Author: John M. Palatiello

John M. Palatiello

John Palatiello is Executive Director of the Maryland Society of Surveyors (MSS) and Virginia Association of Surveyors (VAS), and Vice President Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies, a public affairs consulting firm based in Fairfax, VA, providing government relations, public relations, association management, strategic planning, event planning, and management and marketing consulting services to private firms, associations, and government agencies. He is also national government affairs consultant to the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). He has more with 30 years of experience working in the architecture and engineering; geospatial, mapping and GIS; information technology; construction; transportation and infrastructure, and land use sectors. This article is an edited version of what first appeared in the MSS and VAS newsletters.