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At ATCA Annual, we pride ourselves on attracting the most cutting-edge and influential speakers in our field.
Please take a look below at our roster for keynotes, moderators, and panelists for the 63rd Annual taking place September 30 – October 3, 2018.
ATCA Annual Speakers
Joe Bertapelle, Director of Strategic Airspace Programs Leads New Yorks Hometown Airlines efforts to develop and improve upon airspace management strategies, focusing on how NextGen airspace technology will affect JetBlue. As a result JetBlue is recognized as a leader in operational deployment and successful implementation of Next Gen initiatives. JetBlue was the first to certify and install ADSB-out 260B transponders and demonstrates operational benefits in the Gulf of Mexico. Joe joined JetBlue in 2007 as Director of System Operations. Early on, his team re-engineered the airlines System Operation Centers process, structure and procedures, and achieved improved operational reliability. From 2004 to 2007, worked for the MITRE Corporation, Center for Advanced Aviation System Development, a Federal Funded Research Development Company. In the 28 years prior, Joe worked for American Airlines in their System Operations Control Center in various levels of leadership and responsibility. Joe has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Meteorology from St. Louis University.
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06 Jun 2018
Hon. Linda Hall Daschle Named 2018 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Winner
The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) is pleased to announce that former FAA Acting Administrator Linda Hall Daschle has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award, one of the most prominent awards in aviation and ATCA’s highest honor.
A pioneer for women in air traffic management, Daschle was the first female to hold the post of Acting Administrator for the FAA. She began her aviation career in Kansas nearly 45 years ago as a licensed weather observer for the agency. In 1993, she was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the US Senate for the position of FAA Deputy Administrator. One of her first tasks involved an assessment of the agency’s key air traffic modernization program called the Advanced Automation System which was eventually overhauled, saving the agency an estimated $1.6 billion. She also oversaw the advancement of new regional airline safety regulations and conducted a review of the agency’s safety and surveillance program, which resulted in one of the single largest hires of new safety inspectors in FAA history.
Ms. Daschle has held numerous government and private-sector leadership positions, including with the American Association of Airport Executives, the Air Transport Association, the former Civil Aeronautics Board, and with the law firm of Baker Donelson. She is currently President of LHD & Associates, Inc, and serves on the board of Aireon, LLC.
In accepting the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award, Ms. Daschle joins aviation greats, including Delta’s Richard Anderson, NATCA President Paul Rinaldi, the Hon. Jane Garvey, Boeing’s Neil Planzer, former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, and pilot A. Scott Crossfield. (View press release HERE.)
Tickets will be available this month. For more information, visit https://www.atca.org/glengilbert
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