Scott Dimmich, MBA

I try to be a modest person, but today I want to share with you something for which I am tremendously proud and required months of hard work.

For the last 2 years, I’ve been very quiet about my accomplishment, but with a career transition imminent, now is the time to share my story.

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I am a proud graduate of Xavier University’s Williams College of Business. From January 2016 through early July 2017, I began and completed a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Intelligence.

In the fall of 2015, I looked at my career options for the future. My choices were: 1) stay where I am at and hope to advance, 2) stay in broadcasting and look for advancement opportunities elsewhere, including in other cities, or 3) choose a new career path. Someone I knew suggested I consider pursuing a master’s degree – specifically an MBA – in late 2015. It took less than an hour of research to realize that I would need to take about 15 courses to complete an MBA, and if I wanted to get an MBA and both start and complete a job search in 2 years, I would have to get moving. I immediately applied to two MBA programs, and ultimately chose Xavier. I’m glad I did.

I took 2 to 4 classes (usually 3) per semester from the spring semester 2016 through the first summer session of 2017. For a year and a half, I essentially had one night each week away from classes and coursework. Most of my vacation days in 2016 were spent studying, writing papers, or in a library. Some classes – like marketing and managerial strategy – were manageable; others – like operations management, managerial accounting, and data mining/statistical analysis – were quite difficult, mathematically intensive, and time consuming.

Balancing a full time job and school was challenging, and it was even more difficult to mix in the other facets of life. After a while, I ran out of “100 percents” to give. Some people fell away as I pursued a degree that I knew would make me stronger and increase my likelihood of career options. I have a new level of respect for how difficult business decisions can be and how much impact they can have.

I didn’t have a concentration when I first started at Xavier, but a professor of mine – who I now consider a friend – saw my love for data and gathering insights from it. He encouraged me to pursue a Business Intelligence track, where I could learn everything I could about data, the systems that handle it, and the techniques used to understand it.

In the summer of 2017, I finished my last two classes and began a job search. At the end of that search, I found a job that was a perfect fit and allowed me to merge my business intelligence acumen with my work experience in communication and forecasting. This job will also enhance my quality of life and work-life balance; working regular business hours is a sharp contrast to waking up at 1am for work, working holidays, and working weekends. Lastly, there will be many opportunities to grow, advance, and learn in my new job; growing and advancing in a sustainable company and industry is important to me.

My job search confirmed the things I believed to be important to me two years ago; most importantly, I wanted to stay in Cincinnati where my friends and family are. I worked hard to come back home to Cincinnati in 2011 after years working elsewhere and at college. I’m thankful that I will be living in Cincinnati – my hometown – for the foreseeable future.

I think it is best that I not share specifically where I’ll be working. This is not for lack of pride, but – instead – in an effort to make elements of my life more anonymous. I’m not one that needs to be in the limelight to be happy. I have never been interested in being an on-air “talent” or “personality” (the terms make me cringe); I chose to be a broadcast meteorologist so I could forecast and communicate the weather. After all, it was the Blue Ash/Montgomery/Symmes Township tornado of April 9, 1999 that caused be to revisit my career path.

I make this career transition with my head held high and with a lot more self-confidence and self-worth that I had years ago. I am working in my hometown with more than 10 years of experience and as an American Meteorological Society Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. I have the honor of being recognized, interning with, and being hired directly by Cincinnati’s greatest meteorologist. I’ve worked alongside some talented people who genuinely want to make the people around them better. I’ve worked some severe weather events I will remember for the rest of my life – most notably the deadly tornado outbreak of March 2, 2012. As an MBA graduate, I see businesses differently. I appreciate the impacts of business strategy. I see the difficulty and value in creating a sustainable competitive advantage. Perhaps most importantly: I see the ethical side of decisions and know when to spot poor ethics, unfair practices, and caustic behavior.

The weather will always be a part of life. I assure you I am still very connected to meteorology and will not be abandoning it. I still love the weather, and I always will.

I am thankful for the relationships I now have as a Xavier MBA graduate and for the friends I have made in the program. I am thankful to my friends and family for being patient and supportive of me in my career transition. Having the people I love, trust, and respect standing with me means a lot. I hope my late father is proud of me.

This is not a goodbye. This is simply a fresh start, and I hope you’ll celebrate with me.

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39 Responses to Scott Dimmich, MBA

  1. Ann Smith says:

    Congratulations Scott. That is so awesome that you chose to pursue higher education. Although I will miss you at Local 12 ( the only channel worth watching) I wish you the very best.

  2. Betty Weatherly says:

    Your Father would be very proud of you as I am sure your Mother is. I will miss seeing you. I wish you the best of everything. You deserve it.

  3. Pati says:

    WTG Scott. ✌💜

  4. Pat Buckhave says:

    Congratulations Scott, I
    will miss the Dimmich Dailys and your smiling face and forecasts on Channel 12

  5. Delores Plaiss says:

    Congrats, Scott. I know you’ll come out great in life. Yes, I’ll miss you, as you’re my favorite meteorologist. Take care and let us know how you’re doing.

  6. Shannon says:

    I am so proud of you and your accomplishments. I will miss seeing you on Local 12, but it is so important to follow your heart and the direction the Lord leads you in. When one door closes, another door will open. Beat of luck.

  7. Shannon says:

    I am so proud of you and your accomplishments. I will miss seeing you on Local 12, but it is so important to follow your heart and the direction the Lord leads you in. When one door closes, another door will open. Best of luck.

  8. Ginger Garza says:

    I am so so happy for you!!! I’m glad and proud that you made this decision! I always thought you were so professional on air, and I know that is the way you will be in your new profession. So glad you will be staying here in Cincinnati. Your mother, I’m sure, is so proud of you. I have children your age, and I can feel my motherly heartstrings pulling for the decision you made and for you of course. I wish you nothing but the best!!! Glad you made the jump to normalcy in your day to day life. My son graduated from Xavier with a degree in Accounting. Great school. Blessings to you!

  9. Robin Tidwell says:

    Congratulations ! Scott we all have to go where we are happy, and know the future will be what we worked so hard for. We will miss you, but may I wish you good luck in your future endeavors.

  10. Penny says:

    Congratulations Scott, we will miss you but i am so glad you are going to do something that really excites you. Life is short we gotta work and to work and be happy is wonderful. Good Luck

  11. Julie Courtier says:

    Congratulations Scott. You will be missed so much. I’m glad you are going to be able to remain in the Cincinnati area. God bless you. Sure a loss for WKRC.

  12. David Smith says:

    Congratulations on your life choice.
    Just be as passionate about your next journey as you were on channel 12. You got this and do great.

  13. Lou Galluppi says:

    How often have I said what an intelligent young man you are? And here we are again. Congratulations on your accomplishmen! It sounds like you will be leaving channel 12. You will be missed. Follow your heart and reach for the stars!

  14. Bob Harting says:

    Congratulations, Scott!! All the best in the years to come!!

  15. Debbie Evans says:

    We wish you all the best Scott ! We will miss seeing you on ch 12 for sure..Im sure you ve made your family so proud. GOOD LUCK

  16. Ms. White says:

    I am so happy for you Scott. You have a lot to be proud of. Congrats on a new and exciting chapter of your life.

  17. Linda Wedding says:

    We will miss you, my husband and I and have wondered where you have been, missing you on the evening news. Congratulations to you, we are very proud of you and will miss you.

  18. Mechele Napier says:

    Congrats. I will miss seeing you on the weekend weather. It is awesome that you have found what you was looking for. God always opens doors, you just have to look for them.

  19. Allen Tackett says:

    Congratulations, Scott! What an amazing accomplishment! Your on-air presence will surely be missed.

  20. Sherry Anders says:

    Congratulations!!! You will be missed….

  21. June Lewis says:

    Congratulations Scott!!! Good luck and God bless.

  22. Marie Pittman says:

    Scott, I will miss you. I look forward to your weather forecast on Local 12, but I understand you bettering yourself in in Education! I pray whatever you do in this new Journey of life you are taking that you will do well and enjoy with all your heart! Best wishes……….

  23. Amy Bentley says:

    Congrats to you on you accomplishments. Best of luck in your future endeavors

  24. Barb Brown says:

    Congratulations Scott! Best of luck in your new endeavors! You’ll be missed!

  25. Rusty M. says:

    Congratulations!!! We consider you family (even though you aren’t) through watching you all the years, and we are really so proud of you!

  26. Debbie L. Hopkins says:

    “Your Simply the Best”………..Good Luck in everything You do….!!!

  27. Brenda S. says:

    Congratulations Scott…You are now starting a new journey of which you will be very good at. You will be missed at Channel 12. I wish you the best of luck as you go on to new adventures. May God walk with you and bless you in all your new endeavors.

  28. Jack Seeley says:

    Congratulations Scott! Well done! Dale would have been so proud of your accomplishments as he loved you so much! I’m proud of your many accomplishments and look forward to hearing many more! Best of luck!

  29. Deb Young Morrison says:

    Thank you for sharing this great news and we will miss you on Local 12. Congratulations

  30. Chis says:

    Excellent life choice, Scott. Will miss seeing you regularly on Channel 12, but wish you the best of luck for your future. I hope you won’t be too “anonymous” in future endeavors. Best wishes!

  31. Debbie Centers King says:

    Good luck Scott. Congratulations on your career path. We will miss you, but glad you are following your heart life is too short. Go hold your head high and know thast my life has been blessed by yours.

  32. Jessica Webb Pike says:

    I liked watching you on the noon weather, but good for you!!! Wish you the best!

  33. Connie Clements says:

    Congrats Scott!! Miss you already on 12, I’m sure you will excell at anything you put your mind to!! I’m sure your Dad is smiling down and very proud of the man you have become. Good Luck on your new job!!!

  34. Stuart Cummins says:

    Congratulations Scott! Job well done. So hard and taxing to work full time and go to school. Homework, papers, studying. I did it for 5 years as UNION apprentice Journeymen, became Master 2001, electrician. Sometimes u just feel like quitting because u have no life outside of it all, but u just have to keep your eye on the big picture. Great job and best of luck in your new endeavors!

  35. Bev Coffey says:

    Congratulations!! But you will be missed! Your forecast was one of my favorite.. do drama, no deep breathing and sighs… just the facts!! Blessings to you and your family!

    Bev Coffey

  36. marilyn ciampone says:

    Congratulations young man. You have been a great asset to Channel 12. I always liked you your presentation of the weather. Go luck and God Bless you.

  37. Adrienne James says:

    OMG!! I am incredibly proud of you, Scott Dimmick!! Best wishes for continued success. You are an Awesome individual!!

  38. paula says:

    Congrats. You are a numbers guy and this makes so much sense for the future! You know how I feel about being in a growth industry at your age. Good smart choice!!!

  39. Robert Hare says:

    Congratulations, Scott. I am sorta slow, but am grateful to you for helping me set up my PWS in Bridgetown-Cheviot a few years ago. I know what it is like to be back in the hometown. Glad you have reached that part of your dream. I have been back six years now. Again, Congratulations on your masters degree from Xavier University.

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