Warren Qualley, an AMS Member, is the Senior Weather Expert in Harris Corporation's Mission Critical Networks group. He is based in Washington, DC. Mr Qualley has over 30 years of commercial and civil meteorology experience, having previously spent 25 years at American Airlines, most of them as the Manager of Weather Services in AA's System Operations Control group. From 2009 to 2012 he was a member of the Steering Committee of the American Meteorological Society's Commission for the Weather and Climate Enterprise. In the past he served on the AMS Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology Committee and two 3-year terms on the AMS Board on Continuing Education. Mr Qualley has been actively involved in the Next Generation Air Transportation System initiative since its inception in 2003. He has chaired, since 1999, the International Air Transport Association's Meteorological Task Force and is a member of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Science Advisory Board's Environmental Information Services Working Group. Mr Qualley is liaison to the United States National Weather Service's Aviation Weather Center. He is on the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research's Community Advisory Committee for the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, and a member of the Federal Aviation Administration's Collaborative Decision Making Weather Evaluation Team. Mr Qualley has been an invited speaker to numerous professional conferences, academic venues and community meetings. He has a BS degree in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. He has appeared on CNBC's Squawk Box and the American Broadcasting Company's 20/20 with Hugh Downs. He also has been interviewed by local and national newspapers and magazines regarding weather impacts on airline operations. Mr Qualley was AA's Principal Investigator for Project Hub-CAPS, a 3-year joint research and development program with the University of Oklahoma, which proved the value of storm-scale weather prediction for airline operations, along with numerous other unanticipated benefits.