Executive Director
Molly Schar


As Executive Director, Molly Schar serves as a strategic partner to the NSGIC Board of Directors and leads the organization's operations. Calling on nearly two decades of experience in nonprofit management, growth and impact, Molly works to foster coordination and collaboration with volunteer leaders, members, organizational partners and other stakeholders across the geospatial space. Molly grew up in a family of public servants - teachers, law enforcement and federal government careerists - in the Washington, DC area. She has lived on boats on both the East and West coasts and now resides "on the hard" near the Gulf Coast in her adopted hometown of New Orleans.



Geospatial Programs Manager
Jamie Chesser

jamieJamie Chesser is excited to join the NSGIC team as the Geospatial Programs Manager. As a longtime enthusiast of the geospatial sciences, Jamie appreciates the power of geographic information systems technology and its certain impact on leaders and decision makers in society. Jamie looks forward to working with membership and staff to move the mission and vision of NSGIC forward. Having recently found the art of meditation, Jamie strives to bring kindness and courage to all aspects of her personal and professional life. Outside of NSGIC, Jamie loves to spend time exploring nature, hiking, riding bikes, and spending time with her husband Will, kiddos Hank and Vera, and pooch Buttercup. 



Manager, Membership & Meetings
Michelle M. Jones



Over the course of her career, Michelle has worked stateside and abroad with a wide variety of organizations from multi-national conglomerates, corporations and local businesses, churches, community groups and associations. Michelle’s goal and passion is to use her gifts and skill set, honed over 25+ years of experience across many industries, to help organizations engage fully and authentically with their community -- whether face to face, through live events, or via print or digital communication --to make their mission come to life. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Michelle loves to travel, create art, demo houses and use power tools! 



Communications Coordinator
Bronwyn Walls

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Bronwyn Walls recently joined NSGIC as the organization's part-time Communications Coordinator. As a survivor of large-scale natural disaster and relocation, Bronwyn approaches GIS development and advocacy with a sincere understanding of how it can affect the lives of individuals and communities. She strives to work with a wholehearted, creative, and open-minded attitude from her home office in New Orleans, LA. When she has spare time, Bronwyn enjoys camping and hiking- one of her favorite spots to date is Big Bend National Park in West Texas.