Secretary Anthony F. Keating, IIIKeynote Speaker

Anthony Francis “Chip” Keating III, has been a principal with Keating Investments, a real estate and oil and gas investment company, since March 2010. He is also a General Partner of Energy 11, L.P. and Energy Resources 12, L.P., both public, non-traded upstream oil and gas partnerships. He currently serves as Governor Stitt’s Cabinet Secretary of Public Safety for the State of Oklahoma. He is also a board member and immediate past president of The Children’s Hospital Foundation, Founder and President of the Oklahoma State Troopers Foundation, Secretary of University Hospitals Authority Trust appointed by the Pro Temp of the Oklahoma State Senate and a director of OU Medicine, Inc. Mr. Keating recently served as a Director and Gubernatorial appointee of The Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System. Prior to
founding Keating Investments, Mr. Keating served as the Real Estate Development Manager for Chesapeake Energy Corporation in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from March 2007 to March 2010. Prior to joining Chesapeake, Mr. Keating worked as a commercial real estate broker with Trammell Crow Company from August 2004 to March 2007. Before joining Trammell Crow
Company, he spent just over three years as an Oklahoma State Trooper from May 2001 to August 2004 and is a graduate of the 53rd Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy. Mr. Keating received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Keating has been married to his wife Brittney for fourteen years and has three children, Callie, Frankie and Mary Katherine.

Secretary Anthony F. Keating, IIIKeynote Speaker

Anthony Francis “Chip” Keating III, has been a principal with Keating Investments, a real estate and oil and gas investment company, since March 2010. He is also a General Partner of Energy 11, L.P. and Energy Resources 12, L.P., both public, non-traded upstream oil and gas partnerships. He currently serves as Governor Stitt’s Cabinet Secretary of Public Safety for the State of Oklahoma. He is also a board member and immediate past president of The Children’s Hospital Foundation, Founder and President of the Oklahoma State Troopers Foundation, Secretary of University Hospitals Authority Trust appointed by the Pro Temp of the Oklahoma State Senate and a director of OU Medicine, Inc. Mr. Keating recently served as a Director and Gubernatorial appointee of The Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System. Prior to
founding Keating Investments, Mr. Keating served as the Real Estate Development Manager for Chesapeake Energy Corporation in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from March 2007 to March 2010. Prior to joining Chesapeake, Mr. Keating worked as a commercial real estate broker with Trammell Crow Company from August 2004 to March 2007. Before joining Trammell Crow
Company, he spent just over three years as an Oklahoma State Trooper from May 2001 to August 2004 and is a graduate of the 53rd Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy. Mr. Keating received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Keating has been married to his wife Brittney for fourteen years and has three children, Callie, Frankie and Mary Katherine.

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Dr. Kevin KloeselSuper Session Speaker

Director, Oklahoma Climatological Survey

University Meteorologist, OU Office of Emergency Preparedness

Associate Professor, College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences

B.S., Engineering Science, University of Texas at Austin, 1984

M.S. and Ph.D., 1990, Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University
Kevin is responsible for providing weather forecast and weather safety information to the OU Office of Emergency Preparedness before, during and after weather threats of all types on the OU Campus. He also provides support to the OU Executive Policy Group in severe and winter weather situations in order to facilitate campus protection and closure decisions. He develops and leads high-impact weather safety training on the OU campus for its over 30,000 students, faculty and staff, and for the over 40,000 pre-collegiate students that call OU home during summer sports and academic camps.

In addition, Kevin serves as Director of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, one of the largest such Surveys in the country. OCS is charged with providing weather and climate data, analysis and expertise to stakeholders and decision makers throughout the state, and operates the Oklahoma Mesonet weather observing network. He also serves on the State of Oklahoma Hazard Mitigation Task Force.

Kevin is a tenured Associate Professor with teaching and research interests ranging from synoptic meteorology to societal impacts and decision-making in weather-impacted situations. He led the teams that won the Innovations in American Government Award from Harvard University and the Ford Foundation for their work with the emergency management community in Oklahoma, as well as awards from the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. Kevin was awarded the American Meteorological Society's 2015 Charles E Anderson Award for "over two decades of dedication to engaging minority and underrepresented groups through community outreach and academic leadership."

Kevin works directly with thousands of K-12 students and teachers, as well as hundreds of emergency management agencies in finding appropriate applications for weather data in local education, decision-making, and weather safety planning. He has provided numerous training workshops to improve weather forecasting and decision making in Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan and Nigeria, as well as weather preparedness training to the NFL, NCAA, NASCAR, and numerous sports venues, concert halls and amusement parks throughout the country.

A frequent guest on local, state and national radio and television programs, he has appeared on the National Academies of Science Distinctive Voices, NPR's Talk of the Nation, the Tavis Smiley Show, WeatherBrains, ABC Nightly News, The Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel, WxGeeks, the BBC, and dozens of local radio and TV shows from coast to coast. He has also provided keynotes at the National Tornado Summit and the SXSW Eco Conference. He has served on two National Academies of Sciences panels reviewing weather forecast performance for the nation, and works closely with the Norman Chamber of Commerce and Norman Economic Development Coalition to provide support for the growing private weather and climate enterprise in Norman. He also served as a content designer for Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm children's museum exhibit that is currently touring the US. Kevin formerly served as an Associate Dean and led the National Weather Center's outreach, tour and visitor programs from 2006-2014.

While a tenured faculty member at Florida State University, he served as a research fellow with the Cooperative Institute for Tropical Meteorology, and co-directed an outreach project, EXPLORES!, which provided NOAA satellite data ingest capabilities to over 200 schools throughout Florida, as well as opportunities to fly teacher-developed payloads on NASA's Space Shuttle.

Dr. Kevin KloeselSuper Session Speaker

Director, Oklahoma Climatological Survey

University Meteorologist, OU Office of Emergency Preparedness

Associate Professor, College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences

B.S., Engineering Science, University of Texas at Austin, 1984

M.S. and Ph.D., 1990, Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University
Kevin is responsible for providing weather forecast and weather safety information to the OU Office of Emergency Preparedness before, during and after weather threats of all types on the OU Campus. He also provides support to the OU Executive Policy Group in severe and winter weather situations in order to facilitate campus protection and closure decisions. He develops and leads high-impact weather safety training on the OU campus for its over 30,000 students, faculty and staff, and for the over 40,000 pre-collegiate students that call OU home during summer sports and academic camps.

In addition, Kevin serves as Director of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, one of the largest such Surveys in the country. OCS is charged with providing weather and climate data, analysis and expertise to stakeholders and decision makers throughout the state, and operates the Oklahoma Mesonet weather observing network. He also serves on the State of Oklahoma Hazard Mitigation Task Force.

Kevin is a tenured Associate Professor with teaching and research interests ranging from synoptic meteorology to societal impacts and decision-making in weather-impacted situations. He led the teams that won the Innovations in American Government Award from Harvard University and the Ford Foundation for their work with the emergency management community in Oklahoma, as well as awards from the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. Kevin was awarded the American Meteorological Society's 2015 Charles E Anderson Award for "over two decades of dedication to engaging minority and underrepresented groups through community outreach and academic leadership."

Kevin works directly with thousands of K-12 students and teachers, as well as hundreds of emergency management agencies in finding appropriate applications for weather data in local education, decision-making, and weather safety planning. He has provided numerous training workshops to improve weather forecasting and decision making in Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan and Nigeria, as well as weather preparedness training to the NFL, NCAA, NASCAR, and numerous sports venues, concert halls and amusement parks throughout the country.

A frequent guest on local, state and national radio and television programs, he has appeared on the National Academies of Science Distinctive Voices, NPR's Talk of the Nation, the Tavis Smiley Show, WeatherBrains, ABC Nightly News, The Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel, WxGeeks, the BBC, and dozens of local radio and TV shows from coast to coast. He has also provided keynotes at the National Tornado Summit and the SXSW Eco Conference. He has served on two National Academies of Sciences panels reviewing weather forecast performance for the nation, and works closely with the Norman Chamber of Commerce and Norman Economic Development Coalition to provide support for the growing private weather and climate enterprise in Norman. He also served as a content designer for Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm children's museum exhibit that is currently touring the US. Kevin formerly served as an Associate Dean and led the National Weather Center's outreach, tour and visitor programs from 2006-2014.

While a tenured faculty member at Florida State University, he served as a research fellow with the Cooperative Institute for Tropical Meteorology, and co-directed an outreach project, EXPLORES!, which provided NOAA satellite data ingest capabilities to over 200 schools throughout Florida, as well as opportunities to fly teacher-developed payloads on NASA's Space Shuttle.

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