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AccuWeather’s Barry Myers to Take Lead of NOAA

AccuWeather CEO Barry L. Myers has stepped down as officer and director and sold all his interest in the company to move into a role leading the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Myers' departure was effective Jan. 1.

He was nominated in October by President Donald Trump to become the undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and administrator of HOAA. He was approved by a Senate committee, and his nomination was forwarded to the full Senate for confirmation, but did not receive a vote before the 115th Congress expired. He will now need to be re-nominated by the president, according to a news release from AccuWeather.

Myers' decision to divest himself of any interest in AccuWeather or any related company was done in accordance with the ethics pledge have gave the U.S. Office of Government Ethics and in his testimony and comments made to the U.S. Senate, AccuWeather said.

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