“I’ve stayed with GeoDecisions for more than 35 years for three main reasons. The work is rewarding and meaningful, GeoDecisions has always been a technology leader, and there is consistency in leadership and continued growth.”
There is more to Dave Gilbert, GISP, than meets the eye. When he accepted a position in 1986 as an analyst focused on environmental projects with then venture technology firm GeoDecisions, now a division of Gannett Fleming, he never would have guessed it would lead to a more-than-35-year, fulfilling career.
As the firm grew and transformed over the years, supporting state and local governments with asset management emerged as one focus area. Today, Dave serves as a senior project manager and data analyst with a passion for GIS, motivating him daily to help clients leverage the power of spatial data.
As we asked Dave a few questions, he enjoyed a walk down memory lane. Get to know him here:
The work is rewarding and meaningful, GeoDecisions has always been a technology leader, and there is consistency in leadership and continued growth.
Working for a company where you are valued and heard makes a big difference. I’ve seen firsthand how collaboration and innovation contribute to our success.
It’s interesting to look back and reflect on how things have changed over the years, such as:
- The use of electronic timesheets. When I started, we used snail mail, and everything was paper-based.
- Everyone has their own email address. We used to think we only needed one account per office.
- The use of Microsoft and Windows. We initially used DOS, for those who know what that is. I did my first presentation with a slide projector after taking pictures of my computer screen, so PowerPoint was like magic when it first came out.