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Duane Holt

Duane Holt is a Colorado native who has been working in the electric utility mapping arena for 30 years.  He has been with Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA) for the last 23 years.  Duane is the GIS Director for IREA and manages a team of 6 GIS analysts for the utility.  The earlier days at IREA were spent creating paper maps from CAD.  In 2006, The Association migrated from a CAD based system to an ESRI GIS system.  The GIS system expanded to include facility design in 2011 and has now become a key central information system for the utility involving projects from Engineering to Operations and Finance.  Duane received a Master of Science degree in GIS from the University of Denver in 2008 and has been a certified GIS Professional since 2009.  

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