Ed O'Lenic, an AMS Member, is Chief of the Operations Branch of the Climate Prediction Center in Camp Springs, Maryland. CPC is a part of NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction. Mr O'Lenic is responsible for the National Weather Service's operational climate forecasts, for the Joint Agricultural Weather Facility, for directed research to innovate and improve forecast products and for outreach to climate services user groups. He has lectured on long range forecasting at many venues around the world. He has published papers on a wide variety of scientific problems during his career, including sea ice movement prediction, atmospheric modeling, tropical disturbances, predictability, statistical prediction methods, forecast performance and developing new forecast methods and products, including NWS' official US Hazards Assessment, and forecast methods for 6-10 days, week-2, 1-month, and 3-months. Mr O'Lenic is the recipient of the Department of Commerce Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals. Since 2008 he has been Chair of the Committee on Climate Services, and a member of the AMS Board on Enterprise Communication, within the AMS Commission on the Weather and Climate Enterprise. In the past he has served as member of the AMS Committee on Climate Variability and Change. Mr. O'Lenic has BS (1972) and MS (1976) degrees in meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a native of North Charleroi, Pennsylvania.