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2018 - 40 Years of EMPOWERING Air Traffic Controllers

Day 1

Dr. Darden is on of the researchers featured in Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (2016), a history of some of the influential African-American women mathematicians and engineers at NASA in the mid-20th century, by Margot Lee Shetterly.


FAA Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell along with FAA Chief Operating Officer Teri Bristol join PWC's 40th Annual Training Conference for a fire side chat with PWC President Patricia Wilson and NATCA Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert. 

James Fee - Manager, Runway Safety Group and Bridget Gee - NATCA Runway Safety Representative talk with PWC.  

PWC was honored to have Keynote speaker Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO of SpaceX. Gwynne is responsible for the day-to-day operations and managing all customer and strategic relations.

President and Founder, Women in Aviation International (WAI) Dr. Peggy Chabrian 


This panel will discuss Integrating Innovations in three areas: NextGen, Commercial Space & Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Panelists include: Pamela Whitley - Acting Assistant Administrator NextGen Dorothy Reimold - Deputy Associate Assistant Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation Anthony Schneider - UAS Integration Manager


PWC was honored to have a distinguished Foundations of Professionalism Panel which consisted of topics like: Pro Stands, Human Performance, ATSAP and Partnership 4 Safety. 

PWC thanks panel members: Jeffrey Vincent - Acting Vice President for Safety and Technical Training; Steve Hansen - NATCA National Safety Committee Chair; Garth Koleszar - NATCA Professional Standards; Bob Stone - Chicago O'Hare ATM/RESPECT Initiative ATO; Jason Demagalski - Branch Manager Human Factors Division at FAA; Jay Barrett - NATCA Human Performance Representative; Chrissy Padgett - NATCA Partnership for Safety Representative; Ernesto Lasen - Senior Manager for Safety Programs, FAA


Day 2

PWC was honored to speak with this Women's emPOWER Panel. Panel comprised of: Jodie McCarthy - Vice President, Mission Support Service ATO; Lisabeth Mack - Vice President, Management Services ATO; Shelly Mlakar - Senior Advisor, ATO Labor and Employee Development. Moderated by Maria Hofbauer

PWC was honored to have Annie Andrews - FAA Assistant Administrator for Human Resource Management and Courtney Wilkerson - FAA Acting Assistant Administrator Civil Rights sit down with PWC's Christina Calvert for a fire side chat.

Kendra Kincade - NavCanada; Founder and President, Elevate Aviation.

PWC was honored to have Jessica Grounds, Co-Founder of Mine the Gap, speak with PWC about how to equip today's leaders with the strategy and tools to create and sustain gender-inclusive environments.

Richard Kennington - NATCA Lead on FAA/NATCA Recurrent Training spoke with PWC at the 40th National Training Conference.

PWC spoke with Tim Arel - FAA ATO Deputy Chief Operating Officer; Jeff Planty - Deputy Vice President, System Operations Services; Jeff McCoy - Deputy Vice President Technical Operations; Vanessa Shinners - Air Traffic Safety Oversight Services (AOV) and FEMA Volunteer, about their part in the historical storm events that plagued the NAS in 2017.