Stephen (Steve) Bennett, J.D., is a founding partner and the chief science and products officer for San Diego-based EarthRisk Technologies. Prior to founding EarthRisk, Steve spent three years at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, where he established ties between earth systems research and energy, insurance, and financial firms. Steve has been a meteorologist since 1995, forecasting the weather and applying weather research to financial investing and media applications. He served six years at Citadel Investment Group in Chicago, where he helped launch Citadel's Global Energy Trading business, and nearly two years in research supporting natural gas trading at Enron. He also has worked with consulting companies, The Weather Channel, WeatherData, and Weather Services Corporation. He completed his undergraduate meteorology degree in 1995 from the University of South Alabama and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the John Marshall Law School in 2008. He is an active member of the American Meteorological Society's Board for Enterprise and Economic Development and Commission for the Weather and Climate Enterprise.
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