He will concurrently serve as a senior program manager based in Dewberry's Fairfax, Va., office and brings more than three decades of business development and program management experience in the spatial domain, the company said Tuesday.
Safran worked at BAE Systems Inc. as manager of geospatial solutions from 2010 to 2018 and business development lead from 2001 to 2010.
Prior to BAE, he was the chief operating officer at aerial imaging and mapping services provider HJW Geospatial. He is a member of various industry trade groups such as the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation and the National States Geographic Information Council.
Dewberry also named Mike Sutherland, formerly an associate scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research and Environmental Sciences, as a senior geospatial analyst.
He will be based in Denver and oversee the quality of lidar projects, staff training in the coastal and topobathymetric domain, and development of an information processing workflow.
Alvan Karlin, a former senior GIS scientist at the Southwest Florida Water Management District, has been appointed to work in Dewberry's Tampa, Fla., office as a senior GIS professional.
The two-decade geospatial and remote sensing industry veteran has authored multiple research articles and also teaches biology at University of Tampa.