Doug Kluck is the Central Region Climate Services Director for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Doug is from Nebraska but has lived in Kansas City since 2000. He has worked for NOAA since 1992 including the National Weather Service and National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Doug's region covers 16 states from Colorado to Michigan (north central U.S.). Doug's responsibilities include collaborating, coordinating and informing on climate service activities among federal, state, tribal, academics and private interests in the region. Public engagement activities include the interpretation or translation of complex and mutli-faceted climate information, climate monitoring, directing research as well as education and capacity building. During extreme climate events, such as drought and major flooding, Doug coordinates regional information response, attribution and assessment with core partners like the American Association of State Climatologists (AASC).