GeoDecisions’ Greg Ulp Named Director of Delivery for Government Solutions

GeoDecisions’ Greg Ulp Named Director of Delivery for Government Solutions

Greg Ulp, MCP, has been promoted to Director of Delivery for Government Solutions for GeoDecisions, an information technology (IT) company specializing in geospatial solutions. Based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Ulp has nearly 30 years of experience in application and software analysis, design, development, implementation, maintenance, support, and training.

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Greg Ulp, MCP, Director of Government Delivery

Greg Ulp, MCP, has 30 years of experience in application and software analysis, design, development, implementation, maintenance, support, and training. In addition to state and local government business development, he leads efforts to improve project delivery efficiency and manages Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) enterprise GIS initiatives.

For example, Greg oversaw the development of PennDOT’s new Traffic Data System (TDS), processing more than 275 million new traffic records per month. He directs GeoDecisions TransAnalyst application enhancements to enable non-GIS users to easily create, communicate, and integrate maps from a web browser.

Well-versed in programming languages and technologies, Greg holds a bachelor of science from the Pennsylvania State University. A Pennsylvania native, he lives in the Harrisburg area with his wife, Staci. An avid golfer away from the office, Greg enjoys competing at all levels.

Nathan Reck, Director of Government Solutions

With more than 16 years of government experience, Nate leads technical staff on projects and in developing standard practices. His GIS transportation experience includes planning, performance monitoring, safety and crash analysis, ITS, and maintenance and operations management systems. Nate also directs GeoDecisions' evolving transportation frameworks and applications.

Previously, Nate served as a technical architect working with transportation clients throughout the U.S. He has been instrumental in designing GeoDecisions’ Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) Analyst solutions for the Arizona Department of Transportation and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation. He also helped develop the Road Condition Reporting System (RCRS) and Roadside Spray Management Application (RoSA) at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), as well as several PennDOT GIS portals and VideoLog viewers. 

Active on the presentation circuit, Nate holds a bachelor of arts in geography with a minor in business administration from Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

Meet Roger Boissonnas, Director of Delivery for Commercial Solutions

Meet Roger Boissonnas, Director of Delivery for Commercial Solutions

Hi. I’m Roger Boissonnas. As Director of Delivery for Commercial Solutions, I work with my GeoDecisions colleagues to design and implement large-scale location-based web, mobile, and desktop solutions for private-sector clients. My focus is on the insurance industry, and adoption and development for GeoDecisions App Suite: NotifyTrackGeoPlanand Locate. I have been with GeoDecisions for over five years in our Madison, Wisconsin office, although I work with teams located around the country.

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Getting to Know GeoDecisions' Hany Hassaballa, EIT, GISP

Hany Hassaballa, EIT, GISP, is a project manager and senior GIS analyst with 20 years of experience in spatial information technology and civil engineering. He joined GeoDecisions in 2009, where his work on a broad range of projects and his passion for innovation has enabled him to stay abreast of the latest in GIS technology.

Education

Born in Egypt and raised in Kuwait, Hany studied civil engineering at the renowned Cairo University. Following graduation, Hany worked for several years in the field of highway design, where his in-depth interaction with computer-aided design introduced him to GIS (at the time, an emerging technology). Hany’s interest in GIS innovation brought him to Cairo’s Information Technology Institute (ITI) for a rigorous six-month certification program in GIS and software development. Shortly after his studies at ITI, Hany attended graduate school at the University of Twente’s Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation in Enschede, Netherlands, where he received a master’s degree in geo-information management for urban planning. Additionally, he will soon obtain his professional engineer license.

Professional Background

Prior to joining GeoDecisions, Hany worked for the Ministry of Planning in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he oversaw the creation of the country’s first-ever census map. Hany joined the GeoDecisions team after he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to be closer to his wife’s family. Hany’s love of travel and his fluency in Arabic and English have opened many doors for him, as he often works on projects straddling American and Middle Eastern markets. His career at GeoDecisions began with an urban planning project in United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council. Hany’s work soon expanded to include multiple government agencies: UAE’s National Crisis and Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA); Abu Dhabi Housing Authority (ADHA); Ministry of Public work (MoPW) in UAE; and King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia, among many domestic assignments as well. These projects have not only honed Hany’s professional skills and enabled him to travel extensively, they have allowed him to continue eating the authentic Middle Eastern food that is dear to his heart (shawarma, anyone?). 

Recreation

As a new immigrant, he was interested in learning about the unique American sports such as baseball and football. In addition to playing softball on a recreation league, Hany has used his GIS skills to create several sports-related maps. Hany, his wife Emily, and their young son Abdullah love to travel – with Spain and Italy being among their favorite foreign vacation locales. They also love the outdoors and make sure they visit Maine at least once a year. When he’s not working, Hany is busy fixing up his new house, cheering on his wife at a marathon, or shuttling his son to soccer, flag football, and cub scouts.