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    • 2020-03-26
    • 08:00 - 09:30
    • Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport Terminal 1
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    Corporate Roundtable with Metropolitan Airports Commission:

    Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport Terminal 1

    8:00-9:30 AM, Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Please join us for JASM's first Corporate Roundtable of the year on Thursday, March 26, 2020! We invite you to join us for a presentation and tour provided by one of our corporate members, the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC).

    This event will feature a MAC 101 presentation by speaker Naomi Pesky, Vice President, Strategy & Stakeholder Engagement Division followed by a guided tour of the Baggage Handling Area and Airside Operations Center.

    Once you have registered for this event we will give you detailed directions to the venue within the airport.

    This event will be limited to 25 registrants so please make sure to register quickly. Furthermore, the Airport requires that we submit our registrants' information in advance to provide security passes, so we will be unable to accommodate any registrants after March 18 at 4:00 PM.


    Naomi Pesky is vice president, strategy and stakeholder engagement at the Metropolitan Airports Commission. In this role, she oversees an in-house team of professions who serve as stewards of strategy, develop strategic communications and create stakeholder champions to ensure the organization delivers on its mission, vision and strategic plan. Specific functions that are in her division include strategic communications, strategic marketing, stakeholder engagement, air service development, strategic planning and sustainability.

    Naomi has held leadership roles in corporate and nonprofit organizations. Before joining the MAC, she was vice president of external relations at Hennepin Theatre Trust, a performing arts organization in Minneapolis. Prior to that, Naomi held leadership roles at The Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundations and General Mills. She has distinguished herself in brand management, new product launches, community engagement, fundraising and revenue growth.

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    Naomi is an active leader in the community and serves on the board of Temple Israel in Minneapolis. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She also was a 2012-2013 policy fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two children.


    The Corporate Roundtable will begin at 8:00 am and is expected to end by 9:30 am. The event will take place behind the security lines, so we advise you to arrive at the security line by 7:00-7:15 am.

    7:30 – 8:00 - Registration & Continental Breakfast

    8:00 – 8:30 - Presentation - MAC 101

    8:30 – 9:30 - Tour of MAC Baggage Handling Area and Airside Operations Center

    We look forward to seeing you there!

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