Robert T. Hastings, Jr., Keynote Speaker
Executive Vice President, Strategic Communications and Chief of Staff
Robert T. Hastings, Jr., leads Bell Helicopter’s internal and external communications, marketing communications, branding, corporate giving, and community and public affairs. He has held senior public relations roles in several corporations, and was appointed by President George W. Bush as Spokesman and chief public affairs officer for the Department of Defense. Robert presents on Bell Helicopter’s evolving business model, innovation in the helicopter industry and how it will impact the North Texas region.
Nathan Roth, Special Guest Speaker
Assistant General Counsel
Virgin Hyperloop One
Nathan Roth is Assistant General Counsel for Virgin Hyperloop One, overseeing legal matters relating to hyperloop transportation project development and financing, as well as strategic partnerships. Prior to joining Virgin Hyperloop One, he practiced at international law firms for 13 years, most recently in the Major Projects group of Baker & McKenzie. He has extensive experience in developing and financing major infrastructure and energy projects. Nathan presents on the Hyperloop and its footprint in Texas, as well as how the technology works.
Commissioner Gary Fickes
8 – 8:45 a.m.
THE FUTURE OF SMART CITIES IN AMERICA
Alan Greer – Senior Vice President, Freese and Nichols, Inc.
Kristie Chin – Director of Civic Innovation, Texas Innovation Alliance
Stephen Coulston – Principal, Perkins+Will
Steven Duong – Associate Vice President of Design + Planning, AECOM
8:45 – 9 a.m.
9 – 9:45 a.m.
THE SKY'S THE LIMIT...OR IS IT?
Russell Laughlin – Executive Vice President, Hillwood
Al Brunner – Aviation Safety Inspector, Federal Aviation Administration
Scott Drennan – Director of Innovation, Bell Helicopter
Stan Swaintek – Head of Operations for Aviation Programs, Uber
9:45 – 10 a.m.
10 – 10:45 a.m.
Nobody’s killed the electric car...and now it’s driving itself!
Robert Hinkle – Director of Corporate Affairs, NTE Mobility Partners
Ann Foss – Principal Planner for the Department of Community Development and Planning, City of Arlington
Jon Walker – Transportation Policy Manager, Lyft
Tom Bamonte – Senior Program Manager, NCTCOG
10:45 – 11 a.m.
11 – 11:45 a.m.
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER
Nathan Roth – Virgin Hyperloop One
11:45 a.m – 12:15 p.m.
Welcome – Commissioner Gary Fickes, Tarrant County
Invocation – Senator Kelly Hancock, District 9
Pledge of Allegiance
Robert T. Hastings, Jr. – Bell Helicopter
Registration for the 9th Annual Northeast Tarrant Transportation Summit is now open.