an AMS Member,
is a founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of
a technology and professional services company focused on decision support
software that links weather and climate data to business management.
He is also the (outgoing)
Director of Business Development
and the Executive Director of the Scripps Partnership for Hazards and Environmental
Applied Research (SPHEAR) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a part of
the University of California at San Diego.
While at Scripps, Dr. Bennett forged relationships linking earth systems research
to energy, insurance, and financial firms.
He developed corporate partnerships to become a new channel for Scripps research.
He was also instrumental in forging a university/corporate partnership with $25-million
invested in a new global environmental monitoring network.
Dr. Bennett has been a meteorologist since 1995, forecasting the weather and applying
weather research for financial investing and media applications.
Prior to joining Scripps, he served six years at Citadel Investment Group in Chicago.
He was asked to join Citadel as part of a seven person team that built and launched
Citadel's Global Energy Trading business.
He worked in multiple roles from quantitative research (supply/demand fundamentals),
to managing Citadel's Weather Research desk, to his final position as Citadel's Director
of Reinsurance Research.
Previously, he had spent nearly two years at the Enron Corporation in the research
division supporting natural gas trading.
Dr. Bennett spent the first half of his career working for a variety of consulting
companies and media outlets including The Weather Channel, WeatherData Inc.
and Weather Services Corporation.
He completed his undergraduate meteorology degree in 1995 from the University of
South Alabama and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the John Marshall Law
School in 2008. He is currently the chairman of the American Meteorological Society's Energy Committee, within the AMS Board for Enterprise and Economic Development, which is
part of the AMS Commission on the Weather and Climate Enterprise.