian. A donkey equestrian that is.

"The donkey is by far the most intelligent of all the equine species and it takes a different mindset to work with them. I have been riding horses my whole life and the first time I rode a donkey I just fell in love. These guys will stand and look at a situation and determine whether or not to run, let things pass, or fight. They have an incredible capacity for reasoning and are driven by self-preservation. What that means is that a casual rider is extremely safe and can have a nice weekend ride. But to really be a donkey person, that is something else entirely."

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Carrie Green

Chief Financial Officer
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Carrie Green

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO of GISinc, Carrie focuses her efforts on the financial state of the company. She is responsible for financial reporting, cash management, budgeting and planning, stock valuations, and transactions. She provides oversight to our Contracts and IT support staff as well as handling the internal administration of the GISinc ESOP.

She attended the University of North Alabama where she earned a double Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Computer Information Systems. In addition, she earned her Masters of Accountancy from Samford University. In June 2009, she completed her Certified Public Accountant designation.

Prior to joining the GISinc team, Carrie worked with other federally contracted companies and also spent time in private sector. She brings knowledge of both federal and traditional financial accounting.

Tasty Tidbit: She is a 3rd Generation Accountant

"My grandmother entered the workforce in 1944 after completing her high school education and a 1 year training program. This was during World War II when many of the men fighting for our country were either dying in action or returning home injured. Her father was very forward-thinking and saw the need for more women in the workplace but he also wanted to encourage a profession that would allow her to support her family. She worked as a finance manager for various car dealerships until her untimely death in 1983.

My mother joined the accounting profession in 1978. Except for a short time as an educator, she has spent her entire career working with defense contractors. She is the one who provided much of my understanding of federal accounting and all my Excel knowledge. She still works in this industry today.

These two amazing women are who inspired me to select accounting as my career path. They also demonstrated the strength of women in the workplace throughout history. I consider it an honor to follow in their footsteps and can only hope that I can make them proud. Hopefully, the tradition will continue."

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Dan Levine

Geographic Information Officer
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Dan Levine

Geographic Information Officer

As Geographic Information Officer, Dan is responsible for helping set the corporate technology direction, managing the Research and Development program, and managing the technical components of our key partnerships with Esri, Microsoft, and IBM. He is also a General Manager with our federal business unit, responsible for the Military Range Program and Federal Civilian Programs. He believes that as GIS technology synchronizes with the rest of IT, it will eventually become totally integrated. Because of this and the consumerization of location technologies, he believes heavy GIS applications will give way to geo-enabled solutions and simple single function applications.

Dan's educational background includes many universities so we think it best to shorten the list to the ones that he actually earned a degree from: Indiana University, Miami (the one in Ohio), and Juniata College in Pennsylvania. Throughout his education he studied environmental sciences, focusing on aquatic systems. But somewhere along the way, and lucky for us, he became passionate about GIS.

Tasty Tidbit: Dan is a Maphead

"I was the kid riding in the passenger seat with a map in his lap just about anywhere we went; someone had to keep grandpa from getting lost. According to Ken Jennings, of Jeopardy fame, that makes me a Maphead. After reading his book, I looked back at my life and realized that almost every way I look at the world is through a spatial lens. Even during my environmental sciences education I always tended towards the large watershed and landscape scale phenomena where maps made things understandable. So it was a natural, perhaps even predetermined, that I would end up in a career with maps at its heart. I am still that kid in the front seat with the map in his hand. But now I am the one driving, the map is a mobile app, and it keeps me from getting lost."

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Kevin Stewart

Director of Sales - State & Local
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Kevin Stewart

Director of Sales - State & Local

Kevin discovered a passion for GIS technology and all it has to offer as a junior at Northwest Missouri State University, where he earned his Bachelor's of Science, minoring in Geology. He later went on to earn his Master's in Geography from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. The rest, as they say, is history.

In January of 2000, Kevin came onboard here at GISinc as a GIS Analyst. Over the years he worked in several technical capacities until discovering that he enjoyed a more market-facing role working with our clients.

Today, as Managing Partner for our State and Local Government group, Kevin believes his strong technical foundation helps him better serve our clients. His primary responsibilities include building and maintaining client relationships, matching GISinc's capabilities to clients' needs, and promoting GISinc's brand in the state and local government market.

Tasty Tidbit: Grilling + Backyard = Happy Place

"Give me a hot grill, a cold one, and a backyard and it's instant happiness. In today's digital world of hustle and bustle there is not a single better place to unwind than on the deck out back. I think the Kingsford charcoal commercials say it best: slow down and grill. Next time you see that commercial, picture me nodding "yes". In all seriousness, I truly believe the backyard is the place you go to get to know someone, share great stories, belly-busting laughs, and to leave the rest of the world inside."

Our History

Our Past, Present & Future

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GISinc Founded In Dale Dunham's Basement

1991
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G/I/S Gets A New Logo Just In Time For APA Conference

1992
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Move Out Of The Basement Into 1776 Building

1993
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Employee Ownership Begins

1996
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G/I/S Becomes The #1 Esri Reseller in the Charlotte Region And #2 In The Nation

1997
G/I/S Begins Working On RMTK
2001
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G/I/S Becomes MS Certified

2004
Establishment Of Board Governance
2004
G/I/S Navy Presence In Norfolk, VA Expands To A Team
2005
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G/I/S Rebrands To GISi

2006
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First Company All Hands Meeting

2007
Army IGI&S Support Team Stands Up
2008
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Named Esri Platinum Partner

2010
GISi Named Best In Business Finalist 2nd Year In A Row
2010
GISi ESOP Launched
2010
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GISi Breaks Into The Indoor Market

2013
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GISi Establishes Acuity Partnership

2015
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GISi Rebrands To GISinc

2016
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GISinc Celebrates their 25th Anniversay

2016
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Company Takes GeoIoT To Market

2017
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We Become A Platinum Partner With Cityworks. Making Us The Only Double Platinum Partner In The World

2017

Our Envisioned Future

Be the Premier GIS Firm to Work for and With

We will change the way people see the world, not only in the work that we do, but in how we do it. We believe that when the right people with shared values and philosophies work together for the right reasons, something very special happens. All employee owners, clients, and partners will be personally invested and engaged in our shared work. This passion will ignite profound change as people experience the power of location technology to create clarity and connectedness, and will establish GISinc as the standard by which others are measured.

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