Michael Williams

Baton Rouge • Lafayette • Lake Charles


Proven leader and highly experienced analyst with an extensive background in GIS and location analytics, fluent with several commercial and open source business intelligence and GIS tools, adept with new and custom tools, platforms, and technologies.


GIS Specialist

State of Louisiana

Tasked with maintaining, updating, and providing quality control of the location data for Louisiana's Natural Resources and associated infrastructure within the enterprise database known as the Strategic Online Natural Resources Information System (SONRIS), I also act as the point of contact for the public, private industry, and within the Office of Conservation for mapping and GIS.

October 2016 - Present

Technical Consultant


Working with clients in a wide range of business sectors, I provide an array of services such as business development, project management, data & business analytics, mapping & GIS, web development and more.

August 2015 - Present

Technical Services Manager


Serving in this role, I was tasked with a variety of oversights that involved asset tracking and management of resources for projects across the United States as well as developing and administering mandated safety training for personnel. Additional tasks included inspecting hazardous materials on DOT transport and maintaining compliance and records for DOT drivers. A major accomplishment while serving in this position was the development of a custom ERP and project management platform that facilitated more efficient equipment and personnel usage while decreasing downtime related to mobilization and demobilization of assets.

May 2014 - July 2015

Project Manager


While working on projects across North America in this role, I was responsible for overseeing all aspects of projects worth hundreds of millions in revenue, covering hundreds of miles2 with several hundred employees and contractors for Fortune 100 companies. From data management and distribution to explosive handling, helicopter operations, holding town hall meetings in municipalities, and a vast array of others, the tasks carried out on these projects varied greatly and always presented challenges that helped grow new skills.

Sept 2011 - Feb 2014

General Manager

Realtime Surveys

Development and administration of company policies/procedures and business development were the primary functions of this role. Significant impacts and contributions while serving in this position were the implementation of a fleet management system (which increased employee safety while lowering insurance costs), expanding services to a new market while increasing profitability in our core service sector, and streamlining vendor approval processes.

June 2008 - August 2011

GIS & Survey Project Manager

Discovery Acquisition Services

Overseeing employees and contractors on topographic survey projects involved processing with rigorous analysis and QC of survey and mapping data as well as creating and distributing both hard copy and digital maps for use by hundreds of field personnel. Other responsibilities of this position included managing the project budget, employee supervision, project payroll reporting, logistics and planning for office as well as field consumables and other administrative tasks.

Nov 2005 - June 2008


Fort Hays State University

Bachelor of Science
Geoscience - GIS concentration
Minor in Management Information Systems

GPA: 3.75

August 2018 - May 2020

McNeese State University

General Studies (30hrs)

GPA: 3.92

August 2017 - August 2018

Syracuse University


Project Management, Information Studies

November 2015


My Most Used Developer Tools

  • Project/Program Management
  • ERP and Business Systems
  • KPI Management
  • Budgetary and Fiscal Oversight

Military Service

United States Marine Corps

Thirteen years in the Marine Corps Reserves with one tour of duty in Iraq and serving under commands at three different duty stations gave me the opportunity to serve alongside America's greatest men and women. During my service, I learned valuable leadership skills and how to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles through perseverance and teamwork. I continue to carry these lessons with me to meet any challenges encountered in daily life.

Awards & Recognition

  • Cum Laude, Fort Hays State University: 2020
  • Marine of the Year, Acadiana Marine Corps League: 2019
  • Knight of the Month, Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus: Sept 2019
  • Honorable Discharge, United States Marine Corps: 2008
  • Battalion Commander's Commendation, United States Marine Corps: 2005
  • Multiple other military awards for leadership and poise during combat and training