Joe Sewash



Joe is Enterprise GIS Architect with the North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis. He has served in North Carolina for ten years, and has enjoyed a nineteen year career in state level geospatial activities across the states of West Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Joe is a member of the North Carolina Next Generation 9‐1‐1 Committee reporting to the State 911 Board, and is leading a multidisciplinary GIS working group for creating and maintaining statewide data layers for NG 911. Joe has led and participated in teams in Tennessee and North Carolina for the development of statewide GIS enterprise architecture, orthoimagery, address points, parcels, and hydrography datasets. He has a diverse skillset covering policy, collaboration, and technical domains, and has served in state information technology agencies in multiple states for a decade.

Joe has been a member of NSGIC since 1998; he has served as secretary to the NSGIC Board, liaison to the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, chaired or co‐chaired multiple NSGIC committees, and was one of NSGIC’s participants in the development of the GISP credential. Joe has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Geography from West Virginia University, is a certified government CIO (CGCIO) through the University of North Carolina Center for Public Technology, and is completing the accredited program for certified public manager (CPM) with the State of North Carolina’s Office for State Human Resources. He has served and co‐chaired the WVU Department of Geology and Geography’s Visiting Committee since its inception in 2007 providing feedback on industry trends and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.