Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, Chairman and President
Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President and Chairman of AccuWeather, has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history. He is a proven visionary leader, founding the company in 1962 and successfully establishing and guiding AccuWeather to become the largest and fastest growing weather media and business company in the world.
AccuWeather, with global headquarters in State College, PA, now reaches more than one billion and a quarter people worldwide every day through smart phones, tablets, wired and mobile internet sites, radio, television, newspapers and the AccuWeather Network cable channel, in addition to serving 245 of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of other businesses.
Dr. Myers is considered the nation’s most respected source on the business of meteorology, having been named “the most accurate man in weather” by The New York Times. He has frequently appeared on national programs such as ABC Nightly News and Larry King Live and has written and delivered hundreds of scientific papers and articles that have appeared in leading publications including Scientific American and The Journal of Applied Meteorology, and has been quoted in Time, Businessweek, and thousands of other publications. He has received many awards in the meteorological community, including recognition as a Fellow of the AMS and American Meteorological Society.
Dr. Myers is a sought out expert in international business and digital media. He has given thousands of speeches over a range of subjects and has been hailed for achievements in the U.S., Japan, and many other countries. He has been an invited lecturer at The New York Academy of Sciences and many scientific, leadership, and charitable organizations. He has also been an important force on the Penn State Board of Trustees for 33 years and continues to serve as an Emeritus Trustee, demonstrating his lifelong commitment to education.
Dr. Myers donates his time and resources and is committed to giving back, including a multi-million dollar gift to Penn State for The Joel N. Myers Weather Center, a state-of-the-art teaching facility. In addition, he supports American Cancer Society and many additional causes. A successful, inspiring leader, Dr. Myers continues to champion global business growth at AccuWeather while helping others.