Astronaut Mark Kelly to address the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference Shane Smith and the Saints to entertain at EUFMC

Mark Kelly, a highly decorated American astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Captain, will be the featured dinner speaker at the 66th annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference on Tuesday June 4, 2019.

An American hero who exemplifies effective leadership, the importance of teamwork, and courage under pressure, Captain Kelly is a test pilot and a naval aviator. With 6,000 flight hours in more than 50 different aircraft, 375 aircraft carrier landings and 39 combat missions during the Gulf War, he is one of our country’s most experienced pilots.

Captain Kelly began his illustrious career with NASA in 1996. Spending more than 50 days in space, he flew his first of four missions in 2001 aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour, the same space shuttle that he commanded on its final flight in May 2011. He has also commanded Space Shuttle Discovery and is one of only two individuals who have visited the International Space Station on four different occasions.

The winner of the Legion of Merit, two Defense Superior Service Medals, two Distinguished Flying Crosses and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, Captain Kelly was already a celebrated American when he became the center of international attention after the January 2011 assassination attempt on his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. He is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author, an aerospace executive and consultant, and a founder of World View Enterprises, a company pioneering a new frontier at the edge of space.

From leading teams in some of the most dynamic environments imaginable, to the thrill of spaceflight, to the personal tragedy that exposed how love and devotion to family is paramount to defining and achieving success, Captain Kelly will offers insights drawn from his various and extensive experiences that are truly out of this world.

Shane Smith and The Saints will return to EUFMC in 2019 to play a special concert hosted by Leadership Sponsor Freightliner Trucks following the dinner Dessert Buffet on Wednesday evening, June 5th.

Hailing from, Austin, Texas, Shane Smith and The Saints perform what’s described as creative roots music. Their songs feature folk, rock and country styles, and the five-member band is known for its four-part harmonies, vivid lyrics and powerful vocals. Shane Smith and The Saints perform regularly across the country and abroad, and also record instrumental tracks for other artists.

Advancing Strategies For Fleet Improvement will be the focus of presentations by fleet executives, manufacturer representatives and industry experts during the educational program being planned by the EUFMC Board of Directors.


Roundtables where fleet executives address common challenges by sharing best practices and working with suppliers to find solutions

Utility Equipment Drive-Through Demonstrations with educational and technical presentations by suppliers

Equipment Show exhibits with more than 60 displays of vehicles, equipment, components and a wide range of technologies and services

A new attendance record was set at the 65th annual EUFMC in 2018 when 142 utility fleet representatives from 79 investor-owned electric utilities, electric cooperatives and electrical contractors, including 40 first time attendees and seven new utilities, attended the conference. Also in attendance were more than 330 representatives from over 100 manufacturers and service providers.


Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference: June 2-5, 2019

Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center, Williamsburg, Virginia

Registration for EUFMC will open in January 2019


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