Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Crystal Joy Smith Named Little League® Data Warehouse and GIS Specialist

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (April 9, 2019) – Little League® International has officially announced the hiring of Crystal Joy Smith as the Data Warehouse and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist in the Information Services department.

“We are really excited to welcome Crystal to our team here at Little League International and are looking forward to the experience she can bring to our Information Services department,” said Andy Frederick, Little League Senior Director of Information Services. “Along with her extensive background as a GIS Specialist, Ms. Smith is well-versed in the execution of major events and will serve as a tremendous asset to our staff as we provide the best resources and support to all of our leagues around the world.”

Prior to joining the Little League staff, Ms. Smith served as the Chief Administrative Officer of the Borough of Mansfield (Pa.) where she was responsible for setting the direction and delivering results in the borough’s municipal departments. In addition to her experience working for the Borough, Ms. Smith also spent more than five years as an Emergency Management Specialist for FEMA Region 2 Mitigation in New York where she handled program management duties for the Floodplain Management elements of the National Flood Insurance Program while supporting the Regions Risk MAP Branch.

“I am thankful to everyone for giving me this opportunity to work at Little League and to support all of our leagues around the world,” said Ms. Smith. “I am eager to bring my high-energy, positive attitude and work ethic to the Information Services department in support of Little League and look forward to the future!”

A 2007 graduate of California University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Smith completed three Bachelor degrees: GIS and Emergency Management, Recreation and Parks Administration, and Travel and Tourism Management. In total, Ms. Smith has more than 10 years of professional experience with FEMA and has a multitude of training in her field. As a member of the DHS Leader Development Program, she had the privilege of partnering with the NYC FBI - SO17 Special Operations, Cyber Division Technical Branch, and Crisis Management Squad on various projects managing large scale events such as: US Tennis OPEN, 9/11 Anniversary Ceremonies, United National General Assembly, and USCERT Diving Exercises.

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