Kenny Miller has served as Maryland's Geographic Information Officer for over three years. His responsibilities include deploying the State's common base map system and kernel for the state enterprise GIS – MD iMap, migrating the emergency management and homeland security secure online mapping application EMMA to the next generation and coordinating GIS activities within Maryland at all levels of government in support of common, statewide databases: centerlines with addresses, parcels, high-resolution imagery and other critical databases. In December 2009, the GIO's position was formally identified within the Maryland Department of Information Technology via an Executive Order (01.01.2009.20).
Before being appointed as GIO within DoIT, Kenny spent 25 years in the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, first as a hydrogeologist managing the state's ground and surface water resources. He then migrated into the GIS field within DNR managing imagery and wetlands delineation projects, launching a statewide Internet mapping system in the late 1990's and managing a team of GIS analysts that supported DNR's various missions. Before working in DNR, Kenny lived in Colorado working in the oil and gas industry processing seismic data – until the mid 1980's when the time was right to leave the O&G industry and return to Maryland.
Kenny has a MS in Computer Science from John's Hopkins University and a BS in Geology from Old Dominion University. He has served on the Conference Planning committee since 2005 and as an active NSGIC member since 2004 before being elected to the Board.