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Joe Keegan

Director, Mobility Transformation, Product Strategy, and Future Airplane Development - Boeing Commercial Airplanes



The Second Century of Aerospace: 
Innovating the Future of Air Travel




In May 2018, Joe Keegan became Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ first Director of Mobility Transformation. In this role he reports to the Vice President of Product Strategy and Future Airplane Development. He has responsibility for the development of new concepts, technologies and configurations that will help drive Boeing into its second century.

Previously, Joe served as the Commercial Airplanes Product Development leader for systems and technology. He led a team responsible for research and development of new and derivative airplane systems and advanced technologies. 

Earlier, Joe led Features Development and has held leadership positions during the development of the 777X, 787 and 737NG, implementing the latest innovations. He joined The Boeing Company in 1988 and began his career on the development of the original 777.

Joe holds a bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Idaho. 

David Guzinsky

Vice President, Boeing Programs, Dassault Systèmes


How do Suppliers Increase Efficiency from Bid to Delivery



In David’s current role, he leads the Program Business Operations (PBO) and Program Management Office (PMO) in the execution of the Boeing 2CES Contract.  David is responsible for interacting with executives from both The Boeing Company and within Dassault Systemes in the performance of his duties, defining strategy, developing execution methods and best practices, with focus on PLM/MOM/ERP architecture, integrations, program operations (HR/Staffing, Finance, Integrated Master Schedules (using SAFe/AGILE methods on the 3D EXPERIENCE Platform), Governance, Contracts, and SubContracts.

Curt Blake

CEO, Spaceflight Industries

Curt Blake is chief executive officer of Spaceflight’s launch services group and previously served as senior vice president and general counsel. Curt has led efforts to expand Spaceflight’s global network of launch service providers while building relationships with key commercial-, civilian- and defense-related customers. Over the last several years, Curt oversaw the company’s growth from its early commercial rideshare launches on the Antares and Soyuz vehicles to become the industry’s rideshare leader and the world’s first commercial spaceline.

Rob Hodgman

Senior Aviation Planner, WSDOT


WSDOT Support for Emerging Tech



More info coming soon!

Michael Edmonds

Senior VP of Strategy, Marketing and Sales - Blue Origin



Blue Origin: Washington Origin



Scott Michael Edmonds serves as Vice President of Strategy and Business Operations at Blue Origin, a private space company developing vehicles and technologies that dramatically improve access to space for people and payloads.

Michael Edmonds joined Blue Origin in November of 2018. Michael transitioned to Blue from Honeywell, where he most recently served as President of the Aerospace Services & Connectivity Business.

In his 18 years at Honeywell, Michael held roles across multiple functions in the United

States and abroad, including marketing, pricing, customer support, supply chain, business development and general management.

Michael has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Illinois State University and earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Illinois. Michael is a Six Sigma Black-belt.

tom Gibbons

Interim CEO and CCO, APiJET

Tom has over 25 years of experience leading global Fortune 500 companies in areas of strategic incubation, software, services and hardware development, marketing and sales in consumer products, enterprise platform and aviation technologies. He is a former senior executive at Microsoft where he was a corporate Vice President with responsibility for businesses as diverse as WindowsEmbedded, XboxLive and PC Accessories. Tom is on the Board of Directors of the Museum of Flight and is an avid private pilot.

Scott Everling

Product Business Development Manager, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence


Achieving increased efficiencies in Aerospace with innovative hybrid metrology/robotic cells



Scott has worked in the Metrology industry for more than two decades solving precision manufacturing measurement problems in a wide variety of industries.  His background includes several years chasing precision at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and operating a measurement consulting and programming firm concentrating on Automotive and Aerospace powertrain applications.

Scott holds a mechanical engineering degree from Cornell University.

Rachel Parker Sealy

Partner lead for PwC Advisory's A&D Blockchain Solutions


What the aerospace industry doesn't know about its planes is costing it serious money: how blockchain can help




With a degree in applied mathematics and economics, Rachel leads PwC’s efforts focusing on the applicability of emerging technology and blockchain to identify the nose-to-tail configuration of an aircraft – capturing the planes, their constituent parts, as well as aircraft-related personnel.

Lee Human

President & CEO, AeroTEC

AeroTEC Founder and President Lee Human is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Engineering. He has earned credentials as an FAA DER, as well a private multi-engine instrument pilot's license. Prior to starting AeroTEC in 2003, Lee was the flight test manager at Aviation Partners Boeing and a lead engineer at Aircraft Engineering Specialists.

Liz Weber

Director, NuWest Group Holdings, LLC


Innovation Talent Trends in Aerospace



More info coming soon!

Jamco Presents

Jamco's road to improving aircraft seat product offerings with extended reality

Allen Gipson

 Vice President Operations and R&D, Jamco America

Allen believes that the most innovative design solutions are also the most obvious. The discovery of these innovations takes tireless efforts by outstanding individuals. Most recently Allen has been honored to lead the team developing Jamco's recently introduced Venture business class seat.

John Cornell

Manager of Product Research & Development, Jamco America

With a passion for innovation John has spent the last 13 years at Jamco completing various aerospace interiors projects and now leads an R&D team developing new commercial premium class seats products, features, and services.

Michael Hoffman

Founding Partner, Object Theory

Michael Hoffman is co-founder of Object Theory, a Mixed Reality agency with a focus on strategy, platform solutions and custom services. Object Theory is one of Microsoft's longest standing partners in their Microsoft Mixed Reality Partner (MMRP) program, since before the HoloLens release. Prior to forming Object Theory, Michael led the creation of showcase experiences for Microsoft HoloLens as a Principal Engineering Lead on the HoloLens team. His work includes some of the remarkable applications created for Autodesk, Trimble, and JPL/NASA Curiosity Mars rover mission planning. Michael's experience also includes positions at Google and Nike Digital Sport, as well as leading delivery of platform solutions in publishing, biotech, mass storage and telecom.


Legislative Panel


Insight Into Olympia 



Senator Marko Liias

21st Legislative District


Senator Shelly Short

7th Legislative District


Representative Larry Springer

45th Legislative District


Representative Drew Stokesbary

31st Legislative District

Higher Education Panel


Aerospace technology-focused higher education and training


Kristi Morgensen

University of Washington


John Bonner

Everett Community College

Vice President Corporate & Workforce Training; Interim Executive VP for Instruction and Students Services

John leads college efforts to develop education partnerships and programs that develop and diversify the talent pipeline to fill high demand careers in our local economy.  


Larry Cluphf 

Edmonds Community College

Executive Director 

Business Training Center (BTC) 

Washington Aerospace Training & Research (WATR) Center

Larry Cluphf is the Executive Director BTC/WATR Center at Edmonds Community College. Larry has been as a local, State and International speaker and panelist on aerospace workforce related issues.   


Mary Kaye Bredeson

Center of Excellence

Executive Director

Center of Excellence for Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing


Dr. Jacob Murray

WSU Everett

Clinical Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for Electrical Engineering

Leadership Panel


How Washington state cities are creating business-friendly,  technology-focused aerospace environments



Mayor Dana Ralph

City of Kent


Mayor Jim Ferrell

City of Federal Way


Mayor Cassie Franklin

City of Everett


Axel Strakeljahn

Port of Bremerton

Port Commissioner

Supplier Panel


Pros and Cons of Customer Diversification


Jon Evans

Lynnette Muenzberg,

TLG Aerospace 



Ben Hempstead

Electroimpact, Inc.

Chief of Staff


Dan DeWaal

Machinists, Inc.

VP of Operations


Hilary King

Crane Aerospace & Electronics

VP of Sensing & Power Systems

Announcements & Awards

Space Industry Retention, Growth and Attraction in Washington State



Department of Commerce

2019 Aerospace Awards

Aerospace Company of the Year


Aerospace Executive of the Year

AFA Leadership Award


Next Gen

Exhibits & Booths




Dassault Playground






Jamco/Object Theory






WSU Mars Rover 










City of Federal Way


Moss Adams Charging Station


TLG Aerospace


University of Phoenix


WATR Center


Women in Manufacturing


W5 Engineering




Cirrus SR22T Aircraft


"Experience Innovation" in light aircraft with the turbocharged SR22T Aircraft. This incredible plane will be on display outside at the PAEC. Come to the Summit and find out what all the fuss is about!




October 16, 2019  

Breakfast 8am-8:45am

Program 9am-4pm | Reception 4pm-5:30pm


Federal Way Performing Arts & Event Center

Federal Way, WA


JOIN US for an immersive experience with new technologies, top innovators, and leaders in the industry!

Partial list of attendees


The AFA Aerospace Summit is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with other aerospace companies and organizations! Connect with your next provider, prospect, employee, customer, or friend while experiencing aerospace innovation.

  • 360 Hotel Group

  • Aero Plastics

  • AeroTEC

  • AIM Aerospace

  • AJAC

  • Alaska Airlines

  • Alliance Velocity

  • AMI Metals

  • APiJET

  • Associated Products

  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch

  • Blue Origin

  • Boeing

  • Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing

  • City of Everett

  • City of Federal Way

  • City of Kent

  • Commercial Aircraft Interiors

  • Consulate General of Canada

  • Crane Aerospace

  • Dassault Systemes

  • Definitive Solutions & Technologies

  • EASC

  • Electroimpact

  • EVCC

  • Fuchs Lubricants

  • GSI

  • Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

  • Hobart Machined Products


  • Jamco


  • Karr Tuttle Campbell

  • Machinists

  • Mapsco - Valence Seattle

  • Meridian Capital, LLC

  • Mid-Mountain Materials

  • Mitsubishi

  • Moss Adams

  • Museum of Flight

  • Object Theory

  • Orion

  • Pierce County

  • Pioneer Human Services

  • Port of Port Angeles

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Sabey Data Centers

  • Spaceflight Industries

  • Spokane International Airport

  • Tama Technical Core

  • Thompson Precision

  • TMF, Inc.

  • Tool Gauge

  • Transitions360, LLC

  • University of Phoenix

  • University of Washington

  • W5 Engineering

  • Washington State University

  • WATR Center

  • and many more!

Thank you to our sponsors!

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