The New York State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) today announced the appointment of Elisabetta “Lis” DeGironimo, GISP, to the position of Geographic Information Officer (GIO) where she will lead its nationally recognized Geospatial Services Office. Ms. DeGironimo joined ITS in 2022 as the office’s Director and has played a critical role in the evolution and expansion of the office within the agency’s overall Chief Data Office.
The ITS Geospatial Services Office was instrumental in the State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, generating the first COVID maps in the nation, which helped identify underserved and at-risk communities, and small businesses eligible for economic relief. The Office also provides searchable tools to locate and view information on NYS certified business enterprises, NYS bike routes, traffic data, posted bridges and material suppliers.
New York State Chief Information Officer Dru Rai said, “We are pleased to have Lis DeGironimo leading our Geospatial Services team and using her talent and experience to provide exceptional value to the Chief Data Office and ITS, as well as the businesses, taxpayers, and residents of New York State.”
Prior to joining ITS, DeGironimo served as Watershed and GIS Coordinator for the Mohawk Valley Water Authority (MVWA) in Utica, NY. She also held titles of GIS Program Manager and Software Development Manager in the private sector.
DeGironimo has over 30 years’ professional experience and has worked on GIS projects domestically and internationally in Venezuela, Egypt, El Salvador, Mexico, and Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a Master of Science degree in Natural Resources Management, both from SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University.
She also serves as the Executive Director of the NYS Geospatial Advisory Council, is a board member of the GIS Certification Institute, represents NYS on the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC), and is an adjunct instructor at SUNY Polytechnic in Utica. During her career, she has served as the national chairperson of the ESRI Water/Wastewater/Stormwater GIS Users Group; was an elected director of the NYS GIS Association, an ESRI authorized instructor, and a co-chair of the NYS Geospatial Summit organizing committee.
Ms. DeGironimo resides in southern Herkimer County with her husband Michael and has two adult children.
About New York State Geospatial Services:
NYS ITS Geospatial Services disseminates information about New York's Statewide GIS Coordination Program and provides access to New York State GIS Data Resources. The office provides statewide framework data layers (streets, addresses, orthoimagery, elevation, boundaries), and works with other agencies and user groups to increase access to data and information."