In Plane Sight: Oklahoma's Aerospace Industry is Soaring to New Heights!

Join us for our Fall Forum & Dinner Celebration! The Skirvin Hilton has reserved a block of rooms for Leadership Oklahoma at the rate of $159 per night. Book your room by September 6, 2019 by calling 405.272.3040 or by clicking here to book online.

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2019 DLA Nomination Form

1:00 pm

The Skirvin Hilton
1 Park Ave
September 26, 2019
Oklahoma City, USA OK 73102
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm

ITINERARY
Date: SEPTEMBER 26, 2019
Seat: FIRST CLASS

Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am – TOUR OF OKC AIRPORT*

PRE-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT: Seize the opportunity for this rare look at the Oklahoma Airport Trust. Highlights include the history of the airport and the visionary leaders behind its growth, exploring the economic impact of the Trust, a look behind the scenes of TSA, a tour of the air traffic control tower, and a driving tour to see all sides of the airport, including visits with some of the tenants from the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, the Air National Guard, and other private partnerships on the Will Rogers World Airport campus. Limit is 40 people.  *Optional Activity

THE TOUR IS FULL! To be put on a waiting list, email Allyson Carson at acarson@leadershipoklahoma.com.

FLIGHT PLAN:
DESTINATION: THE SKIRVIN, OKC

FALL FORUM
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Registration: 12:30 pm

The forum will include discussions on Oklahoma’s aviation legacy, the aerospace ecosystem, the current and future climate of the business of aerospace, as well as master talks delving deeper into Oklahoma’s aerospace industry and its future impact. Below is a detailed agenda for the day:

1:00 pm – Welcome

1:10 pm – Aerospace Fly-Over
Rick Nagel, CEO, Acorn Growth Companies

1:30 pm – Oklahoma’s Aviation Legacy
Bill Moore, Historian, Producer & Author

1:45 pm – Navigating Our Aerospace Ecosystem
Mike Cooper, Chair, OK Strategic Military Planning Commission | President, Association of Defense Communities
Michelle Coppedge, Director, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center
Chase Beasley, Senior Specialist, State & Local Government Affairs, American Airlines

2:15 pm – Flying High – It’s A Soaring Business
Don Wetekam, Director, Oklahoma ACES Program (Aerospace Commerce Economic Services)
Grayson Ardies, Deputy Director, Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission

Moderator: Brent Kisling, Executive Director, Oklahoma Department of Commerce

2:45 pm – Master Talks: Turbulence & New Horizons

New Heights Requires New Solutions
Adam Pugh, State Senator, District 41 | Aerospace Consultant

Igniting the Aerospace Pathway
Paula Kedy, Executive Director, Academics and Instruction, Ada Public Schools & Student Story
Mandy Leemhuis, Director, Office of Corporate Responsibility, NORDAM & Student Story

3:45 pm Mission Possible
Harmik DerSahakian, Principal, United Dynamics, Shawnee
Chris VanDenhende, CFO, Mint Turbines, Stroud
Matt Villarreal, CEO, Infinite Composites Technologies (ICT), Tulsa

4:15 pm Flight Path for Oklahoma’s Future
Vic Bird, Director, Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission
Michael Carolina, Executive Director, Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science & Technology

4:45 pm Aerospace Ambassadors
Rick Nagel, CEO, Acorn Growth Companies

RECEPTION & DINNER CELEBRATION
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

“Aviator of the Year” – DLA Presentation
Lindy Ritz, Class I

Mission Moments
Max Ary, Director, Stafford Air & Space Museum

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Sponsor and Ticket Information

Sponsorship Levels:

Shooting Star - $10,000 Sponsorship - Company logo on the recognition video, Company logo in the event program, Company and representative acknowledged from the emcee during the forum and dinner, Prime seating for ten at forum and dinner.

Mach 3 - $5,000 Sponsorship - Company logo on the recognition video, Recognition from the podium during the forum and dinner, Recognition in the event program, Premiere seating for eight at forum and dinner.

The Aviator - $2,500 Sponsorship - Company name on the recognition video, Recognition from the podium during forum and dinner, Recognition in the event program, Preferred seating for eight at forum and dinner.

The Test Pilot - $500 Sponsorship - Company name on the recognition video, Recognition within the event program, Preferred seating for two at forum and dinner.

Individual Tickets - LOK Members - $75 Fall Forum, $75 Dinner Celebration, BUNDLE - $125

Individual Tickets - Non-Members - $100 Fall Forum, $100 Dinner Celebration, BUNDLE - $175