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Daily Dispatch III: March 22, 2017

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017 Gordon Graham took the stage for the fourth straight year Tuesday with another fantastic presentation, "Why Things Go Right and Why Things Go Wrong." Graham's presentation centered on his time as a California law enforcement officer. He encouraged facilities to find ways to incorporate daily training to prepare for low frequency, high risk situations. He also encouraged attendees to take into consideration the way that we learn and look for ways for people to learn from their mistakes. That, along with his education as a risk manager, and experience as a practicing attorney make all of his presentations entertaining and insightful. Take a look at some of his best lines from this year's presentation from the man himself: "Get yourself a union rep!" "Potato Potato Potato Potato." "No one wants a cop in their doctor's office." "You're the guy on PCP?" "As a lawyer, I handle tragedy and I have bored you now four times with this. This is what lawyers do: When something bad happens, lawyers get involved." "Whenever I talk I'm also thinking with a risk management hat on. My whole life is pre- incident prevention. What can we do up front to prevent these problems?" "We face thousands of risks in our own operations. We face thousands of risks in what we do. Where do we get started?" "Get ready for your retirement today. Get ready for your retirement TODAY." "Sergeant Graham is nuts!" "You can tell her we did that but we're not hugging." "Get ready for your financial future. Starting thinking strategically. Think think think." "How do you make decisions? Do you have a decision-making process?" "It's bigger than safety. It's bigger than everything. Risk is ubiquitous. Everything you do in your operations involves a level of risk." "You need to go back and recognize the real risks you face, prioritize these risks, and then act. Do something to address the risks." "A single task not done right can end up with all We read it, we watch it, we follow it on social media, and we hear it every day – the news. But how is it different when the stories are about our professions, or about the aviation industry? This morning, ABC News Transportation Correspondent David Kerley will sit down with NATCA Director of Communications Doug Church for a candid discussion about Kerley's profession, including reporting on aviation, how stories are selected and produced, and how media reports can shape an industry. Kerley joined ABC News in 2004 and contributes regularly to all network broadcasts, including "World News Tonight," "Good Morning America," and "Nightline." He also contributes to ABC News' digital properties, including ABC News Radio, ABC News NOW, and Kerley reported on the disappearance of MH370, breaking the news worldwide that systems on the aircraft were intentionally shut off. He has reported on the war in Iraq, and covered two presidential campaigns, as well as several political battles on Capitol Hill. Since joining ABC News, Kerley has covered breaking news stories, including the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, several deadly mining disasters in West Virginia, and was the first ABC correspondent on the scene of the Virginia Tech shootings. In August 2005, he covered Hurricane Katrina from the eye of the storm as it came ashore in Biloxi, Miss. Following Katrina, he reported from Key West, Fla., as Hurricane Rita made landfall. Weeks later in Cancun, Mexico, he and his crew rode out more than 51 hours of Hurricane Wilma's Category 4 winds. Prior to joining ABC, Kerley spent more than 20 years anchoring and reporting in several cities. He's been honored with National and Regional Emmy Awards, a Peabody award, and Edward R. Murrow awards for coverage at ABC News. Kerley is a keen aviation buff who is always interested in telling the best aviation and air traffic-related stories. NATCA's Communications Department enjoys a great relationship with Kerley, and has worked with him on many stories about NATCA members' great work, including NATCA's Archie League Medal of Safety Award winners. In 2013, Kerley helped shepherd the story of NATCA Southwest Region Archie League Award winner LouElla Hollingsworth to production on ABC World News Tonight. Last week, Kerley did a story about Atlanta TRACON's 2017 Archie League Award winners helping pilot Cathy Lewan to a safe landing last year at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The piece provided a great, positive ending to the Wednesday evening World News Tonight broadcast. 7:30 a.m. | Registration 7:30 a.m. | Breakfast 8:30 a.m. | Welcome Steve Hansen, Chairman, National Safety Committee, NATCA 8:40 a.m. | Keynote Address Margaret Jenny, President, RTCA 9:00 a.m. | Presentation How the Media Can Shape Aviation: An Interview with David Kerley 9:45 a.m. | Break 10:30 a.m. | Panel The Effect of Government Regulations and Policies on Aviation Safety, Efficiency, and Growth 12:00 p.m. | Lunch Speaker: Jessica Cox Thinking Outside the Shoe 2:00 p.m. | Breakouts 13th Annual Archie League Medal of Safety Awards 6:30 p.m. | Reception 7:30 p.m. | Banquet For full agenda, see page 16 Gordon Graham: "Get Yourself a Union Rep!" David Kerley: How the Media Can Shape Aviation WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 Make sure to download the CFS App from your device's app store! David Kerley Senior Correspondent ABC News continued on page 9

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