Jeffrey K. Lazo is an independent consultant focusing on the communication, use, and value of weather information and the economic impact of severe weather events including developing economic metrics for evaluation of the benefits of improved forecasting for solar energy, developing expert elicitation approaches for benefit estimates of improved hydrometeorological services in developing countries, and benefit cost analysis of programs to enhance weather forecasting. He was Director of the Societal Impacts Program (SIP) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado from 2004 to 2017. Working with The World Bank, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and USAID, Jeff is a co-author for a comprehensive guidance document on benefit cost analysis for national hydrometeorological services. Jeff currently leads the benefit-cost analysis of national hydrometeorological services in Mozambique, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nicaragua, and Honduras. He is former editor of the American Meteorological Society journal Weather, Society, and Climate.