John A Lasley Jr, FAMS, MS

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John Lasley, an AMS Member, and a Fellow of the AMS, is a private consultant for meteorological services in Wilmington, North Carolina. From 2001-2012 he was a Business Development Manager and Staff Meteorologist with Science Applications International Corporation in Washington, D.C. He is an active AMS volunteer, having served on the AMS Board of Enterprise Economic Development and the AMS Weatherfest Committee. He is a charter member of the National Weather Association and has served on the NWA Council. Mr. Lasley has more than 50 years experience in applied meteorology, running the gamut from aviation weather forecaster, to staff meteorologist on U.S. Air Force aviation acquisition programs (F-15, F-16, B-1, A-10), to manager of large operational weather units (800 personnel at 40 locations). After 26 years on active duty with the USAF, he retired in the grade of Colonel. From 1986 to 1991 he managed a contractor team that provided systems engineering and technical assistance support to the Federal Aviation Administration Weather Sensor Acquisition Division. During the period 1991 to 2001 he served as the Staff Meteorologist and Director of Business Development for the contractor producing the ASOS for the NWS, FAA and DOD. Recently, Mr. Lasley has been an active participant in the federal agencies road weather initiatives. His activities included attending, reviewing, and commenting on presentations and reports of "The Weather Information for Surface Transportation - National Needs Assessment Report" sponsored by the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Services and Supporting Research, the American Meteorological Society symposia on Road Weather, and the FHWA's stakeholders meetings on development and demonstration of the Maintenance Decision Support System. Mr. Lasley has a BS degree in industrial relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MS degree in meteorology from Florida State University, and a Resident Degree from the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

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