Steve Leyton, an AMS Member, and an AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist, is a meteorologist with Duke Energy Corporation in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the lead weather forecaster for the Carolinas' regulated portfolio optimization trading floor and also supports many other business units within the company, including wind generation and power delivery. Prior to joining Duke Energy, he was a research meteorologist at the University of Oklahoma's Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms, where his primary interests were statistical modeling and the economic impacts of weather. Mr. Leyton has B.S. and M.S. degrees in meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University and an M.A. degree in applied economics from University of Oklahoma.