STATE COLLEGE, PA, February 3, 2011 - AccuWeather announced the hiring of Bradley J. Mitchell as the Chief Commercial Officer of AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions. In this newly-created senior leadership position at AccuWeather, Mitchell will be responsible for accelerating the growth of delivering mission critical, weather-driven solutions to enterprises world-wide. AccuWeather's proprietary solutions enable organizations to protect their people, property and profits.
"Very simply, our services save lives and help protect critical assets for our clients. I am very excited about leading AccuWeather's efforts to bring our commercial weather solutions and services to businesses and organizations around the world" said Mitchell.
"The hiring of Brad Mitchell as our Chief Commercial Officer of AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions reflects the tremendous opportunity to accelerate our business, based on an existing strong foundation of Fortune 500, small business and government clients" said Dr. Joel N. Myers, President and Founder of AccuWeather. "I am pleased to have Brad leading our team and know his experience and leadership abilities will take the business to the next level."
Mitchell comes to AccuWeather with extensive leadership experience, having previously served as founding President and CEO of ChainDrugStore.net and most recently as principal and practice leader of S4 Consulting, Inc. Mitchell also brings senior level government experience to AccuWeather, having served on the White House staff of President George H.W. Bush. He earned a B.S. from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master's degree from Harvard University.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
AccuWeather, Empowering You to Be the Best™, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 125 million Americans each day via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. The 113 meteorologists at AccuWeather deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free AccuWeather.com website. AccuWeather also provides content onto more than 50,000 third-party Internet sites, including the ABC-Owned Television Station Group and washingtonpost.com. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.
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AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today introduced AccUcast™, an exciting interactive crowdsourcing feature available in the AccuWeather universal iOS app where users can now share their local weather updates. AccUcast is the only crowdsourcing tool with live crowdsourced weather maps that provide current weather conditions submitted by users in a global animation display. AccuWeather designed and developed AccUcast to help people worldwide make more informed decisions, providing a new level of localization and user interactivity in weather forecasting.
AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced that AccuWeather Founder, President, and Chairman Dr. Joel N. Myers will serve as the keynote speaker for the second annual Weather Track at the 2015 Esri International User Conference. The presentation entitled "Transformational Change Driven by Big Data" will take place on July 21st from 1:30 to 2:00 PM in Ballroom 20.
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AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, announced today that fans can share their favorite weather photos on the AccuWeather Facebook page for their chance to be featured on AccuWeather.com. Users are invited to share their favorite weather photos, such as weather selfies, friends and family having fun in the great outdoors, and their pets enjoying the weather, by posting their images and captions to the AccuWeather Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AccuWeather. Fans can also enter on Twitter by using the hashtag #FanFriday with their weather photo.
AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, is pleased to announce its continuing alliance with the American Red Cross to assist weather disaster victims everywhere. Today is “All in 1 Day” – the inaugural Red Cross Giving Day and a nationwide campaign to increase awareness of all that the Red Cross does throughout the year.
AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, is celebrating the passage of the innovative bill H.R. 1561, known as the Weather Forecast and Innovations Act of 2015. The bill is the first step toward giving the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the authority to acquire high-value commercial and academic weather data and will help NOAA advance its global forecasting superiority in weather prediction.
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