Ms. Elizabeth Valenti, Owner/President of WorldWinds, Inc. Receives Innovator of the Year Award from St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation



This award is given to a local St. Tammany business or business leader who displays a commitment to the implementation of technology and innovation in product or service process or design, developing new technology, creating opportunities for innovation in the workplace and utilizing related industry to develop innovation clusters and knowledge sharing.

Brenda Reine-Bertus, Executive Director, STEDF, said, “Elizabeth Valenti and her dynamic team at WorldWinds, Inc. produce critical weather models for use by various government partners. Under Elizabeth’s direction, WorldWinds develops cutting edge technology from NASA, the U.S. Navy and the NOAA into state-of-the-art products and services that improve weather readiness and public safety. Her passion and creativity make her a uniquely innovative leader who tackles significant technical challenges to coordinate with scientists around the world.”