HONORING THE CAREER OF DEB WARNER; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 39
(Extensions of Remarks - March 05, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                            HON. JOHN KATKO

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, March 5, 2019

  Mr. KATKO. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the career of Deb 
Warner, who retired from CenterState CEO on February 15, 2019. 
Throughout her career, Ms. Warner has utilized her policy expertise to 
empower local businesses in the Central New York region.
  Beginning her career in advocacy at the Greater Syracuse Chamber of 
Commerce in 1982, Ms. Warner took leading roles in implementing the 
Ambassador Committee, the Buy Local Committee, and the Total Quality 
Management training program. Following the Greater Syracuse Chamber of 
Commerce's merge with CenterState, Ms. Warner shifted her focus to 
growing the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) industry in Central New York. 
Most notably, Ms. Warner successfully advocated before members of 
Congress from both sides of the aisle to designate Central New York as 
an FAA UAS Test site and create the NUAIR Alliance, a non-profit aimed 
at operating and overseeing UAS testing.
  Madam Speaker, I ask my colleagues in the House to join me in 
recognizing the career of Deb Warner. Over the course of her 30 year 
career in advocacy, Ms. Warner has been a powerful promoter of our 
region. Her insight has left a permanent impact on Central New York's 
economy and has helped lead local industries to great success.