Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President and Chairman
Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President and Chairman of AccuWeather, has been recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs book 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 largest growing weather media company in the world.
AccuWeather, with global headquarters in State College, PA, now reaches more than 1.5 billion people worldwide through smart phones, tablets, wired and mobile Internet sites, radio, television, newspapers and the AccuWeather Network cable channel. Further, AccuWeather serves 245 of Fortune 500 companies as well as thousands of other businesses worldwide. Recognized as the most accurate source of highly localized weather forecasts and warnings everywhere in the world, AccuWeather saves tens of thousands of lives and tens of billions of dollars in property losses through its well-documents record of Superior Accuracy.
Dr. Myers is considered the "father of modern commercial meteorology" and 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 published papers that have appeared in leading scientific journals, such as Scientific American and The Journal of Applied Meteorology. He has also frequently appeared on national programs, such as ABC Nightly News, and has been quoted in Time, Inc., BusinessWeek and thousands of other publications.
Dr. Myers is a sought-out expert in international business and digital media. He has written and delivered hundreds of scientific papers and speeches over a range of subjects, including a recent TED Talk, and has been hailed for achievements in the U.S., China, Japan and many other countries. He has been an invited lecturer at The New York Academy of Sciences and many scientific, leadership, and charitable organizations. Dr. Myers has also been an important force on the Penn State Board of Trustees for 33 years and continues to serve as Emeritus Trustee, demonstrating his lifelong commitment to education, and was recently awarded Penn State's highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Dr. Myers donates his time and resources and is committed to giving back, including a multi-million dollar gift to Penn State for The Joel N. Myers Weather Center, a state-of-the-art teaching facility. In addition, he founded the Parent's Resource Center located in Centre County PA, supports the American Cancer Society and many additional causes. A successful, inspiring leader, Dr. Myers continues to champion global business growth at AccuWeather while helping others.