Curtis Sumner is the executive director of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), serving the interests of professional surveyors nationwide, and internationally. A longtime NSPS activist, he served on its Board of Governors (representing Virginia) from 1987-1994 (Chair 1993 and 1994) and progressed through the NSPS officer chairs, serving as President in 1997. Curt is an invited presenter and keynote speaker throughout the U. S., and his articles routinely appear in many national and state publications. He worked in the private sector as a licensed professional surveyor in Virginia and Maryland from 1980 through 2000, including being owner of Sumner Consulting.