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Jonathan Porter is AccuWeather’s Vice President of Research and Development. In this key leadership role, Jon blends his background in both meteorology and information technology to integrate innovative new developments into AccuWeather’s consumer and business products used around the world at great scale. Jon’s teams are responsible for collaborating with the world’s leading government meteorological services and other key data providers to acquire localized content in order to incorporate the most advanced weather data and technologies into AccuWeather’s products and services. Additionally, Jon oversees AccuWeather’s analytics and data science teams. Jon joined AccuWeather in 2004, after graduating from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Meteorology and minor in Information Technology. For several years, Jon was a software engineer on a dedicated team writing software to quickly and accurately process weather content through AccuWeather’s Enterprise IT Architecture. After serving as a Technical Account Manager, working directly with top global AccuWeather digital media partners to help them integrate our data and content with their products, Jon was named Director of Innovation and Development in 2012 and promoted to Vice President of Research and Development in 2015. Jon is also a broadcast meteorologist, appearing in AccuWeather.com special reports, the AccuWeather Network and commercial television. Jon has always been interested in the weather and decided that he wanted to be a meteorologist at the age of 10 years old. Jon is an appointed member of NOAA’s Environmental Information Services Working Group. He is also a Professional Member of the American Meteorological Society and serves in several capacities. In 2012, he was appointed to the AMS Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting. Additionally, he is the chair of the AMS Ad-Hoc Committee on Radio Frequency Allocation. Jon also serves on an alumni committee for Penn State’s Department of Meteorology. He has also represented AccuWeather at many world weather conferences and meetings, including the World Meteorological Organization Congress in 2015.