New Ayres Program Manager Named as WROC 2020 Takes Shape

  • By Ayres
  • October 2, 2017

The Wisconsin Regional Orthoimagery Consortium (WROC) is actively planning for its 2020 program cycle and recently named Zach Nienow, GISP, as the program manager representing Ayres Associates.

Since joining the firm in 2011, Nienow has been the project coordinator for WROC. Nienow has over 13 years of experience as a project manager in the geospatial and remote sensing sciences. He is a certified geographic information system professional and is an active member of the Wisconsin Land Information Association’s Board of Directors.

Nienow will work alongside longtime program manager Andy Faust, GISP, of the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (NCWRPC). Together, Nienow and Faust will oversee the consortium. They will work together to strengthen WROC membership, attract partnerships, and bring economical products and services to the land information community of Wisconsin.

The consortium is stronger today than ever following the successes of the 2010 and 2015 programs – and momentum is rapidly building for the 2020 cycle.

“We’re excited about the participation level from our members and partners and encouraged by the continued support we’ve received from our peers within the land information community,” Nienow said. “It’s truly an honor to be a part of the team facilitating WROC’s grassroots approach to orthoimagery data acquisition.”

Adam Derringer, GISP, WROC project manager with Ayres Associates, will continue to work closely with the program managers and participants. Derringer has more than 16 years of experience in GIS and geospatial technologies. He is the current chairman of the Wisconsin Land Information Council and past president of the Wisconsin Land Information Association.

A WROC 2020 kickoff webinar took place September 20. Additional information, including the slides from that presentation, are available at There is still ample time to get involved; contact a WROC representative to discuss your interest.


For more information about WROC, please contact Andy Faust, GISP, of the North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission at or 715.849.5510; or Zach Nienow, GISP, of Ayres Associates at or 608.443.1207.