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Dr. Liz Bentley
Founder
Holden House 57 Rathbone Place
London W1T1JU
GBR
phone: 44-207-467-9404
fax: 44-207-183-2550
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Dr. Liz Bentley is one of the world's leading Weather Experts. Former Chief Instructor of Forecasting at the Met Office College, she is the ultimate Climate Change Forecaster.

Her training began in 1994 at the Met Office College, the United Kingdom's meteorological training institute. After forecasting for the Royal Air Force and managing a weather unit for the British Army, Dr. Bentley worked as the BBC Weather Centre Manager, where she was in charge of 30 Met Office employees and was responsible for managing the contract between the BBC and the Met Office to provide Weather Data, Weather Warnings, and Weather Presenters. Prior to RMetS, Dr. Bentley worked for the Ministry of Defence's environmental research programme where she became one of the UK's top Aviation Forecast Specialists.

Dr. Bentley is Head of Communications at the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), where she is responsible for brand awareness, corporate communication through media, promotional material, public engagement, and membership development. While at the RMetS she has produced numerous corporate publications, implemented intiatives to increase society membership and addressed many enquiries from the media and general public on weather and climate related issues. Dr. Bentley founded the public membership organisation theWeather Club, in 2010, to promote an appreciation and understanding of weather.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Climate Change
  • Weather Forecasting
  • Noise Prediction
  • Aviation Forecasting
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    Jeremy Swenson, CSP
    11940 Cartwright Avenue, Suite 300
    Grandview MO 64030
    USA
    phone: 816-564-9131
    fax: 816-761-5309
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    Swenson Consulting offers Snow Removal Expert Witness Services to legal professionals needing assistance with snow and ice removal slip and fall cases. He is a Snow Expert in black ice, sleet, freezing rain, and slick conditions. He is very familiar with the snow and ice removal industry standard operations and practices across the country, and will help determine how this relates to the snow removal agreement or operations in a slip and fall incident or snow related accident.

    Principal, Jeremy Swenson, CSP, has satisfied requirements by SIMA (largest nationally recognized snow and ice trade organization-Snow and Ice Management Association) to become a Certified Snow Professional. There are less than 250 CSP’s in the United States Of America. He works with attorneys on defense and plaintiff sides with regards to snow removal, ice treatment and snow removal best practices issues. He works nationwide and will travel.

    Swenson Consulting also offers detailed Weather Analysis services and reports for situations surrounding a slip and fall event or accident, and will offer detailed weather expert witness consultation regarding the weather surrounding the slip and fall accident.

    Mr. Swenson currently owns and operates Snowmen, one of the largest snow and ice management companies in North America. He is Security Clearanced and trained for onsite snow operations at the IRS Regional Headquarters, FBI Headquarters, Department Of Treasury Buildings, and many types of Airport, Railroad, Organ Transplant Centers, and Medical facilities. After overseeing thousands of commercial accounts over the years, he has worked through most every issue that is relevant to a snow removal operation in the industry.

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    Alicia Wasula, PhD, CCM
    P.O. Box 117
    Cropseyville NY 12052
    United States
    phone: 518-831-9374
    fax: 518-374-7743
    Dr. Alicia Wasula earned her Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degrees in Atmospheric Science at the University at Albany and recently earned her CCM as well. She developed a passion for severe weather and traveled to the Great Plains to study it in the field. She spent a summer in Norman, Oklahoma at the National Storm Prediction Center, doing research with Bob Johns, a prominent severe weather scientist.

    In graduate school, Alicia developed a skill for making difficult meteorological concepts understandable in the classroom. Alicia taught a variety of courses from upper level science to entry level courses for non science majors, earning praise for her communication style.

    During her post-graduate studies, Alicia continued to work closely with operational forecasters on research projects at the Albany National Weather Service Office and the the Storm Prediction Center on both her Master and Doctoral research projects.

    Alicia continues her passion for science and clear communication and delivers the real documented scientific facts to our clients in terms readily understood by non meteorologists.
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    Murray & Trettel, Inc.
    Thomas Piazza
    President
    600 N 1st Bank Dr.
    Palatine IL 60067
    USA
    phone: 847-934-8230
    fax: 847-446-8480
    Thomas R. Piazza, CCM, President and CEO of Murray and Trettel, Incorporated, brings to the company more than 35 years of experience in the field of Meteorology with more than 20 years in positions of management. He joined Murray and Trettel in 1975 after four years of experience as a Weather Officer in the U.S. Air Force.

    In 1987, Mr. Piazza was named President of the Operational Forecast Division, in 1991, Executive Vice President of the Company and in 2001, President and CEO. In addition to his administrative responsibilities as President, he is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist holding Certificate #661.
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    Dr. David L. Mitchell
    Consulting Forensic Meteorologist
    P.O. Box 70
    Dayton TX 77535
    USA
    phone: 936-257-1633
    fax: 936-258-4237
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    Dr. David L. Mitchell is an authority on the Numerical Modeling of Geophysical and Atmospheric Data with a Doctorate in Meteorology from Purdue University. Dr. Mitchell has over 28 years of technical modeling experience in industry and consulting.

    Dr. Mitchell is a Court Qualified Expert in Air Modeling and Forensic Meteorology. His business experience includes various research, project management and technical consulting positions with Conoco, Getty Oil Company, Texaco, Tenneco, British Petroleum, Leviathan Gas Pipeline LLP and IBM Corporation.

    Dr. Mitchell has extensive knowledge of Forensic Meteorology and has published his research results on the numerical modeling of atmospheric stability and convection. Dr. Mitchell is an expert in the field of Air Pollution Meteorology with over 28 years of experience with the mathematical modeling of wave propagation in elastic media, atmospheric fluid dynamics and air dispersion modeling.

    Dr. Mitchell is a specialist in Weather Event Re-Construction for litigation and has provided expert testimony for numerous cases related to severe weather events and the application of Force Majeure clauses. He has provided forensic meteorology support for civil and criminal investigations and insurance cases involving weather related accidents, the release of toxic pollutants into the air, air pollution and weather related personal injury and property damage.

    He is a member of the Air and Waste Management Association, the American Meteorological Society and the National Association of Environmental Professionals. Dr. Mitchell is also an Associate Member of the American Bar Association with affiliation with the Litigation Division and is a Certified Professional Geoscientist and a Licensed Professional Geoscientist (#1330) in the State of Texas, Certified by the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists.

    Degrees
  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science and Meteorology, Purdue University 1976
  • M.S., Physics, Purdue University 1974
  • B.S., Physics and Mathematics (Dean’s Distinguished List), Baylor University 1972

    Dissertation: A Theoretical Investigation of Atmospheric Convective Modes as a Function of Rayleigh Number, Prandtl Number and Eddy Anisotropy; 1977, Meteor. Soc. Japan, Vol. 55, No. 4, 341 – 363.

    Certification and Honors
  • Court Qualified Expert in Air Modeling and Forensic Meteorology
  • Certified Professional Geoscientist, Licensed Geoscientist – Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists
  • Associate of the Scientific Research Society of North America
  • Sigma Pi Sigma, National Physics Honors Society
  • Distinguished Expert, National Forensic Center
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    Gregg Potter
    President, CEO and Meteorologist
    77-851 Las Montanas Road
    Suite C
    Palm Desert CA 92211
    USA
    phone: 760-459-2079
    fax: 866-741-2896
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    AnythingWeather Communications aggregates weather and storm data from around the United States and world and offers many storm-related analysis products. Our comprehensive storm analysis reports and surface weather data from thousands of weather observation sites offer our clients the tools to make their businesses more efficient.

    Our StormSwath reports deliver clients a detailed map of where hail storms, wind storms and flooding occured down to the neighborhood using an interactive Google-driven map. Clients can order a specific location and storm date and reports are delivered within two business days.

    AnythingWeather.com also delivers weather data from thousands of personal and government weather stations. Using web services or other delivery methods, thousands of weather data and forecast feeds are available for consumption by our client's internal systems.

    AnythingWeather also assists clients in selling and managing on-site weather stations and web cameras to establish their location as a worlwide weather reporting site. We provide complete weather station and webcam network setup, management and installation support.