Fred Carr, an AMS Member, and a Fellow of the AMS, is a Professor of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. From 1996 until July 2010, he served as the Director of the School of Meteorology. He has a PhD degree meteorology (1977) from Florida State University, followed by a post-doctoral appointment at SUNY-Albany. His research interests include synoptic, tropical and mesoscale meteorology, numerical weather prediction and data assimilation, and the use of new observing systems in diagnostic and numerical weather prediction studies. Dr. Carr has held visiting scientist positions at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and NOAA's Forecast Systems Laboratory. He has served as the associate director of the Center for the Analysis and Prediction of Storms at the University of Oklahoma and also as an associate director of Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere, an NSF Engineering Research Center. Dr. Carr has served as a member of the AMS Council, chair of the AMS Board on Higher Education, and he has also served as an editor of the Monthly Weather Review. Dr. Carr was chair of the first COMET Advisory Panel and was named one of the 10 Founders of COMET. In addition, he has served on the NSF Committee of Visitors to evaluate ATM, the UCAR Nominating Committee (as chair), the North American Observing Systems committee, and NOAA External Review Panels of the Forecast Systems Laboratory and the Mesoscale Development Laboratory, and was co-organizer of USWRP Workshops on Data Assimilation and Mesoscale Observing Systems. He served on the National Research Council committee that authored the report "Observing Weather and Climate from the Ground Up: A Nationwide Network of Networks". He currently serves on the UCAR Board of Trustees. He recently co-chaired a major review of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, and now co-chairs the new UCAR Community Advisory Committee for NCEP.