Summit To feature Executives From Lockheed Martin, Boeing, NBAA
The Oklahoma Aerospace Alliance is deep into planning the
annual Oklahoma Aerospace Summit and Expo, taking place June 1 - 4
at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City this year. The Summit
will feature high-level executives, including the Director of
Federal Acquisition Policy William C. Greenwalt from Lockheed
Martin Corporation, Senior Vice President Rick Stephens from the
Boeing Company, President and CEO Ed Bolen from NBAA, and President
Craig Fuller of the AOPA.
"The Summit is known for focusing on military and commercial
aerospace; however, the agenda includes speakers from the broader
aerospace industry as well," said Mary Smith, executive director of
the Oklahoma Aerospace Alliance. "Business and general aviation,
manufacturing and unmanned aerial systems speakers are also
featured on this year's Summit agenda."
William C. Greenwalt, director of federal acquisition policy at
Lockheed Martin Corporation, will speak about "The Future of the US
Aerospace Industrial Base" at a June 2 session. Rick
Stephens, senior vice president of the Boeing Company is also
confirmed to speak. Stephens oversees all leadership development,
training, employee relations, compensation, benefits, global
corporate citizenship, and diversity initiatives at the $60.9
billion, 159,000-person company. Other confirmed speakers will come
from the NORDAM Group, Tinker Air Force Base, American Airlines
MRO, Federal Aviation Administration, Aircraft Owners and Pilots
Association and the National Association of State Aviation
Officials, among others.
"Anyone interested in aerospace or wishing to do business with
aerospace companies will benefit from attending," said Rachel
Hutchings of American Airlines MRO and chairperson of the Oklahoma
Aerospace Alliance. "The Summit is a great place to network, to
learn about business opportunities, to influence education and
training providers, as well as grow the state's aerospace
industry. Good things happen when people talk."
June 2 and 3 feature keynote speakers and breakout sessions,
with topics such as "Supply Chain Challenges," "Weapon Systems and
Future Workload," and "Threats to General and Business Aviation."
There will be networking events in the evenings. The final day,
June 4, is Education and Training Day, which will be held at the
Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics in Oklahoma City.