USGIF Names New Board Members

Foundation adds two community leaders to its Board of Directors

Herndon, Virginia, July 11, 2016 — The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is excited to announce two additions to its Board of Directors—Dr. L. Roger Mason Jr. and Carmen Medina. Both Mason and Medina began their three-year terms in June. USGIF’s Board now includes 27 directors representing the many aspects of the broad and expanding GEOINT Community. 

“The addition of Carmen Medina and Roger Mason to the USGIF Board, with their expertise and comprehensive understanding of geospatial technologies and analytic tradecraft with evolved mission specific demands, will allow the USGIF Board to better anticipate and address the needs of our membership,” said USGIF Chairman of the Board The Honorable Jeffrey K. Harris. “It's important for our Board to have intimate knowledge about the communities we serve. I look forward to leveraging Roger and Carmen's expertise.” 

Medina is founder of MedinAnalytics and co-founder of She has 32 years of experience with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and upon her retirement from the agency, she received the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. In 2014, Medina published a book about her CIA career titled “Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within.” 

Mason is senior vice president of national security and intelligence and chief security officer for Noblis, where he is responsible for the overall direction of the company’s national security mission. Prior to joining Noblis, Mason was the first assistant director of national intelligence for systems and resource analyses (ADNI/SRA). He was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal—the Intelligence Community’s highest award for his service as ADNI/SRA. 

Learn more about the USGIF Board and the other 25 directors at


USGIF is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger GEOINT Community with government, industry, academia, professional organizations, and individuals who develop and apply geospatial intelligence to address national security challenges. USGIF executes its mission by building the community, advancing the tradecraft, and accelerating innovation. The GEOINT Symposium is hosted annually by USGIF. 

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Kristin Quinn
Editorial Director
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