The Board of Directors of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Timothy W. Burch, PLS, as its new Executive Director. Mr. Burch is the current President-Elect of NSPS and is a Professional Land Surveyor licensed in the States of Illinois and Wisconsin. Tim has been involved with the organization for more than 20 years as Secretary of the Board of Governors as well as the Board of Directors, NSPS Vice President, a member of the Certified Survey Technician Board, Joint Government Affairs, and ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey committees. Along with content contributor for NSPS social media, he is creator and producer of the NSPS podcast “Surveyor Says!” and a contributing writer to the NSPS newsletter “News and Views.”
Tim has been involved with the land surveying profession for more than 30 years and has represented NSPS at numerous functions and conferences. He has provided testimony on behalf of the profession at both the State and Federal levels as well as having established a partnership with “Get Kids into Surveying.” Tim is currently the Chair of the FIG Working Group 1.1 (Professional Ethics) and is Chair-Elect for FIG Commission 1 (Professional Standards). He is also a contributing editor for the GPS World Magazine “Survey Scene” column.
Mr. Burch will succeed Mr. Curt Sumner, who has been the Executive Director for the past 23 years, on January 3, 2022.