Announces Former JetBlue COO As Speaker At Third Annual Weather and Climate Security Event announced Jeff Martin, CEO of Aero Design Labs and a former executive at JetBlue, WestJet, and Southwest will speak at the third annual ClimaCon event.

Martin will provide in-depth knowledge and insight into the aviation industry’s path to carbon-neutral, the importance of adopting new, innovative technologies, and what airlines can expect to face this upcoming year in regard to weather concerns.

As president and CEO of Aero Design Labs, Martin has over 30 years of executive leadership in the airline/MRO sector, having served as the chief operating officer for Westjet Airlines, the executive vice president of operations for JetBlue Airways, and the vice president of OCC Operations at Southwest Airlines. Martin is also a United States Air Force veteran who served as an officer/military pilot.

In addition to his executive responsibilities, Martin is captain qualified on the DC-10-30, Boeing- 737, and Airbus 320/321 fleet of aircraft. He served on the Congressional NextGen Advisory Board, MITRE Advisory Group, and led the audit committee for Lasalle Hotels as an independent board member. He is also a past recipient of the Williams Trophy Innovation in aviation award for his efforts in airspace modernization and airline carbon reduction.

“Jeff and his team bring a critical perspective on the importance of airlines adopting new technologies while also driving sustainable operations,” said Scott Gilmore, general manager of aviation with “His extensive knowledge in the aviation industry makes his insight invaluable for any aviation professional.”

Martin will join Dan Slagen,’s chief marketing officer at ClimaCon 2022 on May 11. The virtual conference is a two-day event that brings together the brightest minds and most notable voices across all industries to discuss topics like global weather impact, weather intelligence, ESG, sustainability, and climate adaptation and security.