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Meet the team behind Taylor Geospatial Engine.

Jennifer Marcus

Jennifer Marcus

Executive Director

Jen is thrilled to be the inaugural Director of the Taylor Geospatial Engine. Before starting the Taylor Geospatial Engine, Jen spent six years building and leading the US Federal Government business as a Vice President at Planet Labs. Prior to Planet, she built and grew the US Federal Government practice at an open-source geospatial software company for four years; managed geospatial R&D investments for a large defense contractor for over a decade; and was a technical consultant at esri. Jen loves contributing at the intersection of emerging technology and company strategy and seeing their impact on the industry.

Contact: jen@tgengine.org

FOUNDING BOARD MEMBERS

Robert Cardillo

Robert Cardillo

Chairman

Robert was the sixth Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency from 2014 through 2019. Prior to NGA, he served as the first Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Intelligence Integration at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Robert is currently Chairman of the Board for the United States Geospatial-Intelligence Foundation and Planet Federal. He also serves as a Member of the Board of Advisors for a number of companies in the geospatial industry.

Jason Thein

Jason Thein

Treasurer

Jason spent over 25 years in private practice, including 20+ years as a partner at Thompson Coburn LLP. While there, he began working on a project for the St. Louis-based Taylor family to bring a Major League Soccer team to St. Louis. The MLS awarded its 29th team to St. Louis in 2019. Jason left the firm to work full-time for the family and currently spends most of his time as St. Louis CITY SC’s Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. He also represents family entities on a variety of matters, including regional economic development.

Ken Olliff

Ken Olliff

Secretary

Ken is the Vice President for Research and Partnerships at Saint Louis University and the Chairman of the Governing Council of Taylor Geospatial Institute. Ken is active in the St. Louis ecosystem with leadership roles on the boards of Cortex Innovation Community, the Saint Louis Science Center, the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Center STL, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences at Washington University, and BioSTL.

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