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Saturday September 8, 2018 2pm to 4pm

ESMoA will host a moderated discussion about the future of LAX and explore creative collaborations between LAX, El Segundo, and neighboring communities.

Panelists include Los Angeles World Airports CEO Deborah Flint, El Segundo Mayor Drew Boyles, GROUNDED Curator Colin Westerbeck, GROUNDED featured artist Zoe Crosher, and Tech Analyst Sarah Chiles of Starburst Aerospace Accelerator.

Discussion will be moderated by Holly M. Crawford, Manager of Education at ESMoA. This talk will have American Sign Language Interpreters (English-to-ASL-interpretation) and is open to hearing and Deaf visitors.

You can send us your questions about LAX at [email protected].

Admission: FREE



Deborah Flint was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) in June 2015, with oversight of Los Angeles International (LAX) and Van Nuys (VNY) general aviation airports. Flint leads the team responsible for returning LAX to iconic status, creating a world class, modern airport for the modern traveler and building a transportation system that will give passengers a first-class, swift, convenient, and reliable way to access the airport. Flint’s responsibilities involve managing the largest public works project in the history of the City of Los Angeles and investing more than $8.5-billion to innovate retail, food and beverage, terminal redevelopment and create an airport wide hospitality mindset. As well, Flint oversees the development and advancement of security policies and strategies that comply with federal security regulations and provide world-class law enforcement for the protection of the public and property.  Read more about Deborah Flint.


Drew Boyles is a community leader and entrepreneur, having started, purchased, owned and operated more than two dozen businesses.  In 2016, Drew was elected to the El Segundo City Council after earning the most votes in recent history.
In May of 2018, Drew was elected Mayor by his fellow Council members. Drew is working to make the City of El Segundo the strongest, safest and most supportive community it can be, while making time for his wife, 5 kids, coaching soccer, surf sessions and ski / board trips. Drew has a goal of surfing every country in the world, even the land locked ones! As of March, 2018, 16 countries surfed.



Before moving to Los Angeles, Colin Westerbeck was a Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1986 through 2003. Since then he has written a weekly column on photography for the Los Angeles Times, contributed frequently to Art in America and taught the history of photography at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California.
From 2008 until 2012 he was the Director of the California Museum of Photography at the University of California, Riverside. Since 2011, Westerbeck has published five books on the history of photography, the most prominent being a 2017 revised third edition of his 1994 classic with Joel Meyerowitz, Bystander: A History of Street Photography.


Zoe Crosher is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles and New York. Her projects explore overlooked and forgotten histories, both real and manufactured, and concern the schism of documentary—the interstice between the presumption of truth and what that reality actually is. Named a “prominent Los Angeles artist” by The New York Times, Crosher’s work is included in various international, private and museum collections including The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Palm Springs Museum, and the Pérez Art Museum Miami. In 2012, she took part in MoMA’s New Photography show, and in 2011 she was a recipient of the prestigious “Art Here and Now Award,” awarded by the LACMA. She was the recipient of the 2015 Smithsonian Ingenuity of the Year award in the visual arts.


Sarah Chiles works for Starburst Accelerator in El Segundo as a Tech Analyst. She is in charge of bringing new, exciting aerospace startups into the Starburst ecosystem and connecting them with relevant corporate partners, venture capital firms, and strategic alliances. Sarah graduated from USC with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, and has a passion for enhancing the presence of women in STEM and aerospace, specifically.