Wiser Company, LLC (Wiser) announced that Steven Fones has joined the company as the GEOINT Production Division Manager.
Based out of the St. Louis, MO office, Fones will lead Wiser’s GEOINT Production and take on the responsibilities of managing the activities of the Division. Fones will oversee the planning and execution of the programs, monitor the operations to ensure they are meeting the production goals and objectives of the Division, and ensure the policies and procedures are followed. In addition, Fones’ responsibility will be to guarantee the Division is meeting the financial goals and the overall financial well-being of the Division. Mr. Fones will also support Business Development and other Divisions as needed.
Fones joins Wiser after 6 years of serving as the Site Manager and as the Global Geospatial Intelligence Feature Data Program Manager at Northrop Grumman (previously 3001, Inc). Along with supporting the GGI Feature Data program, Mr. Fones also supported several State and Federal programs providing Project Management and oversight.
He brings over 23 years of geospatial experience in the field of photogrammetry, orthophotography, planimetric data collection, geospatial intelligence programs, remote sensing, and GIS and project/program management.
Fones’ other professional experience includes over 10 years of military service with the U.S. Army as a Terrain (Geospatial) analyst serving in various joint service roles within the U.S., Intelligence, and Engineer communities. His post-military career includes work with a number of nationwide aerial survey companies; supporting numerous local, state, and federal GIS and mapping initiatives. Fones attended Cappella University and the Defense Mapping School.