Jim Anderson is the Vice President of Global Network and Business Development at Earth Networks in Germantown, Maryland. He is focused on the international expansion of the company and meeting the weather and environmental monitoring needs for a number of vertical market stakeholders, including government agencies, agriculture, energy and transportation. Mr. Anderson joined the company in 2002 and led the launch business efforts in the energy, public safety, federal government and commercial verticals. Previously, Mr. Anderson was a principle consultant at American Management Systems, where he helped launch the energy and utilities practice. Prior to that, he conducted economic and public policy research in the agriculture and environmental sectors. Mr. Anderson has an MBA degree from Georgetown University, an MS degree in environmental economics and policy from the University of Maine, and a BS degree in biology and economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.