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2020 Central Ohio Engineers Week Luncheon

February 20, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center
10561 Sawmill Parkway
Powell, OH 43065
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2020 Central Ohio Engineers Week Luncheon

Columbus Regional Airport Authority

Registration will begin at 11:00 AM. Lunch program to begin at 12:00 PM. Deadline for registration is February 14 at noon. Advanced registration and payment is required. Late registrations may not be accepted.

Registration questions, contact our coordinator for this event,

Brian Moore
100 E. Campus View Blvd., Suite 230, Columbus, Ohio
Phone: (614) 747-6036
Email:  [email protected]
Checks Payable to APWA Central Ohio

About the Presentation

Topic: Engineers: Pioneers of Progress

Each year in Central Ohio, we celebrate the work of Professional Engineers by observing National Engineers week, a celebration dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce.

This year we will be hosting an in depth presentation on the CRAA current expansion and the engineering profession. Join fellow engineering colleagues and students for an excellent networking and mentoring opportunity, as well as a delicious meal during the presentation.

We hope to see you there!


Nathan Lee Roy Harris

Nathan Lee Roy Harris, Graduate School, The Ohio State University

Nathan Lee Roy Harris, a second-year graduate student at The Ohio State University (OSU), Department of Engineering Education (EED), has been recently awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP). The NSF GRFP is a highly prestigious fellowship awarded to graduate students who show immense promise as researchers and leaders in STEM fields.

He recently graduated cum laude from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, obtaining a Bachelor’s in Computer Science as a Gates Millennium Scholar. Nathan’s roots run deep in the Scarlet and Gray, and he is excited about the opportunity to contribute to the university. He is the fourth generation of his family to attend The Ohio State University—a tradition from which he draws strength and that he is honored to continue.

Nathan is passionate about giving back to his community. Upon receiving the Gates Millennium Scholarship, he founded the “Claiming My No Debt College Education College Preparedness” Workshop which focuses on providing resources to students (grades 5-12), parents, and guardians to help prepare them for the financial, social, medical and emotional aspects of post-secondary education and entrepreneurship. Nathan currently serves as the Youth Minister at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, appointed by the late Dr. Charles Edward Booth. He is a lifetime member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) where he has been an active member for over 10 years. Nathan has always recognized that he is his ancestors’ wildest dreams and the work that he seeks to accomplish both honors those dreams and looks forward to future generations.  

Building upon his history and experience, and through three internships at Google, Nathan realized there was a need to increase the representation of underrepresented people in tech spaces. As a result, his NSF Fellowship research focuses on broadening participation in STEM and the impact that summer K-12 Computer Science programs have on influencing students pursuits of computer science and engineering careers.  

keynote Speaker

Shannetta Griffin, PE

Shannetta Griffin, PE, Chief Commercial Officer, Columbus Regional Airport Authority, Columbus, OH

Shannetta has more than 30 years of transportation industry experience in planning, designing, constructing, managing budgets and coordinating with stakeholders on various projects, including multiple transportation facilities with an emphasis on aviation. As Chief Commercial Officer of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority – which operates passenger-focused John Glenn International, cargo-focused Rickenbacker International and general aviation airport Bolton Field – Shannetta oversees total revenue generation, including passenger and air cargo development, airline and tenant affairs, concessions management, parking and ground transportation, real estate and the country’s seventh largest foreign-trade zone.

When first arriving at the Columbus Regional Airport Authority in 2017, Shannetta drove capital planning, development and business diversity as Chief Development Officer. Many of the diversity success stories she led resulted in the organization receiving the 2019 Inclusion Champion Award from Airports Council International-North America.

To her credit, the Indianapolis Airport Authority received the same award from ACI-NA in 2016 when Shannetta was their Senior Director of Planning and Development. Shannetta is passionate about diversity and inclusion and believes that leveraging the strengths and resources of multiple partners leads to creating bigger wins and opportunities for all involved. Wherever her career path leads, she devotes herself to her life purpose of advancing women and minorities in transportation and mentoring youth to become professionals in the field. Along the way, she willingly shares her philosophy: “It’s not about the numbers, but the lives you change!”


Choice of Herb Crusted Chicken, Bacon Wrapped Maple Pork Loin, or Vegetarian entrees. Tossed Salad, Roasted Red Skin Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Coffee, Tea, and Dessert will also be provided.

CPD Hours

This luncheon is not eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.

high school students registration

Registration is free for students. Please contact our coordinator for this event,

Brian Moore
100 E. Campus View Blvd., Suite 230, Columbus, Ohio
Phone: (614) 747-6036
Email:  [email protected]


You can sponsor this event. Online sponsorship page: E-Week sponsorship


$35.00 Guest