Joel N Myers, FAMS, PhD

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Joel N Myers
AccuWeather, Inc.
385 Science Park Road
State College PA 16803

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Joel Myers (1, 2, 3), an AMS Member, a holder of the AMS Radio and Television Seals of Approval, a Fellow of the AMS, and a past member of the AMS Enterprise Commission Steering Committee, is the Founder, Chairman, and President of AccuWeather, Inc. in State College, Pennsylvania. Dr. Myers is also an individual member of the American Weather and Climate Industry Association. As a graduate student of meteorology at Pennsylvania State University in 1962, Dr. Myers accepted his first consulting assignment to provide weather forecasting information to a Pennsylvania utility company. Thus began the fulfillment of a dream he had held since he was 11 years old, to help industry and consumers by providing weather forecasts and information of value with his own weather company. Since that time, Dr. Myers has gone on to build the world's leading commercial weather service. Today, AccuWeather and are well respected names in weather forecasting, a brand recognized by nearly every American. Dr. Myers has authored more than 75 articles and papers on a wide range of technical and business subjects and has given hundreds of speeches and presentations. He has appeared on the ABC Nightly News and Larry King Live, and has been quoted in Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report, National Geographic, The Economist, USA Today, Reader's Digest, Forbes, and more than 500 other magazines and newspapers. He is considered the nation's most respected source on the business of meteorology and how it affects industry and consumers. He was dubbed the most accurate man in weather by The New York Times. Dr. Myers was recognized by Entrepreneur (magazine)'s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs as one of the 528 greatest entrepreneurs in American history, along with historical figures such as Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Walt Disney, and contemporaries Bill Gates, Ted Turner, and Donald Trump. He is one of only 40 thus honored born after the start of World War II. Dr. Myers is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters's Hall of Fame. Dr. Myers continues his lifelong interest in education as a trustee of The Pennsylvania State University, a post which he has held since 1981, having been elected by alumni for eight 3-year terms. He works from AccuWeather's global headquarters in State College, PA.

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