National Press Club

NTSB chairman to speak at NPC breakfast on April 21

April 8, 2014 | By Angela Greiling Keane |

NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman

NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman

Deborah Hersman, outgoing chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, will give her farewell address at a National Press Club Speakers Breakfast. Hersman will speak on Monday, April 21.

Hersman is stepping down during her third term as NTSB chairman to lead the National Safety Council. The safety board is helping probe the disappearance of a Malaysian Air plane. As chairman, Hersman has focused on distraction in drivers, pilots and other transportation operators and presided over the longest period without a crash in the history of U.S. commercial aviation.

Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., with remarks beginning at 9 a.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 10 a.m.

Tickets cost $22 for Press Club members (NPC Members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $36 for all other non-member tickets.

Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here.

For questions, please email or call (202)662–7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

To submit a question in advance, put NTSB the subject line and email to before 7:30 a.m. on the day of the breakfast.

Upcoming speakers:

April 14: Lewis Black, comedian

April 23: Gen. Mark Welsh, Air Force Chief of Staff (9 a.m. breakfast)

May 27: Donald Trump

May 28: Dr. Ben Carson, neurosurgeon and author