USGIF Announces GEOINT 2024 Golden Ticket Winners

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Congratulations to the Golden Ticket Class of 2024. These 24 exceptional junior members of our discipline will take part in a highly coveted professional development experience during the upcoming GEOINT Symposium.

The Golden Ticket program is among the most impactful ways that USGIF, now celebrating 20 years of service, helps to build the GEOINT community.

Every year since 2010, USGIF has offered young professionals the opportunity to apply for an immersive experience at the GEOINT Symposium, which includes a gratis full symposium access pass, mentoring sessions with senior GEOINT leaders, and invitations to exclusive senior level networking events.

This year, 67 people applied for the program. The winners from this highly competitive applicant pool were chosen after a review by an external group of senior GEOINT leaders and professionals.

The GEOINT 2024 Golden Ticket winners are:

  • Rachel Ablondi, GeoAcuity
  • Seth Baker, L3Harris
  • Rachel Finerman, ICEYE US
  • Jeffrey Fittipaldi, Guidehouse
  • Will Forker, GeoAcuity
  • Justin Grant, Peraton
  • Austin Hwang, Amazon Web Services
  • Megan Iafrati, L3Harris
  • Sara Johnson, Ohio State University
  • Ashton Keilholtz, NT Concepts
  • Colin Kelly, Esri
  • Gizem Korkmaz, GDIT
  • Rebecca Lord, EOI Space
  • Madison Macaulay, Guidehouse
  • Gabriel Manry , National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Matthew McCarthy, Oak Ridge National Lab
  • Sean Owusu, Carahsoft
  • Timothy Russell, EOI Space
  • Rebecca Schaub, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Abigale Smith, Marine Corps Intelligence
  • Dilsad Unsal, Istanbul Technical University
  • Taylor Vasalani, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Mitchell Vasquez, GDIT
  • Sarah Walters, Oak Ridge National Lab

The GEOINT Symposium is USGIF’s annual flagship event and the largest gathering of geospatial intelligence professionals in the world. The GEOINT 2024 Symposium will take place May 5-8 in Kissimmee, Florida. Register now to secure your spot at this premier event, where industry leaders, government officials, and academic experts come together to share insights on the latest GEOINT advancements.

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