Outgoing National Transportation Safety Board Chairman to Speak at National Press Club, April 21

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deborah Hersman, outgoing National Transportation Safety Board chairman, will give her farewell address at a National Press Club Speakers breakfast on 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.

The Press Club breakfast will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.  Remarks will begin at 9:00 a.m., followed by a question-and-answer session, ending at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased by clicking here. The cost of breakfast admission is $22 for National Press Club members and $36 non-members. Tickets must be purchased at time of reservation.

National Press Club Luncheons are webcast live on press.org.  Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NPCLunch, or on Facebook at (facebook.com/PressClubDC) and Twitter (@PressClubDC). Submit questions for speakers in advance and during the live event by sending them to @NPCLunch onTwitter.  Or email a question in advance, type HERSMAN in the subject line and send to president@press.org before 8 a.m. on the day of event.

The Press Club is on the 13th floor, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Credentialed press may cover this event with ID.

About the National Press Club

The National Press Club is the world's leading professional organization for journalists with more than 3,300 members worldwide representing every major news organization. More than 250,000 people visit the Club each year to attend more than 2,000 events. The Club was founded in 1908 and is on the web at press.org.

For More Information
Melinda Cooke: 202- 662-7516 or mcooke@press.org

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