Andy Stern, an AMS Member, is the Renewable Energy Program Manager in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services at NWS Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. In this position Mr. Stern works within the NWS, across NOAA and with government and industry partners to support the development of the weather-dependent renewable energy industry. Prior to rejoining the NWS, Mr. Stern worked for Noblis, Inc. supporting the Federal Highway Administration's Road Weather Management Program. In the 1980s and 90s, Mr. Stern worked as a weather forecaster for the NWS office in Augusta, Georgia, at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, and at the weather forecast office serving the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Mr. Stern has a BS degree in meteorology from Florida State University and an MS degree in computer science from George Washington University.