COMET Governance

The COMET Program is governed by an Executive Board and an Advisory Panel. The Executive Board is made up of the heads of the training organizations that sponsor the program. The Advisory Panel is composed of representatives of the academic and operational forecasting communities that we serve.


Advisory Panel Members
Last updated on: 2016-02-25

  • Dr. Jennifer Alexander (2015 - 2017)
    University Representative
  • Mr. Dan Banks (Indefinite Term)
    NAVY Representative
  • Dr. Jeff Basara (2014 - 2016)
    University Representative
  • Mr. Kenneth Carey, Chair (Indefinite Term)
    Private Sector Representative
  • Mr. Alberto Flores (2015 - 2017)
    At-Large Representative
  • Dr. Rob Foshay, CPT (2014 - 2016)
    Private Sector Representative
  • Dr. Vittorio (Victor) Gensini (2016 - 2018)
    University Representative
  • Dr. Andrew Gettleman (2011 - 2016)
    NCAR Representative
  • Dr. Steven Goodman (Indefinite Term)
    NESDIS Representative
  • Mr. Gary McWilliams (Indefinite Term)
    JPSS Representative
  • Mr. Marshall Moss (2016 - 2018)
    Private Sector Representative
  • Dr. Jon Nese (2016 - 2018)
    University Representative
  • Mr. Vesa Nietosvaara (2014 - 2016)
    WMO Representative
  • Ms. Heleen ter Pelkwijk (2016 - 2018)
    WMO Representative
  • Dr. Mohan Ramamurthy (Indefinite Term)
    UCP Representative
  • Ms. Nezette Rydell (Indefinite Term)
    NWS Representative
  • Dr. Kathy Sherman-Morris (2016 - 2018)
    University Representative
  • Mr. Brad Snyder (Indefinite Term)
    MSC Representative
  • Ms. Jennifer Milton (MSC Alternate)
    MSC Substitute Representative
  • Mr. LeRoy Spayd (Indefinite Term)
    NWS Representative
  • Mr. Bruce Thomas, Co-Chair (2015 - 2017)
    Private Sector Representative

COMET Federal Program Officer:

  • Mr. Tony Mostek
    National Weather Service

NWS Office of Science and Technology Integration Representative:

  • Mr. Christopher Hedge
    NOAA/National Weather Service

UCAR Representatives:

  • Dr. Rich Jeffries
    Director, The COMET Program, UCAR
  • Dr. William Kuo
    Director of UCAR Community Programs

Executive Board Members
Last updated on: 2016-02-25

  • Dr. Michael Thompson (Chair)
    UCAR Interim President
  • Dr. William Kuo (Alternate Chair)
    Director of UCAR Community Programs
  • Mr. Jeff Arnold (Observer)
    Senior Scientist, US Army Engineer Institute for Water Resources
  • Dr. Levi Brekke (Observer)
    Water and Climate Research Coordinator, Denver Federal Center
    Alternate: Mr. Chuck Hennig
  • Mr. Roger Deslandes
    Principal, Bureau of Meteorology Training Center
    Alternate: Mr. Duncan Tippins
  • Mr. John Furgerson
    NOAA JPSS Outreach/User Liaison
    Alternate: Mr. Gary McWilliams
  • Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet
    Commander, NMOC
    Alternate: Commander Shane Stoughton
    Alternate: Dr. Michael Ryan
  • Mr. Volker Gärtner
    Head of User Service, EUMETSAT
  • Mr. Jim Hurrell
    Director, NCAR
  • Mr. Michael Jean
    Director General, Canadian Centre for Meteorological and Environmental Prediction
    Alternate: Ms. Jennifer Milton
  • Mr. Gregory Mandt
    GOES-R System Program Director, NOAA/NASA/GSFC
    Alternate: Dr. Steve Goodman
  • Mr. Louis W. Uccellini
    Assistant Administrator for Weather Services, NOAA/NWS
    Alternate: Laura Furgione
  • Alternate: Mr. John Ogren

Office of Science & Tech. Representative:

  • Dr. Curtis Marshall
    NOAA/National Weather Service

UCAR Representative:

  • Dr. Rich Jeffries
    Director, The COMET Program, UCAR