Jonathan Porter

Jonathan PorterVice President for Innovation,
AccuWeather

Jonathan Porter is AccuWeather’s Vice President of Innovation and Development. In this key leadership role, Jon blends his background in both meteorology and information technology to collaborate with the world’s leading government meteorological services and other key data providers to acquire top-tier weather information and content in order to integrate the most advanced weather data and technologies into AccuWeather’s products and services.

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 Innovation and Development in 2015.

A Connecticut native, Jon has always been interested in the weather and decided  that he wanted to be a meteorologist in the fourth grade. Growing up, he was always fascinated with East Coast snowstorms.

Jon is a Professional Member of the American Meteorological Society. In 2012, he was appointed to the AMS Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting. He  also serves on an alumni committee for Penn State’s Department of Meteorology. Jon has delivered several presentations at conferences and professional meetings – specifically focused on exchange of weather data and  warnings.