Aaron Kelley is the president of UpSlope Advisors (an 8(A) Professional engineering services company), a founder of GeoDapt (A Geospatial consulting firm), a Geospatial Advocate, and a GOVCON small business crusader. For nearly two decades, Aaron has supported the Department of Defense providing mission-critical INtelligence support and solutions.
Aaron is a Certified GEOINT Professional, PMP, and Product manager. He is an active member of multiple geospatial and GOVCON boards and organizations such as:
Ø Geospatial: Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), FedGeoDay, and the Open Street Map (OSM) US Government Committee
Ø GOVCON: Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce (NVBCC), Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC), Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF), Capital Business Development Association (CBDA), and Arlington Chamber of Commerce
He is the co-chair of the newly established USGIF Diversity and Inclusive working group. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences and events spanning industry, defense, and intelligence circles.
Aaron is a proud graduate of Morgan State University (Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering) and Michigan State University (Master of Science, Electrical Engineering).
When Aaron is off-the-clock, Aaron is a loving & devoted husband and father of two (Naomi and Miles). Also, he is a seasoned triathlete/Ironman and obstacle course competitor.