CIMMS Executive Board

The CIMMS Executive Board is made up of representatives from both the University of Oklahoma (OU; meteorology and other disciplines) and the NOAA units located in Norman, Oklahoma. The Executive Board meets regularly to provide advice and recommendations to the CIMMS Director regarding appointments, procedures, and policies; and to periodically review the accomplishments and progress of the technical and scientific programs and projects of CIMMS. The Executive Board’s advice is not binding on the Director.

Executive Board membership consists of:

  • Director of CIMMS, Chair
  • Three Members designated by the OU Provost with concurrence of the Directors of both CIMMS and the OU School of Meteorology, and the Dean of the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences
  • Two Members designated by the Director of the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) with the concurrence of the Directors of CIMMS and the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)
  • Two Members designated by the NWS Director with the concurrence of the Directors of CIMMS, Storm Prediction Center (SPC), Radar Operations Center (ROC), Warning Decision Training Division (WDTD), Norman NWS Forecast Office (NWSFO), National Weather Service Training Center (NWSTC)
  • Two Members elected by the CIMMS Council of Fellows from their membership
  • Director of the School of Meteorology, ex officio
  • Director of the NSSL, ex officio
  • Director of the SPC, ex officio
  • Director of the ROC, ex officio
  • Director of the WDTB, ex officio
  • Director of the Norman NWSFO, ex officio
  • Director of the NWSTC, ex officio

2016 CIMMS Executive Board Members:

  • Dr. Randy A. Peppler (Chair)
    Interim Director, CIMMS
  • Dr. Robert Palmer
    Associate Vice President for Research, Director, ARRC, Tommy C. Craighead Chair, School of Meteorology (Provost-designated)
  • Dr. Carol Silva
    Professor, Political Science and Director, Center for Risk and Crisis Management (Provost- designated)
  • Dr. Kirsten de Beurs
    Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainabiity (Provost Designate)
  • Mr. Lans Rothfusz
    Deputy Director, NSSL (OAR-designated)
  • Dr. Jack Kain
    Forecast Radar and Development Division Chief, NSSL (OAR-designated)
  • Dr. Steve Weiss
    Chief, Science Support Branch, SPC (NWS-designated)
  • Mr. Richard Murnan
    Radar Operations Center Applications Branch (NWS-Designate)
  • Dr. David Turner
    Research Meteorologist, NSSL (Elected from CIMMS Council of Fellows)
  • Dr. Boonleng Cheong
    Research Scientist, ARRC, OU (Elected from CIMMS Council of Fellows)
  • Dr. David Parsons
    McCasland Chair Professor of Meteorology and Director, School of Meteorology, OU, and Associate Director, OU Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS) (ex-officio)
  • Mr. Ed Mahoney
    Director, WDTB (ex-officio)
  • Mr. Terry Clark
    Director, ROC (ex-officio)
  • Mr. David Andra
    Meteorologist-in-Charge, Norman WFO (ex-officio)
  • Dr. Steven Koch
    Director, NSSL (ex officio)
  • Dr. Russ Schneider
    Director, SPC (ex officio)
  • Mr. John Ogren
    Director, NWSTC (ex officio)
  • Dr. Berrien Moore
    Dean, College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences (ex officio)