Spring 2021 Meeting

From May 21, 2021 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
At Virtual

Join us for the Spring meeting of the Women In GIS - Arizona Chapter. 

This Spring we will be hosting a panel of allies - men who work with Arizona women in GIS. This will be a thoughtful discussion between you, our audience, and men who support women who work in geospatial professions. Come share your experiences, ask questions, and learn how men are supporting and advocating for women in GIS. This will be a great opportunity to talk about about the challenges of equity, gain new insight, and get tips for success in the workplace.

Our distinguished guests come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences - you won't want to miss this! 

Our panelists:

  • Matt Beversdorf, Supervisor GIS Products and Services, Cartographic and GIS Services Division at Salt River Project
  • David Moss, Director of Data Management and GIS, Maricopa County 
  • Gene Trobia, former Arizona State Cartographer and active participant in the Arizona geospatial community
  • Howard Ward, Owner, TerraSystems Southwest Inc

We encourage all women and men working in geospatial fields to attend this event. 


1pm to 3pm Arizona/Pacific Daylight Time
2pm to 4pm Mountain Daylight Time
3pm to 5pm Central Daylight Time
4pm to 6pm Eastern Daylight Time



  • David Moss

    David Moss

    David is the Director of Data Management & GIS and in the last 6 years, the GIS adoption, budget and staff has reached unprecedented levels. With the confidence and trust of Maricopa County’s Leadership, the team has been recognized with 8 National Association of Counties awards, a Special Achievement in GIS award, and one of the most impressively managed GIS architectures in the US. Because of the great work by his team during 2020, David was named Local IT Leader of Year by LocalSmart StateScope. 

    As a forward-thinking leader, his business operations and technology expertise has captured multi-million-dollar cost avoidances and optimized workforces while driving efficiencies over his public sector career.  David has experience in various disciplines such as public works, law enforcement, health and human services, emergency management, and land records involving GIS analysis and data management.


  • Gene Trobia

    Gene Trobia

    Gene Trobia is currently affiliated as a Senior Researcher at Arizona State University School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. He also served as the Executive Director of the University of Arizona Geospatial Innovation, Science and Technology Center. Previously Gene served as the Arizona State Cartographer for 19 years and before that directed the Pima County Geographic Information Services in Tucson, Arizona.

    Gene serves on the Arizona Geographic Information Council and also chaired and served on the Arizona Geographic and Historic Names Board. He chaired and served on the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) and currently co-chairs the NSGIC Address & Transportation Committee.

    Gene also served on the National Research Council Mapping Science Committee and the National Geospatial Advisory Committee. He has a Bachelor and Master's in Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona.

  • Howard Ward

    Howard Ward

    Howard is the President of TerraSystems Southwest, Inc.  Howard is the program manager and subject matter expert.

  • Matt Beversdorf

    Matt Beversdorf

    Matt is the Supervisor of GIS Products & Services in the Cartographic and GIS Services division at Salt River Project (SRP), in Tempe, AZ. He is a GIS professional with a background in power and water utilities, water resources, and transportation. This experience was gained over the last 17 years in Arizona by working as a GIS Developer at SRP and at the Arizona Department of Transportation, and working at the Arizona Department of Water Resources as a Hydrologist, GIS Analyst, and GIS Developer. Matt has a Masters of Environmental Science from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio. Matt enjoys leveraging his background and experience in science, GIS, and information technology to create GIS solutions that better inform decision making, improve efficiencies, and reduce costs.