Joe Paniccia

My passion for GIS began with the study of topographic maps and landform analysis while pursuing my undergraduate engineering degree.  I then served as an officer in the U.S. Army, with leadership roles requiring the extensive use of GIS tools for the calculation of artillery solutions, as well as for tactical operations planning.

My current role is Manager of IT Systems Analysis, at CenturyLink in Denver.  Throughout my 15 years at CenturyLink I've led technical and project management teams on large-scale business initiatives, including many in which GIS was a major component of the business solution.

The passion I have for GIS extends to my hobbies as well, which include orienteering, map collecting, mountain biking, trail running, and other mountain adventures in the U.S. and Europe.  I also love history, especially when the story of a world event is portrayed in the form of a map.

My formal education includes a BS in General Engineering from the United States Military Academy (West Point) and a Master of Arts in Telecommunications Management from Webster University.  I am certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP).   

I would like to serve on the board of GIS Colorado to contribute to the GIS community.  My extensive leadership experience will contribute to our central mission of fostering collaboration across this rapdily growing community.