Council Candidates

Academic Sector

Kristen Averyt
Kristen Averyt

Well over a decade ago, I had the opportunity to attend my first AMS Annual Meeting as a last-minute substitute for a colleague on a panel discussing water in the western U.S. During that meeting...

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Mona Behl
Mona Behl

Our world is going through profound changes that are driven, in part, by shifting demographics, digitization, and automation. These changes bring great challenges, but they also create opportunities to find...

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Jorge E. González-Cruz
Jorge E. González-Cruz

One of the major challenges our society is currently facing is early consequences of climate change manifested in extreme weather events acting on infrastructure, people, and ecosystems...

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Government Sector

Kandis Y. Boyd
Kandis Y. Boyd

After 101 years of stellar, superb, and spectacular service, I believe the chief challenge of AMS is to show its relevance for the next century of science, stewardship, and support. In order to transform relevance...

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Andrew L. Molthan
Andrew L. Molthan

AMS thrives upon member volunteerism and their emphasis on servant leadership. Everyone can share a personal story of how their involvement in a local, university, or national AMS effort impacted...

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Jennifer M. Sprague-Hilderbrand
Jennifer M. Sprague-Hilderbrand

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is a very special organization making a profound impact in our daily lives, not just domestically but across the globe. The Society’s most pressing challenges...

 

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Private Sector

Heidi M. Centola
Heidi M. Centola

The challenges facing the Society are rapidly changing as the weather, water, and climate enterprise evolves. Several that warrant special attention at this critical juncture are bridging the knowledge gap...

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Scott M. Mackaro
Scott M. Mackaro

The availability of resources and programs for career advancement are key value propositions for any professional society. AMS has made impressive strides in recent years to begin implementing...

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Bernadette Woods Placky
Bernadette Woods Placky

I grew up in Pennsylvania and went to Penn State. However, I didn’t choose Penn State for the amazing meteorology program, as most do. I always loved weather, but never saw it as a career before college. ...

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