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

2020 ODAF Agenda

– Tentative Agenda, Subject to Change
– Speakers added upon confirmation of appearance.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
9:00 – 9:30 AM Welcome/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 (invited)
-Senator Rob Portman, U.S. Senate
9:30 – 10:00 AM Keynote – DOD Speaker
10:00 – 10:30 AM Ohio’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 AM Central Ohio Panel
Moderator: U.S. Congressman
– Rear Admiral Kristin Fabry, Commander, Defense Logistics Agency Land & Maritime (invited)
– Col David Johnson, 121st Air Refueling Wing Commander, Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base (invited)
– COL Jeff Watkins, Commander, 73rd Troop Command, Ohio ARNG (invited)
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM Break
1:00 – 1:15 PM Introduction – John Sankovic, OAI
Ohio Representative Adam Holmes, Chair, OAATC
1:15 – 2:00 PM Industry Panel
Moderator: U.S. Congressman Brad Wenstrup, Ohio 2nd District
– GE Aviation
– General Dynamics Land Systems, Joint – -Systems Manufacturing Center, Lima
– The Boeing Company
– Chris Hess, Vice President of Public Affairs, Eaton
2:00 – 2:30 PM Northeast 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 (invited)
2:30 – 3:00 PM Southwest 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
– Battelle
3:00 – 3:30 PM Northwest Ohio Panel
Moderator: U.S. Congressman
– Col Michael Didio, 180th FW Commander, Toledo Air National Guard Base (invited)
– CAPT Kevin Floyd, Chief, Prevention Division, 9th District, U.S. Coast Guard
4:00 PM Closing Comments: Congressman Turner