WDT’s Brent L. Shaw Earns the AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist Designation
by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 4, 2013 11:17:20 AM
NORMAN, OK – March 4, 2013 - Weather Decision Technologies®, Inc. (WDT), Senior Vice President of Expert Solutions, Brent L. Shaw, has earned the nationally recognized Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) designation by the AMS. The CCM designation is issued by the Society to highly qualified meteorologists providing research and services to a wide variety of users of weather information, including agriculture, business, industry, and various sectors of government. These services extend beyond the traditional public service functions and statutory responsibilities of the National Weather Service. To earn the CCM credential, a meteorologist must make application for the designation, be recommended by three associates, pass a stringent written examination, and pass an oral examination before a national board of examiners. The CCM designation is granted only to those who demonstrate a broad background in meteorology together with detailed knowledge in a particular field of specialization. CCMs must demonstrate exemplary qualities of character and devotion to high professional standards. With his professional career launched in the U.S. Air Force, Shaw earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Atmospheric Science from the University of Kansas and Colorado State University, respectively then transitioned into applied R&D and on to the private sector. CCMs are highly regarded by their peers in meteorology. They are considered experts in the application of weather information to a host of practical challenges ranging from specialized forecasts to engineering design support and expert testimony on weather-related court cases. Certification enables users of meteorological services to select consultants or employees with greater confidence in the quality and reliability of the products or services they will receive.
About the American Meteorological Society
The American Meteorological Society was founded in 1919 as a nonprofit scientific and professional society. It is interdisciplinary in scope and actively promotes the development and dissemination of information on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. The Society currently has over 10,000 members from the United States, Canada and over 100 countries internationally. For further information: ametsoc.org
About Weather Decision Technologies® (WDT)
Founded in 2000, Weather Decision Technologies is a high technology leader in the weather industry, providing life-safety applications and weather decision support services and systems to our partners and customers. WDT services provide dynamic, web-based and mobile interactive mapping solutions for the world's leading local media companies. WDT maintains operational offices in Norman, Oklahoma, and Atlanta, Georgia. Corporate websites: wdtinc.com & weatherops.com.