Brian Bell, an AMS Member, is Vice President of Innovation for Global Science & Technology in Fairmont, West Virginia. Prior to to his current prosition, he was Vice President of Operations and General Manager of Global Science and Technology's West Virginia Division, where he oversaw the $200 million NOAA Comprehensive Large Data-array Stewardship System contract and GST's commercial Weather Group. As VP of Innovation, Mr. Bell cofounded GST's Innovation Lab and directed its activities toward developing mesoscale and microscale environmental observation networks. Mr. Bell is the visionary behind GST's efforts related to mobile (vehicle-based) observation networks; leads the company's efforts on the NOAA-NWS Mobile Platform Environmental Data System and the National Mesonet Program Expansion; and provides leaderships to the United States Mesonet Consortium. Mr. Bell continues to pursue creating unique observation networks by merging environmental micro-sensing systems with telematics to create novel micronets and "wearable" sensors. His areas of expertise include: earth science data systems, innovation, commercialization, hybrid business organizations, and monetization strategies for observation data. Mr. Bell has over 25 years of career experience in high technology, has been involved in several start-up companies, developed new products, and has been instrumental in many initiatives that resulted in new and exciting entrepreneurial and business opportunities. Mr. Bell has an MA degree in GIS and remote sensing from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a BA degree in geography and environmental science from the State University of New York at Geneseo. He currently serves on: the Steering Committee of AMS Commission on the Weather and Climate Enterprise, the Board on Data Stewardship of the AMS Scientific and Technological Activities Commission, and the West Virginia Science and Research Council—appointed by Governor Earl Ray Tomlin.