Water Industry Luncheon

Tuesday, June 14, 2022  | Noon-1:15 p.m. | Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Tickets $60 each | Full tables are also available for purchase.

Keynote Speaker

Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour
America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot

Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour propelled herself from beat cop to combat pilot in a record-breaking three years and became America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot. FlyGirl's fresh, edgy style, highly contagious energy and unique, gutsy essence moves people to action. She has inspired countless organizations and individuals to make gutsy moves and create breakthrough results. 

A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, FlyGirl holds two honorary doctorates, was a Diversity Liaison Officer to the Pentagon for Headquarters Marine Corps and is a member of the COMCAST/NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Council. She has received numerous awards as a pioneering pilot, for her commanding role in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. 

She was the first Marine Corp African American female pilot, the first African American woman on the Nashville Police Department’s motorcycle squad, a Camp Pendleton Female Athlete of the Year and two-time titleholder in their Strongest Warrior Competition, and a running back for the women’s pro football team, the San Diego 'Sunfire.'

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