As part of the management department’s ongoing speaker series, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Ambassador Michael Lawson was a guest speaker at Vaughn College on Tuesday, December 13. ICAO is a United Nations specialized agency, established by States in 1944 to manage the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention).

Management Department Chair Dr. Maxine Lubner and Federal Aviation Administration Deputy Regional Administrator Maria Stanco introduced Lawson who spoke about the function of ICAO, its history and his career track in a fast-moving industry. Lawson described highlights and the risks to expect in the industry and when to rely on your judgment.

“This profession is unlike any other out there,” said Lawson. This industry takes another approach to safety and has no tolerance for not addressing issues. Its focus is on finding out the cause of a problem or accident to identify how to prevent it from happening again to save lives.”

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