George Wright, Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM)

Curriculum Vitae

Highlights of Professional Experience:

  • American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM)
  • Earned BS and MS degrees in meteorology from Rutgers University
  • Experienced in preparing reports and expert testimony on past weather conditions including slip and falls on ice, car accidents, flooding, wind incidents and hail damage
  • Twenty years of experience as an air quality specialist performing dispersion modeling, air permitting and related environmental analyses
  • Currently employed as a meteorologist and weather producer with CNN and ABC News in New York
  • Former Chairman of the Atmospheric Sciences Section at the New York Academy of Sciences
  • Previously employed as a meteorologist and weather producer for WPIX TV in New York and Cablevision News 12
  • Formerly employed as a technical advisor in the New York City Mayor's Office under Rudolph Giuliani and the Department of Environmental
    Protection (DEP)
  • Former instructor of meteorology at Rutgers University
  • Studied air pollution and applied meteorology at the graduate level at Rutgers University and authored a masters thesis on snowfall in the Northeast United States
  • Previously employed as a television meteorologist for 10 years on WLNY in New York

Education:

Master of Science, Meteorology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Bachelor of Science, Meteorology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Certifications:

AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) Certification
AMS Seal of Approval for Television
AMS Seal of Approval for Radio
National Weather Association (NWA) Television Seal of Approval
Environmental Assessment Association Certified Environmental Inspector
Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration (OSHA) 40-Hour Training Course

Employment:

Certified Consulting Meteorologist
Wright Weather Consulting, LLC, New York, NY

. AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) and air quality specialist

Meteorologist & Weather Producer
CNN, New York, NY

Meteorologist and weather producer for Early Start and New Day programs

Meteorologist & Weather Producer
ABC News, New York, NY

Meteorologist and weather producer for Good Morning America and World News Tonight

Television Meteorologist
News 12 Cablevision, Yonkers, NY and Bronx, NY

Meteorologist and broadcaster

Meteorologist & Weather Producer
WPIX TV, New York, NY

Meteorologist, weather producer and graphics specialist

Broadcast Meteorologist
WLNY Television, Melville, NY

Meteorologist and broadcaster

Air Pollution & Environmental Scientist
LI Engineering Firm, Melville, NY

Manager of an air quality services division at a private engineering firm
Performed air quality dispersion modeling, emissions calculations, Title V permitting under the Clean Air Act, traffic studies and site assessments
Analyzed traffic noise and performed ambient measurements

Meteorologist
Weather Consulting Firm, Hackettstown, NJ

Meteorologist for a firm that specialized in forecasts for private industry, aviation and radio
Prepared past weather reports and testimony on weather conditions for law firms and insurance companies

Meteorologist

Dow Jones, Inc., WBIS Television, New York, NY

Chief meteorologist and reporter for a television station in New York City

Air Quality Specialist and Meteorologist

Metro Commute, New York, NY

Performed air quality dispersion modeling, emissions calculations, traffic studies and site assessments
Analyzed traffic noise and performed ambient measurements
Forecasted the weather for field work and the firm's web site

Senior Technical Advisor
New York City Mayor's Office, New York, NY

Served as environmental advisor and liaison between the Mayor's Office of Environmental Coordination (OEC) and the New York City DEP during the Rudolph Giuliani administration
Provided technical assistance and managed the New York City's Brownfields Program for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Performed air quality analyses, traffic studies and noise assessments

Air Quality Specialist
New York Department of City Planning, New York, NY

Performed air quality dispersion modeling for mobile and stationary sources
Analyzed traffic noise and performed ambient noise measurements
Review air quality and noise submissions and managed projects

Air Quality Specialist
Gibbs & Hill, Inc. New York, NY

Performed air quality dispersion modeling, emissions calculations, Title V permitting under the Clean Air Act, traffic studies and site assessments
Analyzed traffic noise and performed ambient noise measurements
Worked on landfills and toxic waste sites performing technical analyses and Phase II sampling for PCBs and heavy metals

Meteorology Instructor
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Taught evening classes in meteorology and climatology

Meteorologist
WABC Talk Radio, Capital Cities, New York, NY

Broadcast meteorologist for a large radio station in New York City

Soil Erosion Specialist and Meteorologist
New Jersey Dept. of Agriculture, Verona, NJ

Assisted in the enforcement of environmental regulations (NJ Chapter 251) related to soil erosion from construction sites in Hudson, Passaic and Essex Counties of New Jersey
Developed soil erosion and hydrological software for use in plan review
Frequent public speaker on soil erosion, air quality, weather and toxic waste issues at schools and civic organizations
Forecasted meteorological conditions related to flooding and soil erosion

Meteorologist
Time Warner Cable, TV-10, Palisades Park, NJ

Meteorologist and reporter for a television station in Bergen County, NJ

Meteorologist
Weather Consulting Company, Morristown, NJ

Prepared past weather reports on weather conditions for law firms and insurance companies
Meteorologist specializing in forecasts for private industry, aviation and radio

Air Quality Scientist
Enviroplan, Inc. West Orange, NJ

Air quality scientist for a private consulting firm
Performed air quality dispersion modeling, emissions calculations and Title V permitting

Teaching Assistant
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Prepared class assignments, graded exams and taught meteorology laboratory
Developed air quality dispersion assignments
Assisted in climatological research
Developed oceanographic computer programs for oceanography courses

Selected Testimony and Meteorological Studies:

Expert testimony at trial for a slip and fall in Bronx, NY
Expert testimony at trial for a slip and fall in Middletown, NY
Expert testimony at trial for a slip and fall in Lackawaxen, PA
Expert testimony at trial for an ice-related incident in New York, NY
Expert testimony at trial for a slip and fall on ice in New York, NY
Expert testimony at deposition for a wind-related incident in Springfield, MO
Expert testimony at trial for an ice-related incident in Brooklyn, NY
Expert testimony at trial for slip and fall on ice in Staten Island, NY
Expert testimony at trial for a coastal wind incident in Atlantic, NC
Expert testimony at deposition for a wind case in St. George County, MD
Expert testimony at trial for an ice-related incident in Bronx, NY
Expert testimony at at hearing for an ice-related incident in Long Island, NY
Expert testimony at trial for a slip and fall case in Long Branch, NJ
Expert testimony at trial for a slip and fall case in Queens, NY
Expert testimony at trial for a slip and fall case in Newark, NJ
Expert testimony at mediation for a wind incident in Brooklyn, NY NJ
Expert testimony at a hearing for a slip and fall in Long Island
Expert testimony at a hearing for a slip and fall in New Britain, CT
Expert testimony at deposition for a wind incident in Wilmington, DE
Evaluation of the presence of ice for a slip and fall in Brooklyn, NY
Thunderstorm rainfall intensity and duration for a slip and fall in Chicago, IL
Rainfall analysis for San Rafael, CA for a case involving water damage
Determination of the presence of wet pavement in New York, NY
Likelihood of ice accumulation for a slip and fall case in Gloucester, NJ
Snow accumulation on a roadway in Sterling, MA for a car accident claim
Analysis of thunderstorms and hail involving auto damage in Ellsworth, KA
The presence of high winds for an injury claim in Swan Falls, ID
The amount of snow accumulation for a plowing dispute in Plainview, NY
Analyses of the visibility for a traffic accident in Ham Lake, MN
The amount of snow/ice on pavement for a slip and fall in Jersey City, NJ
An analysis of high winds for a construction-related claim in Naples, FL
The presence of ice and fog for a traffic accident in Springfield, MA
Determination of the likelihood of black ice on a sidewalk in Bronx, NY
Analysis of temperature for frozen food transport in Blackfoot, ID
Climatic analysis of peak wind gusts in Lander County, WY
Temperature analysis for a case involving frozen pipes in Yonkers, NY
An analysis of heavy rain for a construction dispute in Moreno Valley, CA
A report on the potential for wet pavement on steps in New York, NY

Selected Environmental Projects and Testimony:

Air quality analysis for an auto body shop in Brooklyn, NY
Phase I Study, Providence Rest Home, Bronx, NY
Phase I Study, W, 96th St Gas Station, New York, NY
Phase I Study, Western Beef, Staten Island, NY
Air quality expert for the Town of Poquot, NY
Expert testimony on soil erosion for the Town of Roseland, NJ
Air pollution modeling analysis for the SUNY Cogen Facility, Buffalo, NY
Air dispersion analysis of two New York City Con Edison Power Plants
Air permitting for Crestwood Metals, Inc., Bohemia, NY
Air quality modeling and permitting for Prima Asphalt, Inc., Holbrook, NY
Air quality modeling analysis for the Gowanus Expressway, Brooklyn, NY
PSD air quality analysis for New Jersey Steel, Inc., Sayreville, NJ
Emission credit reduction analysis for Rason Asphalt, Inc., Farmingdale, NY
Air quality and noise assessment for the Wakefield Rezoning, New York, NY
Air quality analysis for the Regal Recycling transfer station in Jamaica, NY
Noise analysis for the Queens Boulevard Rezoning EIS, Queens, NY
Air quality and noise study for the Melrose Commons EIS, Bronx, NY
Development of carbon monoxide screens for the New York City DEP
Dispersion modeling for power plants in Indianapolis, IN and Cleveland, OH
Noise and traffic study for Pilgrim State Hospital in Islip, NY
Phase II field sampling for PCBs/heavy metals at landfills in Canarsie, NY
Indoor air quality sampling for asbestos in a nursing home in Hicksville, NY
Air permitting and noise analysis for an asphalt plant in Farmingdale, NY

Research and Independent Studies:

A Study of the Weekday Precipitation in Central Park, NY 1999
A Snowfall Climatology for the Northeast United States, 1993; masters thesis prepared for the Rutgers Meteorology Department
A Rainfall Climatology for Northern New Jersey, 1986; research prepared for a private contractor
Long Term Weather Prediction Using Teleconnection Patterns, 1983; research performed under a grant from the National Science Foundation at the Rutgers University Meteorology Department

Seminars, Speaking Engagements, Conferences and Training:

. Facing the Elements: Transportation Resilience in an Era of Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY, 2011
. Will a Warmer World be Stormier? Dr. Anthony Del Genio, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, 2010
. Environmental Site Assessments for Commercial Real Estate, ASTM Technical and Professional Training, Edison, NJ, 2008
. Climate Change: State of Science and Adapting to the Inevitable, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY, 2008
. Fourth Assessment Report on Climate Change, Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY, 2007
. Spitzer Tean on NYC Environmental Needs, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY, 2007
. Tri-State Weather Conference, Department of Physics, Astronomy and Meteorology, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT, 2006
. Uncertainties of Global Warming, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY, 2006
. Space Weather Presentation, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY, 2005
. Fox News Channel, New York, NY, 2004 - talk show guest discussing meteorological consulting
. State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, 2002 - guest speaker on meteorology as a career and television broadcasting
. Suffolk County Community College, Plainview, NY, 2001 - guest speaker on weather private weather consulting and the media
. Rainbow Media, Inc., Upton, NY, 2000 - meteorologist for educational video, Weather: A First Look
. American Meteorological Society Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA, 2003

Professional Affiliations:

Member of the American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA
Member of the National Weather Association, Raleigh, NC
Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY

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