Mr. Riblett has twenty years of experience in economic development and the use of geographic information systems in the economic development arena. At GIS Planning, he is accelerating the adoption of GIS Planning’s technology into the economic development marketplace. Mr. Riblett has spoken about the value of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in economic development at major national conferences such as the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, and ESRI.. Mr. Riblett has served as an instructor for IEDC’s professional development training course “Fundamentals of Economic Development Web Site Design & Content”. Prior to being promoted to Vice of Sales, he served as both Project Manager and Director of Sales at GIS Planning. Before joining GIS Planning, Mr. Riblett was an Economic Development Specialist with the City of Tucson’s Office of Economic Development. During his seven years with the City, Mr. Riblett’s responsibilities included the administration of Foreign-Trade Zone #174, the successful relocation of USA Baseball to Tucson, and the project management of Tucson’s Commercial Property Online, which won the first IEDC Internet Award. He co-authored the City of Tucson’s Economic Development Strategy and Integration Plan. Mr. Riblett graduated from the University of Arizona where he received his B.A. in Economics with a Minor in Communications. In his spare time he enjoys golf, softball and coaching his children in various sports.