Houser Wins Women in Technology Award

Pictured from left, Brendan Wesdock, MCP, GISP; Joelle Shea; Ali Detar, CPSM; Judy Hricak, CPSM, CiPP; Debbie Houser, CSPO; Vanessa DiSanto, PE; Sonja Schultheis; Janet Kolokithas; and Trent Park.

Pictured from left, Brendan Wesdock, MCP, GISP; Joelle Shea; Ali Detar, CPSM; Judy Hricak, CPSM, CiPP; Debbie Houser, CSPO; Vanessa DiSanto, PE; Sonja Schultheis; Janet Kolokithas; and Trent Park.

(Harrisburg, Pa.) The Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania bestowed its Women in Technology Network Impact Award upon Debbie Houser, CSPO, GeoDecisions® vice president of federal and product solutions. GeoDecisions is Gannett Fleming’s geospatial technology division.

“Debbie’s positive impact is felt not only in GeoDecisions, but across Gannett Fleming and our industry. She has long been integral to GeoDecisions’ success, and I’m grateful that the Technology Council recognized her contributions. Debbie is key to our project success, our innovative and inclusive culture, and the strategic future of our company,” said Brendan Wesdock, MCP, GISP, GeoDecisions president and Gannett Fleming senior vice president.

During her more than 20-year career, Houser has led application development on countless complex projects. For example, she serves as project manager and application development manager on the largest and longest-running project in the GeoDecisions portfolio, the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Transportation Geospatial Information System (TGIS).

As part of USTRANSCOM TGIS, Houser led the team in the development and implementation of the Transportation Coordinators’ - Automated Information for the Movements System II Convoy Planning Highway Regulation module, or TC-AIMS II CPHR-M, for Automated Movement and Identification Solutions (AMIS), a division of the Department of the Army. TC-AIMS II CPHR-M provides enhanced, real-time mapping functions, faster processing speeds, and a more user-friendly experience. In recognition of outstanding technical expertise and dedication, AMIS awarded a Certificate of Appreciation to Houser and her team—a rare honor for contractors to receive from government entities.

Houser is the treasurer of Connected Women at Gannett Fleming, an employee resource group with the mission to create a culture that empowers, supports, and mentors women to achieve career and personal success. As an inaugural steering committee member of Connected Women, she is setting the strategic course for the future of this important group. Houser earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from Loyola University Maryland.