The Honorable Earl F. Weener, Ph.D. has accepted the offer to be an SEDC 2014 keynote speaker. Dr. Weener is the 41st Member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). He was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate for a term that expires in December, 2015. Prior to serving as a member of NTSB, Dr. Weener was at the Boeing Company for 24 years. While there he held a series of Chief Engineer positions, focusing on Systems Engineering, Reliability and Maintainability, Safety, and Airworthiness. He was also involved with the development of the two-crew 747 flight deck concept and the development of the 757/767 flight decks.