Tim Spangler, an AMS Member a Fellow of the AMS, and an AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist, and is Director of the COMET Program at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. Under his leadership, COMET has won five national awards. He has been active in the AMS for many years, serving on boards and committees, and on numerous World Meteorological Organization expert panels and working groups. His research interests focus on complex terrain and include investigating complex terrain dispersion, and winter weather modification projects in the western United States. He currently is Past Chair of the AMS Board on Enterprise Planning, and a member of the WMO EC Panel of Experts on Education and Training. Dr. Spangler has a BS degree in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin, an MS degree in atmospheric science from the University of Wyoming, and a PhD degree in biometeorology from Utah State University. He worked 13 years in private industry including 11 years for North American Weather Consultants, with four years as its Vice President; and two years for Westec Services. He worked five years as Assistant and then Associate Professor at Northern Illinois University.