On February 19, 2021, NCASPRS will hold elections for a new batch of officers. Officer positions consist of President, Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer, each of which will serve a term of two years. A call for nominations was sent out earlier in the year and the biographies below give you information on the people who have been nominated. If you have any questions about the candidates please feel free to send questions to NCASPRS@gmail.com.
Elections will be held online only on Friday, February 19th. Polling will be open from 8am to 5pm. You must be a member to vote so if you have not paid your dues to national now is the time to visit the link below to register as a member. When voting is complete we will do an internal comparison of membership to votes and the election will be announced on Monday February 22nd.
Meet the Candidates
James Gray, Jr., PLS, GISP
Director of Geospatial Services, Geomatics
Nominee for President
Jamey currently serves as Director of Geospatial Services within the Geomatics practice area at Stewart in Raleigh, NC. He has 16 years of progressive experience and is licensed Professional Land Surveyor, GIS Professional, FAA Remote Pilot, and currently pursuing his ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist accreditation. Jamey specializes in survey applications to support GIS, LiDAR, photogrammetry, and large-scale geodetic control networks. Qualifications based selection contracts for Federal, State, and local government clients makes up much of his experience throughout his career. Jamey has been heavily involved in professional organizations at both the state and national level and has delivered numerous technical presentations on a range of subjects within GIS and small unmanned aerial systems. He has also authored several articles for surveying publications including the Tarheel Surveyor and xyHt. He has been involved with NCASPRS since its relaunch in 2018 and currently serves on the Education and Professional Development Committee.
Jamey lives in Wake Forest with his wife Karen. He enjoys reading, making artwork, spending time with family, and is an avid music collector and occasional player. He is also a craft beer enthusiast and always up for hanging out in the local breweries throughout the Triangle.
Hope Morgan, NCPLS, GISP, CFM, CTBME
GIS Specialist/Project Manager
Nominee for Vice-President
Hope Morgan is a GIS Specialist and Project Manager for AECOM water, managing terrain initiatives and she the lead for the Geospatial Technical Excellence Program team. Hope has 23 years of experience with Remote Sensing, and GIS specializing in management of large scale data collection and analysis. Hope is a licensed professional land surveyor in North Carolina, GIS professional, Certified Floodplain Manger, and a Certified Technology Business Management Executive. My goal is to get my Project Management Professional and Certified Photogrammetrist in the next two years. I have spent the last several years dealing with statewide data collections such as lidar and building footprints with the goal of apply analysis that will allow for fast answers in emergency situations and hazard environments. I have also worked on government resiliency at all levels of government.
I am a huge proponent of networking organizations such as ASPRS and am currently the Secretary/ treasurer for NCASPRS but also on the Potomac Region Board. I am looking forward to working with NCASPRS to formalize what this group of highly intelligent technical professionals can provide to those not in the technical field that need to do work with the data we understand.
Amy Avery Holz
Photogrammetric and Orthophoto Technician
ESP Associates, Inc.
Nominee for Secretary/Treasurer
Ms. Holz is a photogrammetric and orthophoto technician with 20 years of extensive experience with GIS, photogrammetry, and software QC. She is fluent with ArcMap, ArcCatalog, Adobe Photoshop, OrthoMaster, and OrthoVista. Her experience includes numerous large- and small-scale county-wide orthophoto generation projects. She works on all aspects of orthophoto generation: flight planning, gathering ground control data, editing DEM and DTM data, prepping any plan data, orthophoto generation, radiometric adjustments, seam line generation & editing, tiling of final orthophotos, fixes (including bridge adjustments), and final QC. Ms. Holz also has experience with planimetric data collection and editing, including generating contour lines, ROW data, and editing LiDAR data. Her GIS experience includes editing planimetric data, creating geodatabases, and hydro data editing and QC for LiDAR deliverables and for plume generation for oil and gas industry.