Dr. Joel Myers: Founder and President of AccuWeather, Inc.
As a graduate student of meteorology at Penn State University in 1962, Dr. Myers accepted his first consulting assignment to provide weather forecasting information to a Pennsylvania utility company. Thus began the fulfillment of a dream he had held since he was 11 years old, to help industry and consumers by providing weather forecasts and information of value with his own weather company.

Since that time, Dr. Myers has gone on to build the world’s leading commercial weather service. Today, AccuWeather and AccuWeather.com are the most respected names in weather forecasting, a brand recognized by nearly every American. The company, which employs 340 professionals including more than 100 operational meteorologists (the most in one location anywhere in the world), provides customized weather forecasting services to more than 250,000 clients worldwide, including international media, more than 180 of the Fortune 500, government agencies, and private subscribers. AccuWeather.com also provides content for more than 10,000 Internet sites, including CNN Interactive, ABC's owned and operated stations, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.

A lifetime student and instructor of meteorology, Dr. Myers’ accomplishments include:
• Reworking the arcane science of meteorology in order to educate mass audiences about the forces of weather and how they impact everyday life.
• Advancing the science of weather forecasting to provide media outlets and businesses worldwide with the most exact and timely weather forecasts available for them to use as a competitive advantage in their marketplace.
• Establishing weather information as a key content component in both traditional broadcasting and on the Internet. Prior to AccuWeather, weather was reported as an afterthought. Today, weather is often the news—due in part to Dr. Myers’ vision and forethought.
• Training an estimated 17% of all practicing meteorologists in the United States as of his retirement from teaching at Penn State.
• Pioneering ready-for-air color weather graphics for television stations and print-ready weather pages for newspapers. Today, leading news organizations such as CNN, CNBC and MSNBC, and more than 1,000 individual television and radio stations and newspapers use AccuWeather as their weather source.

Dr. Myers has authored more than 75 articles and papers on a wide range of technical and business subjects and has given hundreds of speeches and presentations. He has appeared on the ABC Nightly News and Larry King Live, and has been quoted in Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, National Geographic, The Economist, USA Today, Reader’s Digest, Forbes, and more than 500 other magazines and newspapers. He is considered the nation’s most respected source on the business of meteorology and how it affects industry and consumers. He was dubbed "the most accurate man in weather" by The New York Times.

Dr. Myers was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs as one of the 528 greatest entrepreneurs in American history, along with historical figures such as Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Walt Disney, and contemporaries Bill Gates, Ted Turner and Donald Trump. He is one of only 40 thus honored born after the start of World War II. Dr. Myers is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame.

Dr. Myers continues his lifelong interest in education as a trustee of The Pennsylvania State University, a post which he has held since 1981, having been elected by alumni for eight 3-year terms. He works from AccuWeather’s global headquarters in State College, PA.
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