AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather forecasting services, has appointed Rushelle Y. Bailey Esq. as general counsel, where she will leverage her extensive legal expertise to guide the company through regulatory landscapes and legal business matters.
In this role, Bailey provides strategic counsel to AccuWeather’s leadership and directs the company’s legal team. Over the course of her time at AccuWeather, she has played a key legal role in the strategic development of AccuWeather services, products, advanced technologies, commercial transactions and programs from their initial stages to successful launch. Bailey has also been instrumental in proactively managing risks related to compliance and regulatory requirements, including data protection, privacy laws, and securing and maximizing AccuWeather’s Intellectual Property portfolio.
Bailey joined AccuWeather as an assistant general counsel in 2019, working across all of the company’s weather, digital technology and data business lines. She was promoted to associate general counsel in 2022, and most recently served as acting general counsel since August of 2023 before being elevated to her current role as general counsel.
“Rushelle has been such an asset to AccuWeather since she joined the company. She has become an expert in all areas of our business, streamlined our legal processes, and provided high strategic council over the years on our most important issues. I am proud to be able to elevate one of our own to this extremely important role, and I look forward to having her alongside me on the executive leadership team,” said AccuWeather CEO Steven R. Smith.
As a member of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) committee at AccuWeather, Bailey developed a partnership with the American Geophysical Union (AGU) to reestablish the June Bacon-Bercey Scholarship for Women, named after the first African American woman to earn a degree in meteorology and became the first female meteorologist on television. She received the AccuWeather Champions of Excellence (ACE) award for leadership in 2021.
Prior to joining the AccuWeather team, Bailey was an associate at Garson, Ségal, Steinmetz, Fladgate LLP, where she served as a lead patent associate working in the engineering and technology space. Her past experience also includes roles at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and with Hon. Duane A. Hart at the New York State Supreme Court.
Bailey holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, where she graduated Cum Laude, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with honors from McGill University in Montreal, Québec.
AccuWeather, recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved over 10,000 lives, prevented over 100,000 injuries, and has saved people and companies tens of billions of dollars.
Today, AccuWeather is the most recognized and most used source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, known to billions, and is proven and verified to be the most accurate. Digitally, AccuWeather is the #1 weather destination in the world and one of the top destination sites that exist globally.
AccuWeather forecasts appear on digital signage, in 700 newspapers, are heard on over 400 radio stations, and viewed on 100 television stations. The AccuWeather Network and AccuWeather NOW® reach an audience of over 125 million on cable and streaming platforms including DirecTV, Charter Communications - Spectrum, Verizon, Philo, Fubo, Frndly TV, Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Stream, Roku, Xumo, Red Box, Rockbot, LG, and Amazon Freevee.
AccuWeather For Business serves more than half of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of other businesses and government agencies globally who pay for the most accurate weather forecasts from any source.
AccuWeather's story is one of a fanatical dedication to Superior Accuracy™, detail, creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, service, and the loyalty and commitment of scores of people who have joined AccuWeather’s center of excellence, including many who have dedicated their entire careers to AccuWeather.
Dr. Joel N. Myers, founder and executive chairman, established AccuWeather in 1962 and is considered the “father of modern commercial meteorology.” Myers, a leading creative thinker and visionary, has been named “the most accurate man in weather” by The New York Times and one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs.
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