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NCEES Experience


  • Appointed to the NM Board of Licensure in January 2013
  • 2010-2012 PSC Subject Matter Expert
  • 2013 Law Enforcement Committee
  • 2014-2015 Education Committee
  • 2015 Education Committee Liaison to the Future of Surveying Taskforce


  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration
    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, NM

  • B.A. Degree in Political Science
    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Professional History and other Credentials

  • Current member, New Mexico Professional Surveyors, Mid Rio Grande Chapter
  • 2009-2014 NSPS Representative for New Mexico
  • Past member, Surveying Engineering Industrial Advisory Committee, NMSU
  • 2005-2006 President, New Mexico Professional Surveyors Educational Foundation
  • 2002-2005 Member, Surveying Engineering Industrial Advisory Committee, NMSU
  • 2000-2003, Surveying Representative, NM Professional Technical Advisory Board
  • 2000-2006, State Lobbyist, NMPS
  • 1999-2005, Co-Founder, Secretary/Treasurer, New Mexico Professional Surveyors Educational Foundation
  • 1998-2002, NMPS Representative, Association of Commerce and Industry
  •  1997-1999 President-Elect, President, Past-President, NMPS


The proper role of licensing and regulation in a free market society

This is a two-hour presentation centers around the issues coming out of the recent Supreme Court case- FTC vs. NC Board of Dental Examiners, but also addressing the issues of certification vs. licensing and the push in some states to eliminate boards of licensure for certain professions.


Glen Thurow, PS, CFedS
Mr. Thurow has been licensed since 1991 and is currently the owner of Land Links Consulting Service, a surveying and geospatial development firm in Albuquerque, NM. Prior to his current position he was vice-president for Geographic Coordinate Data Base development at Premier Geospatial, Inc. and oversaw projects in the development of the Cadastral National Spatial Data Infrastructure. Glen has also taught surveying and Geographic Information Systems courses at the Central New Mexico Community College and is a former chair of the Surveying Engineering Industrial Advisory Committee to the surveying program at New Mexico State University. He is a past-president of the New Mexico Professional Surveyors and was honored as the NM Surveyor of the Year in 2003. He served as the state lobbyist for NMPS from 2000 to 2006.  Mr. Thurow was also the NSPS governor for New Mexico from 2009 to 2014. He was one of the founding directors of the New Mexico Professional Surveyors Educational Foundation and was appointed to the New Mexico Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors in 2013. Glen currently serves on the NCEES Education Committee and is a past member of the NCEES Law Enforcement Committee. He is also developing online training materials for the NSPS Certified Survey Technician program.


NSPS strives to establish and further common interests, objectives, and political effort that would help bind the surveying profession into a unified body in the United States.

Governance: The National Society of Professional Surveyors Inc. is governed by a Board of Directors. The NSPS Board of Directors meets twice per year.   NSPS has working agreements with state surveying organizations which are represented on the NSPS Board of Directors, and with the NSPS Foundation, Inc. 

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