John Maylie is the cofounder and inventor of Crisis Track. John has been a leader in the GIS industry for over 20 years with experience serving local, state, and federal clients. For 5 of those years, John led most FEMA-related projects for Esri. During Hurricane Sandy, John led the operations for FEMA's cloud-based infrastructure, which helped pave the way on how cloud-based systems can better support government during a disaster. John earned his undergraduate degree in Geography from Penn State and his masters in Geography from Louisiana State.
Ben Semanko is the co-founder and architect behind Crisis Track. As the Chief Technical Officer, he is responsible for all technical operations. Prior to founding Geopliant, Ben was a Senior Software Developer for Esri's Professional Services Division in Washington DC where he was the technical lead on several large GIS and big data projects for the Department of Defense. He also developed software integration points for some of FEMA's GIS systems. Before working for Esri, Ben developed software and algorithms for submarine weapon control systems. Ben is a graduate of Penn State's Computer Engineering Program.
Marla Biles is the Senior Account Executive for Crisis Track. Marla brings over 19 years of operations and sales experience to the organization with a proven track record in providing exceptional support to emergency management agencies. She thrives in environments where responsiveness is essential and where clients are depending on her to deliver.
Lee Foresman is the Operations Lead for Crisis Track. While working on FEMA's National Incident Management Assistance Team, he deployed to 25 Major Disasters and 3 equivalent incidents (H1N1, Haiti Earthquake, Deepwater Horizon) in senior operations and planning section positions and led the development of 2009 Federal Inter-agency Inaugural Operations Plan. Prior to FEMA, Lee led the USCG National Strike Force Preparedness Department during two National Level Spill of National Significance Exercises and assisted FEMA during the 2004 Hurricane Katrina response in Louisiana.
Sudie Brown is a GIS Data Analyst and is responsible for the GIS data processing used by Crisis Track. Sudie is a graduate of George Washington University's MS of Geography program and GIS certificate program where she prepared map-based educational materials and GIS tools for a flood-prone region of Guatemala. One of the tools included a mobile damage risk assessment application. Sudie loves practicing her Spanish, biking, and traveling.