Jenny Dissen

Jenny Dissen

Private sector Engagement, Adaptation, Resilience, Education, Literacy and Communication, Climate services Phone: +1 828.257.3135 Email: JennyDissen@cicsnc.org Highlights 2015

Biography

Ms. Dissen is the Corporate Relations and Partnerships lead at NCICS, where she facilitates collaborations and partnerships with private-sector industry partners, government, academia, scientists, and others to understand climate information needs and applications on the adaptation timescale, as well as catalyze innovative solutions for adaptation planning.  She supports the Division Chief of Climate Information Services at NOAA’s NCEI in various activities in their regional climate services program. 

Prior to joining NCICS, Ms. Dissen worked in management consulting at Accenture, where she was an experienced manager in their North American Utilities Practice specializing in utility operations and deployment of large-scale business transformation initiatives through process improvement and technology enablement. In 2008, she supported the development of a new practice in Climate Change and Sustainability at Accenture, where she developed a new project offering in Sustainability Solutions for clients. 

To further her interests in designing climate change and sustainability solutions, Ms. Dissen then worked for the William J. Clinton Foundation in their Clinton Climate Initiative in Southeast Asia. She was responsible for developing strategies and technical projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in various waste management areas in Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia. 

Ms. Dissen is a graduate of North Carolina State University, where she earned her Masters in Civil Engineering - Environmental Systems Analysis, and Bachelors in Environmental Engineering, with a minor in Business Management. In 2014, she earned a certificate in Climate Change and Society from the MLA program at UNC Asheville. 

Publications

2019

McGuirk, M., S. C. Herring, and J. Dissen, 2018: The Climate Resilient Grid Forum. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100, 173-176. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0018.1

2015

Schreck, C. J., III, S. Bennett, J. M. Cordeira, J. Crouch, J. Dissen, A. L. Lang, D. Margolin, A. O’Shay, J. Rennie, and M. J. Ventrice, 2015: Natural gas prices and the extreme winters of 2011/12 and 2013/14: Causes, indicators, and interactions. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 96, 1879-1894. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00237.1

2013

Arguez, A., R. S. Vose, and J. Dissen, 2013: Alternative climate normals: Impacts to the energy industry. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94, 915-917. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00155.1

Presentations

2019

Dissen, J., and A. Ballinger, 2019: Climate Services in India – Moving the Needle (co-organizers, chairs). World Sustainable Development Summit, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India, 11 February 2019.

Dissen, J., 2019: Lessons Learned from Implementation of Customer Requirements Solution. AMS 99th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 9 January 2019.

Dissen, J., 2019: The U.S.-India Partnership for Climate Resilience. AMS 99th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 8 January 2019.

2018

Dissen, J., 2018: Key Findings from the U.S.-India Partnership for Climate Resilience Workshop on Development and Application of High Resolution Climate Modeling. 2018 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference, Columbia, SC, 31 October 2018.

Dissen, J., 2018: NCEI Customer Engagement Initiatives to Guide Opportunities in Innovation. 2018 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference, Columbia, SC, 30 October 2018.

Dissen, J., and A. Ballinger, 2018: Climate Projections and the Climate Analysis Tool. Workshop on Climate and Health, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India, 23-24 October 2018.

Dissen, J., 2018: Sectoral Analysis Approach. National Water Initiative Service Delivery & Decision Support Group, location, June 2018.

Dissen, J., M. Brewer, and D. Arndt, 2018: The Application of NOAA National Centers of Environmental Information Data and Information to the Legal Community. American Bar Association webinar, 6 June 2018.

McGuirk, M., J. Dissen, and S. Herring, 2018: The Climate Resilient Grid: A Report on the Forum on Energy, Climate, and the Grid. American Meteorological Society 2018 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 10 January 2018.

Dissen, J., 2018: Inspiring Engagement for Climate Resilience (session chair). American Meteorological Society 2018 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 9 January 2018.

2017

Dissen, J., D. R. Easterling, K. Kunkel, A. Kulkarni, F. H. Akhtar, K. Hayhoe, A. M. K. Stoner, R. Swaminathan, and B. L. Thrasher, 2017: GC31H-04: Key Findings from the U.S.-India Partnership for Climate Resilience Workshop on Development and Application of Downscaling Climate Projections. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 13 December 2017.

Dissen, J., 2017: The Role of Environmental Intelligence for the Energy Industry. American Meteorological Society 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology, Asheville, NC, 26-28 June 2017.

2016

Thompson, T., O. Brown, J. Dissen, 2016: Applying NOAA Big Data to Utilities – An Example. Utility Analytics Week, 31 October 2016.

Dissen, J., T. Owen, M. Brewer, E. Mecray, T. Houston, 2016: Engagement with the Energy Sector - Our Experience. 2016 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference, Charlotte, NC, September 2016.

Dissen, J., 2016: EHS, Sustainability and Climate Resilience – What’s the Connection? Research Triangle Park Foundation webinar, 8 September 2016.

2015

Dissen, J., 2015: Climate Change and Clean Energy (panel discussion). Asheville Bioneers Conference, Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, Asheville, NC, November 2015.

Brown, O., K. Kunkel, and J. Dissen, 2015: Storm Data for Utilities. Utility Analytics Storm Analytics Working Group Presentation, September 2015.

Brown, O., K. Kunkel, and J. Dissen, 2015: Opportunities in Climate Analytics for Utilities. Utility Analytics Executive Advisory Council, August 2015.

Brewer, M., and J. Dissen, 2015: NCEI User Engagement Strategy. Climate Data Record Annual PI Meeting, August 2015.

Dissen, J., 2015. American Association of State Climatologists Annual Meeting, Skamania, WA, 1 July 2015.

Dissen, J., J. L. Privette, T. G. Houston, D. P. Brown, K. Gleason, and R. A. Leduc Clarke, 2015: A New Approach to Climate Services at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). 2015 AMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 7 January 2015.

2014

Dissen, J., T. Houston, and J. Margolin, 2014: Climate Change & Variability – Data Sources, Accessibility, and Use. Georgia Environmental Conference, Jekyll Island, GA, August 2014.