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11:30 Hot Topics: Planes, Trains, Automobiles & Buses, Mapping the Future

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM
Sorosis Womans Club of Orlando
501 East Livingston Street
Orlando, FL  32803

Patricia Grierson
Hot Topic Luncheons
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Planes, Trains, Automobiles, Buses, Cyclists, Pedestrians:  Our local leaders explore best options for a safe and efficient Central Florida transportation grid.



Join us as we discuss effective transportation systems vital to the prosperity of our region.  They link residents to employment, public services, shopping and social networks.  Our businesses depend on reliable transportation to maintain their networks. Tourists arrive expecting transport in a timely and organized fashion.  And most importantly, our citizens expect safe travel for themselves and their families as they utilize all modes of transportation.


Laura Kelley, CEO Central Florida Expressway Authority
Previously, Ms. Kelley served as executive director of the Florida Transportation Commission and financial manager for the Florida Department of Transportation’s $36 billion work program.

Edward Johnson, CEO of Lynx
Edward L. Johnson has more than 20 years experience in the transportation industry including 13 prior years with LYNX. Previously, he was the chief administrative officer (CAO) for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).

Nicola Liquori, Executive Director of SunRail
Before her appointment to Sunrail, Nicola Liquori was the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer for Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, which operates state toll roads and SunPass.

Moderator: Carolyn Fennell, Director of Public Affairs Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
Carolyn M. Fennell, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority’s director of public affairs, went from working the international news desk with ABC in London, to being a publicist at Walt Disney World, to watching OIA grow from 6 million passengers a year, processing travelers in a renovated Quonset hut, to the 35 million currently coming through, what Carolyn believes, “is one of the world’s greatest airports.”

Buffet opens at 11:20 AM
Program begins at 11:50 AM