Monday, March 15, 2010

2010 Team: Joe Francica

Joe Francica

Brief Biography

Mr. Francica is the editor-in-chief and vice-publisher of Directions Media, and serves as the chief operating officer for the company’s day to day operations. He has been a geospatial technology professional for over 30 years, has authored over 250 articles and is sought by professional organizations and the national media for his insights on geospatial technology. In addition, he is the conference chairman for two events: the Location Intelligence Conference the Rocket City Geospatial Conference. Personally, Mr. Francica received his Bachelors Degree from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, New Jersey) in Geology in 1978, followed by a Master's Degree in Earth Science from Dartmouth College (Hanover, New Hampshire) in 1980, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas) in 1989.

Short Term Goals

Excel as a nationally ranked grand masters runner.

Long Term Goals

Maintain a competitive presence in the long distance running of Huntsville.

Personal Records
  • 1 Mi - 4:49 at Trolley Mile, Dallas TX on 06/07/87 at age 31
  • 2 Mi - 10:49 at Winter Winds on 02/06/90 at age 33
  • 5 km - 16:18 at Bachman Lake 5K, Dallas TX on 10/31/87 at age 31
  • 4 Mi - 22:23 at Winter Winds on 02/06/90 at age 33
  • 8 km - 27:12 at Plano Balloonfest 8K, Plano TX on 09/28/85 at age 29
  • 5 Mi - 27:12 at Summer Sizzler 5M, Trenton NJ on 08/30/87 at age 31
  • 10 km - 33:34 at Turtle Creek 10K, Dallas, TX on 10/08/88 at age 32
  • 15 km - 53:53 at Plano Pacer's 15K, Plano, TX on 03/26/88 at age 32
  • 13.1 Mi - 1:14:43 at Dallas White Rock 1/2 Marathon on 11/05/88 at age 32
  • 26.2 Mi - 2:48:40 at Rocket City Marathon on 12/08/90 at age 34

I volunteer at HTC functions and maintain other civic associations such as being an assitant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 340 (Huntsville, AL); as a liturgical minister for Good Shepherd Catholic Church; as a loyal supporter of the Grissom High School Marching Band.