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December 23rd, 2020
USGIF Appoints New Vice President of Programs

USGIF has selected Christy Monaco to serve as Vice President of Programs beginning Monday, December 21.

“The recent past has demonstrated that GEOINT unquestionably delivers unique value and insights to both traditional and non-traditional consumers in the public, private, and academic sectors. I look forward to working with the Foundation to develop and deliver programming that advances the GEOINT discipline, technology, and understanding. I am thrilled to be joining the amazing staff at USGIF and engaging with the Foundation’s members in this new capacity,” said Monaco.

A 30-year veteran of the intelligence community and Department of Defense, Monaco most recently served as the Chief Ventures Officer (CVO) at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA).  She brings a breadth of experience from prior service in human intelligence, program and financial management, customer experience and corporate communications at NGA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Office of Naval Intelligence.  As CVO, Monaco has been an advocate and transformational leader in partnerships between the federal government, industry, and academia.

“We are excited to welcome Christy to our team. She brings a unique combination of experience, energy and GEOINT expertise which will serve the community and the foundation extremely well,” said Ronda Schrenk, CEO, USGIF.

Monaco holds a B.A. in Russian and English from Vanderbilt University, an M.I.M. in International Commerce from the University of Maryland, University College, and an M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University.