Flying through Turbulence: My Journey from Coal Country to the Water World
For 25 years Renee Martin-Nagle served as US General Counsel for European aircraft manufacturers. During the first four years, she was the sole in-house lawyer and corporate secretary for both Aerospatiale Helicopter Corporation and Aerospatiale General Aviation, before moving to Airbus Americas in 1990. She “retired” from Airbus Americas in 2011 as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Head of Environmental Affairs, Corporate Secretary and a member of the board of directors. For 23 of her 25 years in aviation she was the only female executive. While in aviation, Martin-Nagle was quite active in industry groups, serving as Chair of the ABA Forum on Air and Space Law, legal counsel to the Aero Club of Washington, board member and secretary of Women in Aviation and advisory board member of the International Aviation Women’s Association. Since 2011, Martin-Nagle has been pursuing independent, pro bono research and writing as a Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C., while also honing journalistic skills as a free-lance writer with OOSKAnews, a global water publication. With OOSKAnews, Martin-Nagle has been the official chronicler of water conferences sponsored by the governments of Germany and Abu Dhabi, and has also been conducting interviews with global water VIPs for publication by the Singapore Public Utilities Board. This event will be co-sponsored by the International Law Society and Pitt Law Women’s Association.