Andrew Dearing

Board Member

Andrew "Andy" Dearing is the Interim President of Planet Federal, a subsidiary of Planet Labs. Planet Labs is the leader of satellite companies striving to make global change visible, accessible, and actionable by using the largest fleet of satellites to fulfill its mission to image the entire Earth daily. Andy leads the federal subsidiary, whose mission is to support and enable Planet’s US Government customer base. Andy served as the CEO of Boundless Spatial for over 3 years, where he led the startup’s explosive growth of open source geospatial software and services.

Andy received his Bachelor of Science in Aviation Science and Aviation Management from Saint Louis University, and Master of Business Administration degree from Maryville University. Andy serves as a co-chair for the USGIF St. Louis Area Working Group (SLAWG) and is a member of the GeoSLU Advisory Board. He lives in the St. Louis area with his wife and four kids, where he enjoys hiking, fishing, and being a novice woodworker.