Kevin Petty, an AMS Member, is Chief Science Officer for Vaisala Inc. He is based at Vaisala's Boulder Operations in Louisville, Colorado. Dr. Petty is responsible for helping to define Vaisala's research and development strategy, setting technology research priorities, leading a team of scientists and engineers, and supporting global product development efforts. Dr. Petty is a recognized expert in the field of transportation weather. He has held previous positions as a Project Scientist and Scientific Program Manager with the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He has also served as an accident investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board. Dr. Petty has MS and PhD degrees in atmospheric science from Ohio State University and a BS degree in mathematics secondary education from Illinois College.