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First female Tomcat pilot keynotes ATSSA Convention

NTSB Chair featured in Government & Legislative Insights Forum

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (Jan. 23, 2024) – Piloting a Navy F-14 Tomcat at twice the speed of sound leaves little room for error. Earning a seat in the cockpit of that carrier-based strike fighter as a woman made history.

Carey Lohrenz

Former Navy lieutenant Carey Lohrenz will share lessons from her high-risk, high-reward experiences as keynote speaker at ATSSA’s 2024 Convention & Traffic Expo in San Diego on Feb. 2-6.

The University of Wisconsin graduate will talk about succeeding in high-pressure environments during the event’s Opening General Session, which starts at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 4.

The Opening General Session also will include a tribute to the men and women killed in work zone incidents who were added to the National Work Zone Memorial this year.

The six roadway workers killed in a work zone incident on Interstate 695 in the Baltimore area in March also will be honored.

ATSSA’s core purpose is to advance roadway safety. Its 2023 convention in Phoenix drew more than 3,700 roadway safety professionals from across the globe as well as more than 220 exhibitors at the largest exposition of its kind in North America.

Jennifer Homendy

The 54th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo takes place at the San Diego Convention Center with a theme of “innovating roadways, advancing safety and enhancing infrastructure.”

On Feb. 5, National Transportation Safety (NTSB) Board Chair Jennifer Homendy will highlight a Government & Legislative Insights Forum, which will also include former U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, who represented Illinois’ 13th congressional district from 2013-2023.

The Convention offers more than 40 education sessions, the perennially popular Circle of Innovation featuring the latest advances in roadway safety infrastructure, the annual New Products Rollout where industry solutions for roadway safety are presented, and a massive display of the latest vehicles, tools and technology to advance roadway safety.



Published Date

January 23, 2024

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