AccuWeather CEO Barry Lee Myers Named AMS Fellow

AccuWeather CEO Barry Lee Myers has been inducted as an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Fellow at the 96th AMS Annual Meeting. Myers, considered one of the world’s leading authorities on the business of weather information, use, and distribution, was recognized during the AMS Annual Review, New Fellows, and Featured Awards ceremony on January 10.

AMS recognizes an AMS Fellow as having made outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences or their applications during a substantial period of years. Nominations for this prestigious recognition must come from AMS members and there are less than 850 AMS Fellows in the organization’s history. With Myers’ induction, AccuWeather now has seven AMS Fellows, one of the industry’s largest groups of individuals achieving this distinguished recognition of their expertise.

“It is a great honor to be recognized as an AMS Fellow,” said Myers. “I am grateful for the opportunity to collaborate across all sectors of the weather enterprise as we join together to further our mission of protecting and improving lives. I look forward to continued innovation and contributions that will further the science of meteorology in the years ahead.”

At the 2015 AMS Annual Meeting, Myers received the prestigious Kenneth C. Spengler Award from AMS for “outstanding, highly principled leadership of the American weather industry over five decades and fostering strong cooperation between private sector and government weather services.”

Founded in 1919, the American Meteorological Society promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications. AMS Fellow Barry Lee Myers joins six other AccuWeather AMS Fellows including AccuWeather Founder, President, and Chairman Dr. Joel N. Myers, in addition to Michael Steinberg, Dr. Joseph Sobel, Elliott Abrams, Mike Smith, and Steve Root.