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Railway Interchange keynote: Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Vernice Armour, a motivational speaker who served as America’s first African-American female combat pilot, will give the keynote address at the Railway Interchange 2019 exhibition and technical conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Armour will address the general session on Monday, Sept. 23.

“Leveraging her ‘Breakthrough Mentality’ and ‘Get Gutsy’ mindset, Vernice ‘FlyGirl’ Armour propelled herself from beat cop to combat pilot in a record-breaking three years and became our nation’s first African-American female combat pilot,” the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) noted. “As featured on CNN, MSNBC, The View, FOX News, Oprah Winfrey and others, FlyGirl’s fresh, edgy style, high, contagious energy and unique, gutsy essence moves and inspires her audiences. Since 2007, she has inspired countless organizations and individuals to create breakthrough results.”

Railway Interchange 2019 combines the technical and education conferences of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and a partnership between the RSI and Coordinated Mechanical Associations. The event also features a major exhibition showcasing the latest technology, services, and research by members of the Railway Supply Institute, the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), and Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI).

The event organizers noted that “more than 75% of exhibition booth space has been sold; sponsorship sales are ongoing.” Registration and hotel reservations for Railway Interchange 2019 will open on April 2.

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