William P (Bill) Mahoney III, FAMS, MS

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Bill Mahoney, an active AMS Member, and an active Fellow of the AMS, is the Deputy Director of the Research Applications Laboratory at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. He serves the AMS Community as Future Commissioner (2014 to 2016) of the AMS Commission on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise, and plans to serve as Commissioner (2016 to 2018) and Past Commissioner (2018 to 2020). He has been involved in research and development activities at NCAR for more than 28 years and has directed weather research and development programs in aviation, surface transportation, social sciences, agriculture, verification, intelligent forecast systems, and renewable energy. Mr Mahoney has an MS degree in atmospheric science (1983) from the University of Wyoming, specializing in windshear and cloud microphysics, and a BS degree in aeronautics (1981) from Miami University of Ohio. He spent more than a decade researching microburst wind shear and its impact on aviation operations and was involved in the development of the Low Level Windshear Alert System and the Terminal Doppler Weather Radar. More recently his focus has been on developing advanced surface transportation weather hazard detection capabilities and wind energy prediction technologies. In addition to his program management duties, Mr Mahoney is involved in program development and commercialization activities at NCAR. Mr Mahoney has written or co-authored more than 40 papers and frequently presents NCAR's work at national and international conferences and seminars. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board, Intelligent Transportation Society of America, American Wind Energy Association, and the Utility Wind Integration Group, and is active on several atmospheric science and surface transportation committees. Mr Mahoney is a Past-Chair of the AMS Board on Enterprise Economic Development, and was a member of the AMS Economic Development Committee.

2013 AMS Washington Forum
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2011 AMS Summer Community Meeting
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2010 AMS Summer Community Meeting
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