FPAW Steering Committee

Hello, FPAW members.

As you know, we formed an FPAW Steering Committee (SC) last year. The FPAW SC will celebrate its first year of existence this coming September.

The FPAW SC terms were constructed so that about one-third of its membership rotates off every year. This means that September 30th marks the end of the current terms of four FPAW SC members. The following table lists our colleagues who are scheduled to cycle off the committee at the end of September, along with the aviation weather constituency that they represent.




Eric Avila                             



Jim Evans

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

RED and Academia

John Kosak

Northern Jet Management


Jennifer Stroozas

NWS Aviation Weather Center


Those who attended the Spring 2023 FPAW Meeting may recall that we talked about this during the FPAW Organizational Update segment, and asked folks interested in being considered for election to the FPAW SC to submit a brief CV/resume and an expression of interest to us. Four highly qualified individuals, all of whom would represent the RED and Academia constituency, have already fulfilled those requirements. In addition, two of the current committee members that are cycling off the FPAW SC on September 30th have indicated that they, too, would like to be re-elected and continue serving on the committee.

If you, too, desire to serve the FPAW community, Matthias and I would like to use this opportunity to encourage you, the members of FPAW, to self-nominate for one of the four open positions. Alternatively, if you know of someone else who you think should serve as a member of the FPAW SC, regardless of whether they are a current FPAW member, feel free to forward this email to them and have them submit their own nomination to us.

The process for self-nomination is simple: send an email to Matthias (copied) and me that contains (1) a 1-2 paragraph expression of interest in serving on the FPAW SC, including information about why you should be selected, (2) the constituency (Users, RED and Academia, Providers) that you would be representing, and (3) a current CV/resume. That’s it!

Self-nominations for the four open FPAW SC slots will be accepted through COB EDT on Friday, August 18, 2023. As soon as possible after that, we will communicate the slate of candidates to the entire FPAW community. In early-/mid-September, the FPAW SC will select the individuals who will fill the four open slots, and we will welcome them to the FPAW SC shortly thereafter.

We hope you’ll consider joining us and helping to shape the future of aviation weather!

Matthias Steiner and Matt Fronzak

FPAW Co-Chairs