TJU CO^mi A Report from the Chair of the Board of Certified Consulting Meteorologists In January, at the AMS Annual Meeting in Nashville, I successfully made the transition from Chair of the Board of Certified Consulting Meteorologists to past-chair of the board: from the hectic role of organizing and directing the board's activities to the role of distinguished, venerable counselor-to-the- board. It has been a successful year for the CCM program, and I'd like to provide an update of the past year's activities and insight into some of the new initiatives that will be undertaken in 1994. First, I'd like to thank Dave Speigler, the outgoing past-chair of the board, for his outstanding leadership and efforts as a member of the board and its chair over the past five years. Dave's perspective and copious amounts of perspiration expended on behalf of the CCM program will be missed. Next, I'd like to introduce your new chairman, Kit Wagner. Kit is a "seasoned veteran" of the board and looks forward to hearing from you. And finally, I'd like to introduce the two new members of the board, Edwin X Berry and Stephen A. Vigeant. Both new members bring strong technical credentials and firm commitments to the CCM program. The CCM board now consists of seven members. Their names and locations are John A. Ernst, Past-Chair, Washington, D.C. Kit Wagner, Chair, Norman, Oklahoma George Taylor, Corvallis, Oregon Paul Fransioli, Las Vegas, Nevada L. Ray Hoxit, Lake Toxaway, North Carolina Edwin X Berry, Sacramento, California Stephen A. Vigeant, Boston, Massachusetts This past year has seen the continuing success of many ongoing activities and the initiation of some new ones. For those of you who were unable to attend our annual breakfast meeting in Nashville, let me provide an update of some of these activities. Applications received and processed. The board currently has about 25 applications under review. Ten candidates were approved at the 1993 Annual Meeting and there were five successful candidates approved through regional boards during 1993. During the January 1994 AMS Annual Meeting there were at least ten more oral examinations administered. The Directory of Active CCMs. Mitchell Baer produced and distributed the 1993/94 edition of the Directory of Active AMS CCMs in February 1993 and prepared a correction/changes update for the directory in July 1993. The directory, which lists more than 250 CCMs, has been well received within AMS and by those who have requested CCM assistance from AMS. The next corrections/changes update is scheduled for March or April 1994. Please provide Mitch with any corrections or changes to your entry in the directory before 15 March. If you have any questions, call him at 202-682-8482. New Initiatives for 1994. It has been proposed that either the chair or the past-chair of the board will provide a report on the CCM program twice a year in the Bulletin, similar to this report. We are hoping that this will be a helpful mechanism to provide the members of the CCM program and interested AMS members with information and news concerning the program. This year the board will also explore ways that information concerning the CCM program can be more widely distributed to potential candidates for the program, either through other professional organizations, colleges and universities, or industry/government organizations. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Finally, we are proposing to AMS that the next edition of the CCM directory be prepared and distributed in early 1995 and the forms be included with the other membership renewal forms distributed by AMS in November/December 1994. I want to thank all the CCMs who have assisted the board and me during my tenure on the board and as chair. I look forward to assisting Kit as the incoming chair and working with you in the future as we carry the CCM program forward into 1994 and beyond. Best of luck with each of your professional endeavors.—Mitchell Baer. 134 Vol. 75, No. 1, January 1994
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jan 1, 1994
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