The Ohio Defense & Aerospace Forum 2020
October 6, 2020 - Virtual

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
9:00 – 9:30 AMWelcome/Opening
– Welcome remarks by U.S. Congressman Michael Turner Ohio 10th District
– Gov Mike DeWine, State of Ohio
– MG John Harris, Adjutant General, State of Ohio
-Senator Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senate
-Senator Rob Portman, U.S. Senate
9:30 – 10:00 AMKeynote – Brig Gen Heather Pringle, Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory
10:00 – 10:30 AMOhio’s A&D Strategy and Ecosystem – Joe Zeis, Aerospace and Defense Advisor, Office of Gov Mike DeWine
JobsOhio Military and Federal Strategy – J.P. Nauseef, President & CEO, JobsOhio
JobsOhio Military and Federal Sector Overview – Elaine Bryant, Managing Director,
JobsOhio and EVP Aerospace & Defense, Dayton Development Coalition
10:30 –11:00 AMCentral Ohio Panel
Moderator: U.S. Congressman Warren Davidson, Ohio 8th District
– Rear Admiral Kristin Fabry, Commander, Defense Logistics Agency Land & Maritime
– Col David Johnson, 121st Air Refueling Wing Commander, Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base
– COL Jeff Watkins, Commander, 73rd Troop Command, Ohio ARNG
11:00 AM- 1:00 PMBreak
1:00 – 1:15 PMIntroduction – John Sankovic, OAI
Ohio Representative Adam Holmes, Chair, OAATC
1:15 – 2:00 PMIndustry Panel
Moderator: U.S. Congressman Brad Wenstrup, Ohio 2nd District
– Matthew Dillhoff, Marketing General Manager- Military, GE Aviation GE Aviation
– Todd Yeatts, Manager, Government Relations, The Boeing Company
– Chris Hess, Vice President of Public Affairs, Eaton
2:00 – 2:30 PMNortheast Ohio Panel
Moderator: U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson, Ohio 6th District
– Dr. Marla Perez-Davis, Director, NASA Glenn Research Center
– Col Joe Janik, 910th AW Commander, Youngstown Air Reserve Station
– Col Todd Thomas, 179th Airlift Wing Commander, Mansfield Air National Guard Base
2:30 – 3:00 PMSouthwest Ohio Panel
Moderator: U.S. Congressman Michael Turner, Ohio 10th District
– Col Patrick Miller- 88th ABW Commander, Wright Patterson AFB
– Col Kimberly Fitzgerald- 178th Wing Commander, Springfield Air National Guard Base
– George Lecakes- Vice President & General Manager, National Security, Battelle
3:00 – 3:30 PMNorthwest Ohio Panel
Moderator: U.S. Congressman David Joyce, Ohio 14th District
– Col Michael Didio, 180th FW Commander, Toledo Air National Guard Base
– CAPT Kevin Floyd, Chief, Prevention Division, 9th District, U.S. Coast Guard
– Hank Kennedy, General Dynamics Land Systems, Joint-Systems Manufacturing Center, Lima
3:30 PMClosing Comments: Congressman Turner

Adjourn