IAS Announces Annual Conference Keynote Speaker: Dr. John T. Snow

IAS Claim Services is gearing up for our annual conference taking place in February in Fort Worth, TX and we are thrilled to introduce our keynote speaker for the event, Dr. John T. Snow!

Dr. Snow is Regents’ Professor of Meteorology; Dean Emeritus, College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences; Director, Center for Applied Research and Development/Office of Weather Programs and Projects as well as is Principal for Snow & Associates, LLC. Dr. Snow is a Fellow of both the American Meteorological Society and the Royal Meteorological Society of the United Kingdom. He is also a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (certification by the American Meteorological Society).

John T. Snow

One of Dr. Snow’s areas of research for many years has been meteorological observations and measurements, with an emphasis on radar meteorology and the design of weather observing networks using an end-to-end systems engineering perspective. He is Chair of the NEXRAD Technical Advisory Committee for the NOAA NWS Radar Operations Center and is a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Atmospheric Science and Climate. He chaired the NRC Committee on Improving Meteorological Support for Surface Transportation which produced the report Where Weather Meets The Road (2004), served on the writing committee for the NRC report When Weather Matters (2010), and co-chaired the writing committee and edited the NRC report Urban Meteorology (2012).

Dr. Snow was recently commissioned by the World Bank to prepare a report on the development of weather observing networks in developing countries. In this report, he discusses possible strategies for the sustainment of such networks via public-private partnerships. Dr. Snow is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Director of the National Science Foundation’s Geoscience Directorate. He also serves on the advisory boards for the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, the Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory at the South Dakota School of Mines, and the Wind Science Program at Texas Tech University. He currently represents the University of Oklahoma as a member of the board of Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., an innovative start-up firm commercializing intellectual property developed in the National Weather Center.

Dr. Snow has chaired both the Board of Trustees of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and the Board on Oceans and Atmospheres for the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges. He also served two terms on the budget and finance committee of the American Geophysical Union.

In 2005, Dr. Snow was awarded the American Meteorological Society’s Cleveland Abbey Award for service to the profession and the Society. In 2013, he received the Kenneth C. Spengler Award for leading the development of the Society’s new Commission on the Weather and Climate Enterprise Dr. Snow has organized numerous national and international meetings, to include the first International Conference on European Severe Weather (Toulouse, France, February 2000). He served for 28 years as an editor and then as one of three senior editors for the journal Atmospheric Research, retiring in 2009.

We are beyond excited to have Dr. Snow as our keynote speaker at this year’s annual conference. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear Dr. Snow speak, so click here to register for the conference. We hope to see you there!


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