Claudia Paskauskas —
Claudia Paskauskas is the GIS Manager for the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council. She brings over 20 years of IT professional experience working for private and government sectors including GIS, systems design and analysis, systems development and database administration.
At the Regional Planning Council, she is the Central Florida GIS Program Manager. CFGIS brings together around 700 professional individuals interested in the best practice of GIS. Her main functions are related to GIS integration for the 10 county area, data development, application requirements, definition and design as well as project development, production and management.
Claudia has always been active in her field serving different professional groups and supporting various important projects. She serves as the President of Florida URISA and as the Chair for the URISA Leadership Academy. At URISA national, Claudia was awarded with the Barbara Hirsch Special Service Award in 2008 and 2009.
Claudia was also responsible for managing the technical aspects of the Central Florida Regional Visioning project best known as “How Shall We Grow?” that modeled different growth scenarios for that region and had over 20,000 community participants sharing input. The HSWG project was awarded nationally for the Best Use of Technology for Planning Analysis by American Planning Association – IT Division, and at the State level for the Best Practices Award and Sustainable Partnership Award by the Council for Sustainable Florida.
Ms. Paskauskas has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a master in Human Resources with emphasis in Quality Control Procedures. She is also a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), a GIS Professional (GISP), 6 Sigma Green Belt, and a Certified Project Manager Professional (PMP).