Jerad Bales is the Executive Director at CUAHSI. In his role, Jerad develops and implements the overall strategy for CUAHSI, maintains relationships with its partners and creates new partnerships, and helps to ensure sustainability of the organization. Prior to joining CUAHSI, Jerad spent 25 years with the USGS, conducting hydrologic research, managing the North Carolina Water Science Center, and leading USGS water research and quality assurance activities as the Chief Scientist for Water. Jerad holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Water Resources) from the University of Texas, and a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee. Outside of work, Jerad likes to hike and go globetrotting.
Fun Fact: Jerad went bowling at the Harry S. Truman Bowling Alley at the White House.