Bruce Bailey, an AMS Member, and an AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist, is President and Chief Executive Officer of AWS Truepower in Albany, New York. AWS Truepower is one of the world's leading meteorological and engineering consulting firms serving the renewable energy industry. Dr. Bailey has been active in wind energy since 1980 and has degrees in meteorology and engineering management. He is one of the world's leading authorities on wind and solar energy applications. Dr. Bailey has been project director for hundreds of contracts in the areas of renewable energy technology applications, resource assessment, meteorology, offshore development, and air quality on behalf of utility, government, and industrial clients. He is widely published and frequently gives presentations at domestic and international conferences. He has acted as Program Chair for numerous industry conferences, was a U.S. Department of Energy Wind Program Reviewer for several years, and has been a thesis mentor and guest instructor for several universities. Before forming AWS Truepower in 1986, Dr. Bailey was a tenured research associate with the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center at SUNY Albany, which is where he was first introduced to the meteorological aspects of renewable energy. He currently leads a staff of over 100 professionals with offices in the U.S., Europe and India. One of Dr. Bailey's specialty areas is offshore wind energy project siting and assessment. He works with utilities, government agencies, and private developers on offshore project planning in North America, Europe and Asia. This planning includes siting evaluations, wind/wave measurements and modeling, remote sensing, energy production forecasting, project layout design, and wind turbine technology assessment. He has also led the mapping of the offshore wind resources of the U.S. on behalf of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and many coastal states. Dr. Bailey is the founder of the American Wind Energy Association's Offshore Wind Working Group and is a co-author of the 2005 DOE report A Framework for Offshore Wind Energy Development in the United States. He serves as the Co-chair of the Offshore Wind Energy committee for the American Meteorological Society. He also chairs the User Council and Offshore Energy Committee for the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association.