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2012.11.01 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

UNO Invites Aviation Ambassador for Durham Lecture Nov. 27

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Aviation Institute is set to welcome Duane Woerth, U.S. Ambassador to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), to the Durham Distinguished Guest Lecture Series on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Ambassador Woerth will speak at the lecture series, which begins with a 6:30 reception before the official program begins at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine St.

Parking will be available on site.

As part of Woerth’s attendance, he is being honored as this year’s recipient of the William F. Shea Distinguished Contribution to Aviation Award. The award is named after the Aviation Institute’s founding director and given to those who have made a significant contribution to aviation both locally and nationally.

Ambassador Woerth has served in his current role since September 2010. In his role as the U.S. representative on the ICAO, Woerth guides U.S. participation in the organization, which develops and promotes standards and practices for the safety, security and environmental sustainability of international civil aviation.

Prior to his appointment, Woerth was co-founder and senior vice president at an Internet advertising agency in Omaha, Neb.

Those interested in attending the event should RSVP to the Aviation Institute, 402.554.3424 or unoaviation@unomaha.edu, by Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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