Leadership   

Applied Geographic’s Principals are leaders in the GIS profession.


Richard Grady, GISP, President,
has over 30 years of experience in GIS and related technologies, including 17 at AppGeo. He leads the AppGeo Principal Management Team (PMT), and is focused on complex projects requiring strategic planning, systems integration, and enterprise architecture. In addition to federal, state, and local government projects, he has managed large projects for private sector clients. He is active in the Homeland Infrastructure Foundation Level Database (HIFLD) Working Group, and the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC), which recognized him with an “Outstanding Service Award” in 2010. Prior to AppGeo, Mr. Grady served in executive leadership positions at technology companies including Intergraph and LaserData. Mr. Grady earned an MBA from Suffolk University in Boston and received his BS cum laude in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Michael Terner, GISP, Executive Vice President, is a founding partner of AppGeo where he shares leadership of the state and local government services group. His GIS experience includes all phases of GIS planning and implementation and includes practice at the municipal, regional, state and federal levels of government. Mr. Terner has been the Principal in Charge on a wide variety geospatial strategic, business and enterprise planning projects in 15 states. Mr. Terner’s projects have also covered a variety of practice areas including homeland security, environment, transportation and broadband availability mapping. Prior to co-founding AppGeo he was the first Director of MassGIS, the Massachusetts statewide GIS program. He has a Master of City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA in biology and environmental studies from Tufts University. Follow Mr. Terner on twitter at: @MT_AppGeo

Peter Girard, GISP is a Vice President and Director of Software Architecture. He has more than twenty years of experience in cartography and GIS programming. He has extensive experience in the development of custom applications of GIS for local government, facilities, transportation, utilities, and crime analysis. Previously he worked for the NY DOT, and as a technical consultant for ESRI, where he prototyped and benchmarked GIS applications for numerous clients. He has a BA in Geography from the University of New Hampshire and a MA in Geography from Syracuse University.

Kate Hickey, Vice President

Kate Hickey, GISP, PMP, is a Vice President and Director of Local Government Services. She joined AppGeo in 2001 and has more than 15 years of professional GIS consulting experience focused on geospatial strategic planning, implementation and application development for state and local governments. Kate has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.A. in Environmental Archaeology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).  Prior to joining AppGeo, Kate worked for the Town of Brookline and the Center for Cultural and Environmental History at UMass Boston.

Tom Harrington Jr, Vice PresidentThomas Harrington, Jr., PhD., is a Vice President and Director of Marketing and Proposals. He joined AppGeo in 2000 and leads all major proposal efforts, including team building, strategy, budgeting and proposal development, as well as directing the marketing team. Tom has a PhD in Geography from Boston University with an emphasis on landscape ecology and human-environment interaction, a Masters in Agricultural Economics from Iowa State, and a BS in Anthropology from Stanford University. Prior to joining AppGeo, he worked in international development for 20 years.