AccuWeather Proudly Supports Team PA Foundation, Fostering Economic Growth in Pennsylvania

June 26, 2014; 11:08 AM
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Dr. Joel N. Myers has been re-appointed to Team Pennsylvania (PA) Foundation - one of longest-standing Board Directors provides leadership and private-sector expertise to non-profit organizations

AccuWeather Global Weather Center, June 25, 2014 - 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, with Global Headquarters in State College, PA, is the world leader in digital weather information and is committed to business and industry growth throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. AccuWeather continues its support of the Team PA Foundation in its mission to stimulate economic development throughout the Commonwealth.

"I am honored to continue to serve the Team PA Foundation, providing my experience and insights to drive continued economic growth in Pennsylvania," said Myers. "AccuWeather is proud to call State College, Pennsylvania home, the global headquarters of the world's largest and fastest-growing weather media company. Together, we will share the benefits of our great state with others globally."

AccuWeather was founded by Myers more than 50 years ago in State College and is now one of Centre County's Top 10 business employers. As a world-class enterprise with a global footprint of clients and audiences, AccuWeather has the important distinction of being a major employer that brings skilled leaders and funding from around the world into Centre County, making it an essential economic and social driver for the community.

About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com

Every day over a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and 45-Day forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ for nearly 3 million locations worldwide, and recently introduced MinuteCast™ Minute by Minute™ forecasts, 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. AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than over 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather has blossomed into the primary weather source for the world from its global headquarters in State College, PA.

About Dr. Joel N. Myers

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 AccuWeather as the world's largest and fastest growing weather media company. AccuWeather, with global headquarters in State College, PA, now reaches over one billion people worldwide every day.

Under Dr. Myers' leadership, AccuWeather provides MinuteCast™ Minute by Minute™, hourly, and 45-Day forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ for nearly 3 million locations worldwide, with customized weather content on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile internet sites, radio, television, newspapers, and more. AccuWeather is a global leader in digital media, developing award-winning apps and partnering with major manufacturers of mobile devices, serving over 6.5 billion data requests every day. The largest companies in the world also rely on AccuWeather, as AccuWeather partners with 240 of Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of others.

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, written articles that have appeared in leading publications including Scientific American and The Journal of Applied Meteorology, and has been quoted in Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, National Geographic, The Economist, Forbes, Businessweek, and thousands of other publications.

Dr. Myers is also a sought out expert in international business and digital media. He has written and delivered hundreds of scientific papers and speeches over a wide range of subjects and has been hailed for his achievements in the U.S., Japan and many other countries. He has been an invited to lecturer at The New York Academy of Sciences, global industry summits, corporate leadership events, and many charitable organizations. Both meteorological associations in the U.S. - The National Weather Association and American Meteorological Society - have honored Dr. Myers with numerous awards and recognitions.

As a scientist, he was named a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, in addition to receiving the National Weather Association Individual Achievement Award. Additional awards for his accomplishments include Ernst & Young Western Pennsylvania Entrepreneur Of The Year®, the Theodor Herzel Award of The Jerusalem Fund of Aish Ha Torah and induction into the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Since 1998, Dr. Myers has also served on the Board of Directors of the Team Pennsylvania Foundation, a position to which he has been appointed by four Pennsylvania governors. In 1992, he co-founded the American Weather and Climate Industry Association and continues to serve as a board member.

Dr. Myers received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University, and served as a University Board of Trustee member for 33 years. He taught meteorology at Penn State for 21 years. His many philanthropic efforts include a gift of more than $2 million to Penn State for the creation of the Joel N. Myers Weather Center, a state-of-the-art teaching center for tomorrow's meteorologists. Dr. Myers continues to champion Penn State's success and fuel continued global business growth at AccuWeather.

About Team PA Foundation

Team Pennsylvania Foundation is a non-partisan, charitable, non-profit created in 1997 to bridge the gap between government and the private sector to allow both sides to partner for the betterment of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

It embraces core values that reflect the public nature of its work, and its unique public/private partnership structure. These values are embedded in its organizational culture at the board and staff levels and work as guidelines for our Impact Strategy.

Visit www.teampa.com for additional information.

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