Ryan Miller, GISP

Manager, GIS

With nearly 15 years of experience, Ryan is an accomplished Geographic Information Systems (GIS) professional. When he joined Wightman in 2013, he was the first member of the GIS team, essentially creating the department. Since then, under his leadership, the department has grown to a staff of five, all of whom work with clients to acquire, analyze, manage, and interpret spatial datasets. As GIS manager, Ryan is responsible for business development, staff development and project management within the department. He is passionate about educating clients and growing the use of GIS to drive better decision making with geospatial data.

Areas of Focus

  • Project management
  • Database design
  • Spatial analysis
  • ArcGIS online implementation
  • Data acquisition & conversion
  • Aerial photo interpretation
  • Professional map layout
  • Supplemental GIS training
  • Professional presentation
  • Grant administration



B.S. Geography (GIS)
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

M.A. Geography (GIS)
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Professional Training & Registrations

  • Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP)
  • URISA GIS Leadership Academy Graduate
  • Southwest Michigan First - First 50
  • Southwest Michigan First - Managing from the Middle
  • PSMJ - Project Management Bootcamp


American Council for Engineering Companies (ACEC-MI) Surveying Merit Award-Rose Park Veterans Memorial

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)
  • Michigan Communities Association of Mapping Professionals (MiCAMP)
  • Improving Michigan's Access to Geographic Information Networks (IMAGIN)

Personal Note

Ryan is an avid golfer and regularly competes in local amateur tournaments.  

Ryan Miller GIS Wightman Kalamazoo

Contact Ryan Miller

Office: 269.487.9658 Cell: 269.599.4587

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