The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) announced Karin Soyster Fitzgerald as the foundation’s new chief operating officer, filling a senior leadership position that oversees all of the non-profit organization’s internal operations.

Her first day is expected to be Nov. 28.

USGIF is a nonprofit non-lobbying educational foundation dedicated to supporting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and works frequently with employees from the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. It describes its mission at being to “develop a stronger community of interest between government, industry, academia, professional organizations and individuals who share a mission focused around the development and application of geospatial intelligence to address national security objectives.”

In her new role, Fitzgerald will provide day-to-day leadership and “contribute to the development of USGIF’s strategic goals,” according to a USGIF press release.

Fitzgerald most recently served as the chief operations officer and deputy executive director of the International Association of Fire Chiefs from 2012 to 2017.

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