Mike Brewer is a Physical Scientist with NCEI in Asheville, North Carolina. Part of the Center for Weather and Climate’s Information Services Branch, Mike is the Chief of the Customer Engagement Section. He is responsible for connecting users and customers to the data they need to make decisions, conduct their business, or address their issues. Mike is also responsible for overseeing the capture of customer requirements, documenting and reporting on user analytics, and for capturing the economic value of NCEI data to various sectors. Mike’s 16-year career in NOAA has included stints at National Weather Service Headquarters and in NCEI’s predecessor, NCDC, operating the web presence for the US Drought Early Warning System and the Global Drought Information System. Prior to NOAA, Mike was in charge of the climate research program in the Center for Vector-Borne Disease at the University of Rhode Island and was on the faculty at The George Washington University. Mike holds a PhD in Climatology from the University of Delaware. In addition to numerous Department of Commerce awards, Mike was the Weather Channel Geek of the Week in July 2015.