Roll Call Partners With Airlines for America for Commercial Aviation Industry Summit

Washington D.C. (September 12, 2017) –Roll Call announced today, in partnership with Airlines for America, the 2017 Commercial Aviation Industry Summit, taking place Sept. 13, 2017, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The 2017 Commercial Aviation Industry Summit will bring together hundreds of influential industry leaders for a discussion on a variety of topics affecting aviation, including air traffic control reform, innovation and challenges and opportunities facing the industry in a global marketplace.

The afternoon event will feature keynote addresses from DJ Gribbin, special assistant to the president for infrastructure policy and Brad Tilden, chairman and CEO of Alaska Airlines.

“We are looking forward to hosting A4A’s fifth annual Commercial Aviation Industry Summit and are positive this year’s guests and attendees will benefit greatly from the wide-array and diverse set of discussion topics we have planned for the day,” said A4A Senior Vice President of Communications Todd Burke. “As one of the most important industries in the world, serving more than 2 million people and 27,000 flights each day, we are eager to demonstrate on a stage of our peers the important role our passenger airlines and cargo carriers have in connecting a global marketplace.”

Roll Call Live will host a discussion on Congress’ fall agenda and upcoming transportation policy debates featuring David Hawkings, Roll Call’s senior congressional editor and veteran Capitol Hill journalist, and Jacob Fischler, CQ Roll Call staff reporter specializing in transportation and infrastructure policy.

”Roll Call is thrilled to partner with Airlines for America for the Commercial Aviation Industry Summit,” said Frank Musso, senior vice president of advertising and advocacy for CQ Roll Call. “By combining the reporting expertise of the Roll Call and CQ editorial teams with A4A’s industry insight, we will offer an enlightening program for anyone interested in the future of the airline industry.”

Other featured panelists include:

  • James H. Burnley IV, U.S. secretary of Transportation from 1987 to 1989
  • Brent Cagle, aviation director, Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • Mark Dunkerley, president and CEO, Hawaiian Airlines
  • Jose Freig, managing director, government affairs and corporate security, American Airlines
  • Gary Kelly, chairman and CEO, Southwest Airlines
  • Houston Mills, director of safety, global aviation strategy and public policy, UPS
  • Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10)
  • Doug Parker, chairman and CEO, American Airlines

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About Roll Call

Since 1955, Roll Call has provided trusted, award-winning political reporting on the people and politics of Capitol Hill. Founded as the newspaper of record for members of Congress and their staffers, Roll Call has grown to be the premier source of congressional coverage for anyone with an interest in Capitol Hill. Roll Call offers incisive and forward-thinking analysis, taking readers into the inner sanctums of the most powerful leaders in Washington with: breaking news and analysis on the politics driving Congress; ground-breaking political commentary from D.C.‘s most esteemed political pros; campaign coverage and election updates, in real time and on the go; features and investigations that shed light on how government really works.

About Airlines for America

Airlines for America (A4A) advocates on behalf of its members to shape crucial policies and measures that promote safety, security and a healthy U.S. airline industry. We work collaboratively with airlines, labor, Congress and the Administration and other groups to improve air travel for everyone.

Annually, commercial aviation helps drive nearly $1.5 trillion in U.S. economic activity and more than 10 million U.S. jobs. Airlines for America (A4A) vigorously advocates on behalf of the American airline industry as a model of safety, customer service and environmental responsibility and as the indispensable network that drives our nation’s economy and global competitiveness.