Speakers and Moderators


Justin Barkowski – Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, American Association of Airport Executives 
10:00 a.m., The Rogue Drone: The Threat Perspective

Randy Bass – Manager, Weather Research Branch, NextGen Aviation Weather Division, Federal Aviation Administration
11:30 a.m., Maximizing Meteorological Technologies: Opportunities for Improved Operational Planning and Decision Making

Secretary Elaine L. Chao – Department of Transportation
12:30 p.m., Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Dr. Wiebke Deierling – Project Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research
11:30 a.m., Maximizing Meteorological Technologies: Opportunities for Improved Operational Planning and Decision Making

Captain Joe DePete – President, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
9:00 a.m., Opening Session

Captain Donald Dobias – ATS Group Chair, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
11:30 a.m., Maximizing Meteorological Technologies: Opportunities for Improved Operational Planning and Decision Making

Captain Mark Eden – Pilot, ATS/Meteorology Group, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
11:30 a.m., Maximizing Meteorological Technologies: Opportunities for Improved Operational Planning and Decision Making

Don Eick – Senior Meteorologist, National Transportation Safety Board
11:30 a.m., Maximizing Meteorological Technologies: Opportunities for Improved Operational Planning and Decision Making

Aubrey Farrar – DCA FacRep, National Air Traffic Controllers Association
3:30 p.m., Painting the Corners...Prohibited Airspace and Modern Airline Operations

Captain Mark Harrison – National Advocacy Coordinator, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
4:30 p.m., Wrap-Up

Captain Eric Herman – Security Council Chair, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
10:00 a.m., The Rogue Drone: The Threat Perspective

Captain Rich Hughey – President’s Committee for Cargo Chair, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
2:00 p.m., Aviation Safety from the Ground Level

Captain Steve Jangelis – Aviation Safety Chair, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
3:30 p.m., Painting the Corners...Prohibited Airspace and Modern Airline Operations

Charlie Keegan – Chief Executive Officer, Aviation Management (former Federal Aviation Administration)
10:00 a.m., The Rogue Drone: The Threat Perspective

F/O Orion Kingman – Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Subject Matter Expert, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
10:00 a.m., The Rogue Drone: The Threat Perspective

Captain Wolfgang Koch – Aviation Security Chair, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
3:30 p.m., Painting the Corners...Prohibited Airspace and Modern Airline Operations

Larry Lachance – Vice President Safety and Quality, NAVCANADA
3:30 p.m., Painting the Corners...Prohibited Airspace and Modern Airline Operations

Craig Marech – ASAC Special Operations Airspace Security Branch, United States Secret Service 
10:00 a.m., The Rogue Drone: The Threat Perspective
3:30 p.m., Painting the Corners...Prohibited Airspace and Modern Airline Operations

Mr. Jamie Melo – Associate Director, Operations, Transport Canada
2:00 p.m., Aviation Safety from the Ground Level

Christopher Oswald – Senior Vice President, Safety & Regulatory Affairs, Airports Council International–North America (ACI-NA)
2:00 p.m., Aviation Safety from the Ground Level

Ivan Rothmansky – Flight Dispatcher, PAFCA-UAL
11:30 a.m., Maximizing Meteorological Technologies: Opportunities for Improved Operational Planning and Decision Making

Timothy Sampey – Deputy Fire Commissioner, Bureau of Operations, Chicago Fire Department
2:00 p.m., Aviation Safety from the Ground Level

Captain Jeffrey Sedin – AGE Group Chair, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l
2:00 p.m., Aviation Safety from the Ground Level

Angela Stubblefield – Deputy Associate Administrator for Security & Hazardous Materials Safety, Federal Aviation Administration 
10:00 a.m., The Rogue Drone: The Threat Perspective

Mr. Joseph Szwalek – Associate Director General, Civil Aviation, Transport Canada
9:00 a.m., Opening Keynote Speaker

Captain Brian Townsend – Principal, Technical Pilot/Flight Operations, American Airlines & P-56 Working Group Chair
3:30 p.m., Painting the Corners...Prohibited Airspace and Modern Airline Operations

Bradley Wilcko – Air Traffic Controller, National Air Traffic Controllers Association 
11:30 a.m., Maximizing Meteorological Technologies: Opportunities for Improved Operational Planning and Decision Making