Kari J. Craun
Immediate Past President
U.S. Geological Survey
National Geospatial Technical Operations Center
1400 Independence Rd
Rolla, MO 65401
Kari Craun is the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC). This Center performs a wide range of functions in support of maintaining a seamless, current, nationally consistent cover- age of base geospatial data for the United States.
The Center also develops a wide range of digital and graphic products, including U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps and The National Atlas digital and graphic products. The Center manages several broadly scoped contract mechanisms for acquisition of geospatial products and services through the commercial sector.
Prior to coming into her current position, Ms. Craun was Chief of the USGS Central Region Part- nership Office. There she was responsible for development of partnerships with other federal, state, and local governments, as well as with the private and academic sectors, for furthering the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure. She had previously worked in other positions with the USGS in both Rolla, Missouri, as Chief of the Mid-Continent Mapping Center, and in Reston, Virgina. Before joining the USGS in 1988, she was with the Defense Mapping Agency in San Antonio, Texas, and Brookmont, Maryland.
Ms. Craun is a Past-President of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). She received a B.S. degree in Geology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1984 and an M.S. degree in Photogrammetry from Purdue University in 1987. She is currently pursing a Master of Science degree in Geospatial Infor- mation Science through Northwest Missouri State University. Ms. Craun resides in Rolla, Missouri, with her husband, Jeff, and two daughters, Zoey and Natalie.