Open Geospatial Consortium Announces Christy Monaco as New COO
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Open Geospatial Consortium Announces Christy Monaco as New COO

ARLINGTON, Va. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 8, 2024 — The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has announced that Ms. Christy Monaco will join OGC’s senior leadership as the Consortium’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) on 1 September, 2024.

Ms. Monaco brings to OGC a deep understanding of the geospatial industry, including historical and current trends, gained from her experience leading operations, technological transformation, organizational change, and resource management in the government and non-profit sectors of the geospatial and intelligence communities.

“I am thrilled to be joining Peter and the amazing team at OGC,” commented Ms. Monaco. “For 30 years, OGC has brought together the geospatial community to ensure interoperability of data and technology during a period of tremendous growth and change. In our increasingly interconnected world, new opportunities abound for OGC, its partners, and stakeholders to address rapidly evolving global challenges and drive innovation. I'm truly excited to take on this new role as we shape the future of geospatial technology together.”

As OGC’s COO, Ms. Monaco will use her experience with federal agencies, partnership-building, event management, and member success to help grow and shape the Consortium as it looks to its next chapter and works with new and established partners and stakeholders to bring accelerated, practical, and implementable solutions to the world of geospatial.

“We are very excited to have Christy join our executive team,” commented Mr. Peter Rabley, OGC CEO. “Christy will work with us to enhance and grow the support and value that OGC provides to our members through our Policy & Advocacy, Innovation, and Standards.”

Before her appointment at OGC, Ms. Monaco was the Vice President of Programs at the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), where she led content development for the Foundation’s events and programs, including the Foundation’s annual GEOINT Symposium. Ms. Monaco also oversaw the Foundation’s education & professional development initiatives and marketing & communication activities.

About Christy Monaco

Ms. Christy Monaco starts as the Chief Operating Officer at the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), on September 1, 2024. Ms. Monaco has served in the U.S. Intelligence Community for over 30 years, holding positions with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). A government executive for over half of her federal career, in 2022 she was recognized by President Biden as a Meritorious Executive in the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service for her contributions at NGA. Christy currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia.

About OGC

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is a membership organization dedicated to using the power of geography and technology to solve problems faced by people and the planet. OGC unlocks value and opportunity for its members through Standards, Innovation, and Policy & Advocacy. Our membership represents a diverse and active global community drawn from government, industry, academia, international development agencies, research & scientific organizations, civil society, and advocates.

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Simon Chester