A national leader in meteorology could become the next head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
According to Reuters, President Donald Trump has nominated Barry Myers to lead NOAA. Myers is the CEO of State College-based Accuweather.
Myers has spent 10 years at the helm of Accuweather. Before that, he spent 18 years on the faculty at Penn State, where he received bachelor’s degrees in business and economics and a master’s in business. He also holds a law degree from Boston University, according to Accuweather.
According to Reuters, the White House cited AccuWeather’s corporate success, with “its highest grossing years, and its largest global web and mobile audience growth,” calling Myers a leading authority on weather information.
The move comes as the administration deals with the consequences of a summer marked by several devastating hurricanes on the east coast in Puerto Rico, Florida, Louisiana and Texas.