Mike Steinberg, an active AMS Member, and an active Fellow of the AMS, is Senior Vice President for Special Initiatives at AccuWeather Inc in State College, Pennsylvania. Mr Steinberg worked as an operational forecaster for FleetWeather from 1976–78, and then joined AccuWeather in 1978, initially working as a forecast meteorologist specializing in predictions of snow and ice for highway departments, schools and other weather-sensitive clients. In addition to AMS, he is also a member of the National Weather Association and the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. He has served on the AMS Economic Development Committee, the predecessor of the AMS Board on Enterprise Economic Development, as well as the AMS Committee to Improve Climate Change Communication. Mr Steinberg has presented or co-authored more than fifty papers at AMS and NWA meetings and has been a featured speaker for more than 20 organizations, ranging from the National Association of Broadcasters to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. He has led training programs for government agencies ranging from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Mr Steinberg has a BS degree (1974) in atmospheric science from Cornell University and an MS degree (1976) in meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University.