State College, PA, April 3, 2013: An expanded executive team was announced today by AccuWeather, Inc., the world's leading weather information source, reconfirming the company's focus on digital media. Jim Candor has been promoted to Chief Strategy Officer, Steven Smith has been promoted to Chief Digital Officer, and John Dokes, formerly of Marvel Entertainment, has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer.
Jim Candor's new position as Chief Strategy Officer is charged with developing corporate vision and strategies for the entire AccuWeather organization and for each business unit. Jim has most recently served as AccuWeather's Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer for Digital Media.
"Much of our explosive growth is founded on our extensive partnerships with global digital manufacturers," said James Candor, Chief Strategy Officer. "In this new role, I look forward to strengthening these worldwide business relationships as well as identifying new partners for AccuWeather."
Steven Smith, AccuWeather's new Chief Digital Officer said, "I look forward to working across the entire digital landscape to continue our efforts to present the best-in-class weather information to our loyal audience." Steve will work closely with Jim and will be responsible for implementing the strategy for Digital Media through its various product offerings on both desktop and mobile. Steve was previously the Chief Information Officer, where he led creation of the infrastructure that now serves over one trillion weather requests per year.
John Dokes has joined AccuWeather as Chief Marketing Officer. He will be responsible for branding, visibility, demand creation, and lead generation across all AccuWeather business units. John has a long history of creating new products, increasing revenue, and developing innovative marketing initiatives at MTV Network-Viacom and Marvel Entertainment. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Integrated Sales and Marketing at Marvel Entertainment.
"I am excited to be joining the stellar AccuWeather team," said John Dokes, Chief Marketing Officer. "The worldwide recognition of the AccuWeather brand creates exciting marketing opportunities for both AccuWeather and our partners."
"These changes will allow the company to accelerate its digital growth path, while always continuing to deliver superior accuracy in weather information through all AccuWeather business units," said Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, Chairman and President of AccuWeather, Inc. "We are pleased to be able to recognize Jim and Steve, who have played a key role in our explosive digital growth, and welcome the opportunity to strengthen our team with the addition of John, a seasoned media executive."
"These changes are part of our worldwide expansion in which AccuWeather has emerged as the global leader in presenting weather information in digital media," said Barry Lee Myers, CEO of AccuWeather, Inc.
The AccuWeather executive team also includes: Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, Chairman and President; Barry Lee Myers, Chief Executive Officer; Evan Myers, Chief Operating Officer; C. Lee Myers, Chief Financial Officer; Vincent McDonald, Chief Human Resources Officer; Marie Svet, Chief Revenue Officer; Carla Johnson Callis, Chief Intellectual Property Officer; and Ryan Ayres, Vice President of Display Systems and Services.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day almost 850 million people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ for more than 2.7 million locations worldwide, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile internet sites, connected TVs and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers - a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs - AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news and weather content and video for more than 72,000 third-party websites.
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AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions (AES) is partnering with leading Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions supplier Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) at the 2014 International User Conference, taking a leadership role to benefit this week's event. AccuWeatherÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â’s Chief Commercial Officer Casey McGeever will serve as keynote speaker for the ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â“Weather in GIS TrackÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â”, while two other members of the AES team present at the Business Summit: Technology Plenary.
Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President and Chairman of AccuWeather, Inc. has been reappointed to the Team Pennsylvania Foundation Board of Directors, providing the organization with leadership and expertise on the private business sector. This reappointment by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett establishes Myers as one of the longest-serving board members for Team PA Foundation, having served on the board for more than 16 years under governors of both political parties.
AccuWeather Enterprise Services provides Intelligent Data Portal users with high-resolution radar to track local storms, lightning strikes, wildfire reports, hurricanes, and other environmental factors. They also provide the most up-to-date watches and warnings; helping agents in the field make the best informed decisions when lives may be at stake.
AccuWeather, a leading global digital media company, was honored during Internet Week New York with the 2014 APPY Award for Mobile Weather Apps. AccuWeather’s award is in recognition of the company’s newly-designed iPhone app reimagined for iOS 7, AccuWeather – Weather for Life™, which showcases AccuWeather’s exclusive MinuteCast™.
AccuWeather, Inc.’s Display Systems and Services division has just signed a deal with the Nigeria's World Entertainment TV Ltd. to install four StoryTeller™ Interactive Touchscreen News Solution in their network headquarters. The turnkey StoryTeller systems will initially provide the network with the ability to deliver interactive social media commentary and weather forecasts to the network’s West African television audience, thanks to proprietary applications created by AccuWeather. Additional applications for delivering interactive presentations on virtually any topic are easily downloaded and implemented, much like those used in tablets and smartphones.
AccuWeather, the leading global digital media company, announced today that the innovative AccuWeather MinuteCast™ is now available on its web and mobile websites for Canadian locations as well as for the continental U.S. The Minute by Minute™ forecasts help users make decisions on the spot, wherever they go.
The AccuWeather Channel is building momentum with TV industry leaders as a smarter weather choice that combines value, a multi-platform experience, and a trusted brand that delivers Superior Accuracy™ to audiences around the world.
The StoryTeller® INRIX Traffic App now delivers an expanded range of features including projected drive times, customizable street labeling, the use of Webcams and sensors from any source for remote updates and visual reporting, and MinuteCast™, a feature exclusive to AccuWeather brand partners, for precipitation start and end times.
With drone technology, journalists have a whole new way to get better angles on stories and bring viewers closer to the action. Drone and remote location videos can now be integrated live with StoryTeller interactive presentations, revolutionizing the newsroom. Best of all, downloading and using StoryTeller applications and features that allow the integration of remote video is now as fast and easy as adding an app to a smartphone.
Social media has the unique advantage of giving newsrooms instant feedback, opinions, and visual content from viewers as stories are breaking. With the launch of the improved StoryTeller Social Media App at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, newsrooms will now have the ability to import popular social media feeds with viewer comments and images with greater ease and effectiveness in StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution created by AccuWeather. New features also allow the app to import video and dynamically screen and sort all content for on-air use. Best of all, downloading and using the expanded Social Media App is as fast and easy as adding an app to a smartphone.