After graduating in Meteorology from Penn State (1977), Jamie began a 25 year career in NOAA, starting in operational meteorology and climatological studies, and spanning management positions in satellite meteorology, satellite data product systems development, satellite instrument concept architectures, and remote sensing requirements analysis. He concluded his government service in Senior Executive Service positions at the National Weather Service, and as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for the National Ocean Service.
After leaving the government, Jamie was an independent consultant for with aerospace and information technology firms seeking weather enterprise and environmental servicing opportunities for several years prior to joining Lockheed Martin Space. There, as a business development integrator, he served as a vocal customer advocate for NOAA and NASA weather, climate, heliophysics, and Earth science programs. He retired in 2020 as Director of Civil Space and Environmental Programs in Lockheed’s Government Affairs group.