Airport GIS Program Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics
Published in Midwest Flyer – Oct/Nov 2016
Brenda Hanson is the new Airports Geographic Information Systems (AGIS) Program Manager with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA). Brenda is responsible for the development and administration of the BOA’s AGIS program. One goal of the program is to create and maintain products that will aid in statewide airport system analysis and maintenance needs. The AGIS data and applications are used by BOA staff, as well as airport managers and consultants to enhance strategic airport planning processes.
Brenda earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography with an emphasis in GIS from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2003. Prior to joining WisDOT, she spent almost a decade developing her GIS skill set at CoreLogic, a large property information solutions company. At CoreLogic, Brenda was GIS Manager and responsible for a team of GIS analysts who developed and maintained nationwide natural hazard and risk datasets, as well as nationwide taxing jurisdiction data.
Brenda holds a private pilot certificate and her love for GIS and aviation played a major role in her decision to join the BOA. Off hours, Brenda enjoys spending time with her family outdoors and working out at a local CrossFit gym.