U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
George is an Environmental Scientist and the national Model Clearinghouse Director in the Air Quality Modeling Group (AQMG). He is actively involved in the coordination of permit modeling issues and resolutions with the Regional Offices and assisting to lead the efforts of the Dispersion Modeling Team within AQMG. He also is responsible for planning and managing the annual Regional, State, and Local Modelers' Workshops and the triennial national Conference on Air Quality Modeling. George joined OAQPS and the EPA at the beginning of 2011 after a twelve and a half year stint with the NC Division of Air Quality (NCDAQ).
While with the NCDAQ, George was a meteorological and air quality modeler focused on non-attainment assessments, State Implementation Plan development, air quality monitoring strategies, system administration of the modeling Linux cluster resources, and numerous special projects such as the operation of two lower tropospheric radar profilers. He was also the Senior Air Quality Forecaster within the Division and was a core asset during the very successful growth of that forecasting program from two to seven forecast regions and the transition from summertime ozone to year-round multi-pollutant forecasting.
George is a 1996 graduate of North Carolina State University and 1992 graduate of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. Additionally, George graduated from the North Carolina's Certified Public Manger Program in the year prior to joining the EPA.
Vice-President: Nicolle Morock
News and Observer
Nicolle Morock already had a B.A. in communication when she earned a B.S. in meteorology from N.C. State University in 2007 and moved to Minnesota to work at Weather Eye Radio Network as a broadcast meteorologist for two years. While there, she also volunteered as a Skywarn storm spotter trainer. Nicolle is currently writing the Clear Weather blog for NewsObserver.com.
Treasurer: Frank Schiermeier
Frank retired in 2001 after eighteen years as a Division scientist, followed by eighteen years as Director, of the NOAA/EPA Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Division located in Research Triangle Park, NC. This was preceded by three years in the U.S. Air Force after graduation from St. Louis University. He is a lifetime member of the NATO Committee on Science for Peace and Security, active in NATO Pilot Studies on Air Pollution Modeling. He is Chairman of the Finance and Development Committee for the NCSU Encore Center for Continuing Education. Frank and his wife Marilyn have three children and three grandchildren.
Secretary: Ryan Cleary
Computer Sciences Corporation
Ryan is a 2001 graduate of Hamilton College, where he received a B.A. in physics, and of The Pennsylvania State University, where he received a M.S. in meteorology in 2003. Since moving to North Carolina in 2004, he has been employed by Computer Sciences Corporation as an emissions modeler for their U.S. EPA Scientific Modeling Support group.
Education and Outreach Chair: Unfilled