Karen Schuckman, CP, CMS-Lidar, PLS

Executive Director,

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Ms. Karen Schuckman is the Senior Director of Remote Sensing and Geospatial Services at RRC Companies, a recognized leader in the international renewable energy industry. She recently retired from her position as Associate Teaching Professor of Geography at The Pennsylvania State University, where for 17 years she was the Lead Faculty for the Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing and Earth Observation in the Online Geospatial Program. She also serves as the Executive Director of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Prior to her move to teaching, Ms. Schuckman was the Geospatial Technology Leader at URS Corporation (now AECOM) from 2005-2006. From 1995 – 2005, she was with the EarthData group (now Fugro), where she held several positions including Geospatial Applications Director for EarthData Solutions; Senior Vice President of EarthData Technologies; and President and General Manager of EarthData International of North Carolina. Notable projects in her private sector career include leading the use of remotely sensing imagery in the Hurricane Katrina response, leading lidar acquisition for the first phase of the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program, numerous transportation mapping projects for state DOT’s, and technology demonstration projects for NOAA, NASA and the US Department of Transportation. Prior to joining the private sector, Ms. Schuckman worked for the USGS National Mapping Division, in . She is a former Vice Chair of the NOAA Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) and a member of the National Research Council Committees on Floodplain Mapping Technologies and FEMA Flood Map Accuracy. She holds an MS in Geospatial Information Systems from Penn State University, is an ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist, ASPRS Certified Mapping Scientist – Lidar, and Professional Land Surveyor. She currently lives on a small farm in central PA with her husband, 8 horses, and 3 dogs, practicing dressage and competitive trail riding when she isn’t at the computer.