Jason Winner, PLA, GISP

Geospatial and Compatible Land Use Program Lead

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Mr. Winner provides leadership for integrated solutions in science, land use planning, land and marine conservation, ecosystem services, landscape architecture, and geodesign. He leads geospatial and compatible land use programs at Marstel-Day, leveraging technology solutions and performing rigorous analyses to support client missions, protect critical resources, and promote smart growth. Mr. Winner has 20 years of professional experience and serves as a senior project manager or subject matter expert for GIS, landscape architecture, green infrastructure, land use planning, climate change adaptation, sustainability planning, community resilience, and strategic conservation.

Mr. Winner is an experienced facilitator that has led efforts to develop diverse partnerships that have successfully garnered significant funding for conservation, including collaborations among the Department of Defense, nongovernmental organizations, and private interests. He has experience promoting market-driven conservation incentive programs to protect the vitality of private farms, forests, and seascapes. Mr. Winner works extensively with planning agencies to promote land use solutions that effectively balance competing demands among diverse stakeholders, and he has experience as primary author for community planning tools and policies.

Prior to joining Marstel-Day, Mr. Winner gained broad experience in leadership positions in consulting, for a public agency, and for a nonprofit land conservation organization. His analysis of coastal resilience in the Hudson River estuary has been extensively used for community planning efforts and is highlighted as a conservation case study by the Land Trust Alliance. His analytical work on foodshed conservation planning has been implemented into policy in the state of New York with significant allocation of funding for conservation action. Mr. Winner has developed customized GIS applications for land use planning, real estate, and asset management. He has extensive experience leading projects to implement smart growth initiatives and sustainable development solutions that protect critical resources.

Mr. Winner holds a BS in landscape architecture from the University of Kentucky. He completed significant graduate-level coursework in urban planning and GIS at the University of Florida. He holds an MBA with a specialization in management information systems from Wilmington University. Mr. Winner is a professional landscape architect (PLA), certified GIS Professional (GISP), and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-accredited professional. He is experienced as an adjunct professor in GIS and remote sensing at multiple universities, and currently serves on the executive board of the Society for Conservation GIS.