Keynote Speakers

Dr. Janet Lapp, CFI, PhD 

 Dr. Janet Lapp is a 3,500 hr CFI, FAASTeam rep, and clinical neuropsychologist with a doctorate from McGill University Montreal. A Bonanza owner for over 30 years, she is an active Board member and pilot for the Flying Doctors of Mercy.

Carey Lohrenz    

As the first female F-14 Tomcat pilot, Carey was a pioneer in military aviation. Having flown missions worldwide as a combat, missionready U.S. Navy pilot, Carey is used to working in fast-moving, dynamic environments where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results. The author of Fearless Leadership: High Performance Lessons From the Flight Deck, Carey is both motivational and inspirational.

Marily Mora    

As president and CEO of the Reno- Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) since 2013,

Marily is responsible for leading and directing the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and the Reno-Stead Airport (RTS). She has 30 years of airport management experience.

Janine Shepherd    

An internationally renowned speaker, Janine’s inspiring TED Talk “A Broken Body Isn’t a Broken Person” has garnered over 1.5 million views. Janine suffered life-threatening injuries when she was hit by a truck in Australia during a training bike ride. She used flight training as her rehabilitation and recovery.

Nicole Stott    

A retired NASA astronaut, Nicole is pursuing her next adventure as a full-time artist. Inspired by her spaceflights, she uses her artwork to share her experiences through the windows of the space shuttle and space station and actively supports STEAM/STEM educational organizations.

Shaesta Waiz    

Founder and president of Dreams Soar, Inc., Shaesta is the first civilian female pilot from Afghanistan and in 2017 completed a solo flight around the world to inspire and empower young girls to pursue STEM related careers.

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