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Captain "Sully" Sullenberger


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Captain “Sully” Sullenberger
“Miracle on the Hudson” Captain and Best-selling Author
Part of The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series

Grand Upton Hall speaker-only tickets - $70
Mainstage tickets - $50

While he is best known for serving as Captain during what has been called the “Miracle on the Hudson,” Captain “Sully” Sullenberger is a safety expert, speaker, and author. He serves on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee for Automation in Transportation and still flies privately. Captain Sullenberger became internationally renowned on January 15, 2009, when he and his crew safely guided US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in New York City’s frigid Hudson River. He is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters and also wrote Making a Difference: Stories of Vision and Courage from America's Leaders. Captain Sullenberger will share his story of dedication, hope, and preparedness when he speaks about “208 Seconds: A Lifetime of Lessons.”

The Grand Upton Hall experience includes the broadcast of a 20-minute Q&A session with the speaker from Mainstage followed by the in-person presentation and Q&A session in Grand Upton Hall.

The Mainstage experience includes complimentary appetizers and cash bars in the lobbies beginning at 6 pm. The in-person welcome and 20-minute, in-person Q&A with the speaker begins at 7 pm followed by the broadcast of the presentation and Q&A session from Grand Upton Hall.