John L (Jack) Hayes, PhD

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Jack Hayes, an AMS Member, and a Fellow of the AMS, is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Assistant Administrator for Weather Services, as well as Director of NOAA's National Weather Service. Dr. Hayes is responsible for an integrated weather services program, supporting the delivery of a variety of weather, water, and climate services to government, industry, and the general public, including the preparation and delivery of weather warnings and predictions, and the exchange of data products and forecasts with international organizations. Dr. Hayes returned to the NWS in 2007 after serving as the Director of the World Weather Watch Department at the World Meteorological Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations located in Geneva, Switzerland. There he was responsible for global weather observing, weather data exchange telecommunications, and weather data processing and forecasting systems. Before joining the WMO, Dr. Hayes served in several senior executive positions at NOAA. As the Deputy Assistant Administrator for NOAA Research, he was responsible for the management of research programs. As Deputy Assistant Administrator of the National Ocean Service, he was the chief operating officer dealing with a multitude of ocean and coastal challenges, including the NOS response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster in August 2005. As Director of the Office of Science and Technology for the NWS, Dr. Hayes had oversight of the infusion of new science and technology essential to weather service operations. Dr. Hayes was also an executive in the private sector and the military. He was general manager of the Automated Weather Interactive Processing System program at Litton-PRC from 1998 through 2000. AWIPS is the interactive computer system used by all weather service forecasters. Between 1970 and 1998, Dr. Hayes served in a variety of positions with the U.S. Air Force, culminating as the Commander of the Air Force Weather Agency, with the rank of Colonel. Dr. Hayes has PhD and MS degrees in meteorology from the Naval Post Graduate School. He also has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Bowling Green State University. Dr. Hayes and his wife, Sharon, have three grown children.

My 2011 AMS Summer Community Meeting Presentation (.pdf)
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My 2010 AMS Summer Community Meeting Presentation (.pdf)
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