Stephen B. (Steve) Bennett, J.D.

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Steve Bennett, an AMS Member, is a founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of EarthRisk Technologies, 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.


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