Dr. Thomas Graziano is the Director of the Office of Water Prediction (OWP) within the National Weather Service (NWS). The OWP collaboratively researches, develops and delivers state-of-the-science national hydrologic analyses, forecast information, data, decision-support services and guidance to support and inform essential emergency services and water management decisions nationwide. Tom has held numerous leadership roles over 33 years of Federal service, most recently serving as the Chief of Staff for the National Weather Service, from November 2013 to January 2016. From 2000 to 2013, Tom worked in hydrologic services, most notably as the Chief of the Hydrologic Services Division at NWS Headquarters. Tom was deeply involved in the implementation of the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service and the programmatic plans and construction of the new National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, AL. Tom holds a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from North Carolina State University (1995), a Master of Science degree in Meteorology from Penn State University (1985), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from Northern Illinois University (1981).