Boston, MA Applied Geographics, Inc. (AppGeo), a nationwide geospatial consulting firm and leader in location intelligence, announced that Michele Giorgianni, GISP, PMP, has been named the firm’s newest Principal. In this new role, Michele will serve as a strategic leader for AppGeo project teams, ensuring customer satisfaction and success on a broad-ranging set of projects.  

Since 2007, Michele has been a Senior Project Manager working on strategic engagements with state and local government as well as corporate customers. Her dedication and growth mentality have always  led to unsurpassed quality and creativity in her work. 

“We are thrilled to announce Michele’s well-deserved promotion,” said Kate Hickey, Vice President / Director of Services and Support at AppGeo. “She has really harnessed her strengths and become an insightful and compassionate leader within the company. I look forward to seeing her continued growth and success”.

Over the time Michele has been with AppGeo, she has worked on or led many large, complex and innovative projects. She is currently managing the North Dakota Statewide Parcel Project, and led the team that developed the Rutgers University Campus Map.  She was instrumental in launching Spatial IQ®, AppGeo’s managed services program for GIS. Michele’s broad experience as a Project Manager and GIS practitioner includes needs assessments, strategic planning, data development, geographic analysis, remote sensing data, web application development, conservation planning, environmental research, commercial development, and demographic analysis.

As an active member of the greater GIS community, Michele is Chairperson of the Rhode Island Geographic Information Systems (RIGIS) Executive Committee. She is an active participant at various levels with organizations such as NEARC (Northeast Arc Users Group), URISA (Urban and Regional Information Systems Association), and NSGIC (National States Geographic Information Council).

Michele has a B.S. in Geography from New Mexico State University and an MESM (Masters of Environmental Science & Management) with GIS/Remote Sensing specialty from the University of Rhode Island. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP).