Who We Are

Meet Our Team

We’d like to introduce you to Locana, an organization of more than 200 geospatial professionals around the world. With a relentless focus on our customers, we stand ready to serve with integrity and excellence. And our leadership team’s mission is to support our people and customers in this endeavor.

Meet the Leadership Team

Organizational Leaders

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Alex Savage

Director of Finance & Accounting

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Angela Johnson

Professional Services Director, Enterprise Spatial Solutions

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Bruce Taylor

Utilities Industry Lead

Dan Lewis

VP, Utilities

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Dan Lewis

With an early career as an analyst, solutions architect, and consultant, Dan has 20 years of broad experience in the mapping, systems integration, and information technology industries. He serves as a strategic adviser to Locana clients and colleagues from the early assessment of problems through the formulation of solutions and their evolution into programs designed to deliver improved business performance. He enjoys the opportunities and challenges inherent in significant GIS transformations. Dan holds a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and makes his home in Rhode Island, where he enjoys being outdoors year-round.

Dianna Herbst

Director of Marketing

Ed Riegelmann

CGO and VP, Federal Sales

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Ed Riegelmann

As our chief geospatial officer, Ed brings more than 35 years of experience working in 14 countries developing and managing enterprise GIS programs, IT projects, web-based solutions, and projects focused on survey, mapping, remote sensing and databases. Ed also leads business development for Locana’s federal clients. His advocacy for innovative geospatial solutions is an asset for Locana and our clients. Ed earned a master’s degree in geography from Oregon State University and a bachelor’s degree in geography from State University of New York at Oswego.
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Heather Romano

Senior Director of People and Culture

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Heather Romano

Leading the Locana People and Culture Team, Heather works to elevate employee relations to draw and retain the best long-term talent possible. She has more than 20 years of leadership and human resources experience, has founded a thriving consulting firm, and has consulted with a variety of global companies. She has found that company culture, leadership, recognition, training, and development are cornerstones to retaining outstanding team members, which creates a client experience that cultivates unparalleled loyalty. As a result, her driving passion is creating work environments that foster a positive, team-focused culture. She is dual certified in HR through HRCI and SHRM and holds a Master’s in Human Resources. When she’s not working, she can often be found exploring the great Hawaiian outdoors with her two huskies.

Jeff Haight

Chief Executive Officer

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Jeff Haight

Jeff leads Locana with extensive experience spanning the fields of information technology, engineering, wireless technology, and private equity. In addition to his accomplishments in the consulting industry, he is the co-founder of two network security companies and chair of several nonprofit boards. Jeff was a college scholar at Cornell University where he earned his BS from the College of Engineering and his Master of Engineering Management from Cornell’s Johnson School of Business.

Joe Howell

VP, Clean Energy

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Joe Howell

Joe manages the implementation of enterprise IT systems and custom solutions. With over two decades of experience working with IT and GIS, he has worked with organizations of all sizes and complexities. Joe delivers value by implementing solutions based on a comprehensive understanding of assets and operational activities, paired with his deep experience in working with Esri, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, SAP, Open Source, CAD, and other software.

Kim Kearns

Professional Services Director, Open Data & Development

Mike Eggenberger

VP, North America Sales

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Mike Eggenberger

Mike has been delivering value to the enterprise technology space since beginning his career in Ottawa many years ago. Over time, he shifted from ERP to GIS, then GIS combined with SAP and other critical business systems. The technology has changed but the mission has remained the same: help organizations achieve their business goals through the use of technology delivered in a sustainable way. When he’s not working on Locana projects, he can be found having adventures with his family.

Mike Housby

VP, EMEA

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Mike Housby

Mike leads the UK business, providing operations and sales leadership rooted in nearly 30 years of consulting experience. He takes an active role in projects, working closely with clients to develop solutions that use technology to change processes and deliver measurable performance improvements. He holds an MBA from Durham University and a BSc in physics from Imperial College London.
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Mistie Fain

Controller

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Todd Slind

VP, Technology

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Todd Slind

From his early days in Skagit Valley agriculture to his time spent in civil engineering, Todd has always been drawn toward innovation. He has more than 20 years of experience in IT consulting and strategy and is passionate about providing sustainable value through SpatialDev. When he’s not drawing on a whiteboard or planning in a spreadsheet, Todd can be found zipping around Puget Sound on his sailboat.

Ty van den Akker

VP, Product Strategy

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Ty van den Akker

Ty leads Locana’s product strategy, bringing over 20 years of experience in the mapping and information technology industry. With his background in consulting services and software products, he advises Locana customers on solution design and mobile GIS. Ty holds a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

William Griep

VP, Product Development

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William Griep

William is an accomplished innovator and technologist with extensive experience leading full lifecycle projects for enterprise technology solutions. He has 25+ years in this industry and is well-versed in technologies including Microsoft, .NET technologies, iOS and Esri. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in computer science.

Business Leaders

Mike Underwood

Mike Underwood

SAP + Esri GTM Lead

Matt Bergin

Utilities Sales Director

Bruce Buxton

Transportation, State, Local Sales Director

Tim Dec

Utilities Sales Director

Mike Dierstein

Federal Government Industry Lead

Joe Brentin

System Integration Lead

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Terry Martin

Federal Sales Director

Mario Sanvitale

Business Development Principal

Nigel Russell-Smith

Business Unit Director

John Bennett

Business Unit Director

Bo Wilmer

Natural Resources Sales Director

Dawn Abercrombie

GIS Consultant Practice Lead

Clint Cabanero

Solution Architect

Beth Dennis

GIS Senior Consultant

Brody Dittemore

Developer Services Manager

Shawna Paradee

Solution Architect

Brandon Raso

Utility Design & Engineering Practice Director

Nicole Rotolo

GIS Development and Automation Practice Director

Zac Wilson

Data and Analytics Practice Director

Dan Moore

Transportation, State & Local Portfolio Manager

Joe Wong

Lemur Practice Director

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Jenni McCanne

Lemur Practice Manager

Nishi Mishra

Nishi Mishra

Data Services Manager

Jen Campbell

Jen Campbell

Senior Product Manager

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Zac Valchar

Principal Consultant