Retired Regional Deputy Director, NOAA, National Weather Service Pacific Region
Ed Young retired as Deputy Director of the National Weather Service (NWS) Pacific Region. In that position, he had responsibility for weather forecast and data collection offices in Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau, as well as the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, and the International Tsunami Information Center, both in Honolulu
Mr. Young is a strong proponent for building telecommunications capacity, particularly for delivery of critical hazard messages to remote Pacific Islands. He was one of the founders of the Executive Council (Navigators) for the Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana.
In 2013, Ed was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service by the Honolulu Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He serves as President of the Pacific Ocean Chapter of Blacks of Government (BIG), and is on the Board of Directors for the African American Diversity Cultural Center of Hawaii.
Emergency Communications Workshop: Reimagining Emergency Telecoms (First Session)
Sunday, 17 January 2016