President, Digital Media
Steven Smith is the President &mdash Digital Media for AccuWeather and is responsible for global leadership of all AccuWeather Digital Media efforts and strategies. In this role, he has a key seat on the executive management team and drives the growth of the B2C interactive business worldwide by fostering collaboration across all company functions.
AccuWeather, with global headquarters in State College, PA, now reaches nearly 2 billion people worldwide every day through smart phones, tablets, wired and mobile Internet sites, radio, television, newspapers and the AccuWeather Network cable channel, in addition to serving 245 of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of other businesses.
Smith joined AccuWeather as a forecasting intern in the summer of 1997. In 1999, he began working full time as a staff meteorologist. Smith provided real-time weather consultation for a variety of clients in the media and commercial sector.
Smith’s strong interest in IT, combined with his passion for research and development of new products, led him to take the position of AccuWeather’s Data Acquisition Manager. His primary responsibilities included relationship management and development with outside vendors to provide core content and data services.
In 2004, Smith was promoted to Director of Systems Engineering, responsible for direct project and personnel oversight of all IT development initiatives supporting AccuWeather’s various business units. He assumed the role of CIO for the organization in January 2007. In 2013, Smith was promoted to Chief Digital Officer (CDO), and in June 2015, he was named President &mdash Digital Media.
Smith works with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research as a board member of their Community Advisory Committee for the National Center for Environmental Protection.
Born in Philadelphia, Smith earned a B.S. in meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University in 1999. In 2004, he completed Penn State’s immersive Executive Management Program, to help executives think strategically and globally.