Curt Barrett, an AMS Member, is a hydrometeorological consultant in Westminster, Maryland. He consults on hydrologic forecasting, hydrometeorological data and early warning systems, disaster risk reduction activities, and in establishing end-to-end multi hazard early warning and response systems for the United States Agency for International Development Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and for the World Bank. Mr. Barrett was National Weather Service International Project Manager from 1991 to 2009 for NOAA hydrometeorological projects. His greatest achievements have been Project Manager for the $17M Department of Commerce Hurricane MITCH Reconstruction Initiative in Central America (1999–2003) where NOAA deployed automated hydrometeorological observing and warning systems in four Central American countries. His most recent NOAA accomplishment was directing the NOAA end-to-end Tsunami Warning System for the Indian Ocean from 2005–2007. Mr. Barrett received the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award for each project. He was the World Meteorological Organization Region IV (North America, Central America, and the Caribbean) Hydrologic Advisor and President of the Working Group on Hydrology for eight years.