AFA'S 13TH ANNUAL AEROSPACE SUMMIT | Recap

13th Annual AFA Aerospace Summit - Recap

The 2018 AFA Annual Aerospace Summit was a flying success with over 350 people in attendance. With incredible presentations from our Keynotes, including Bob Smith of Blue Origin, Constance von Muehlen of Horizon Air, Pat Schirmer of Boeing, and Matt Knapp of Zunum Aero, there was no lack of riveting information. Attendees also learned about finance, the current political scene for aerospace, women in aerospace, and had the chance to attend a Space Breakout Session. The aerospace industry in Washington is clearly booming and is something we are extremely proud to be a part of! Thank you to everyone who made this event such a great success.

 

 

TITANIUM SPONSORS

Boeing

Keynote

Constance

von muehlen

KEYNOTE

Constance von Muehlen 

COO, Horizon Air & Army Veteran

Horizon and Alaska Airlines are growing!  Did you know this inclusive company's board has 45% women? Or that 1/3 of their officers are women? With  over 1200 flights a day already, and adding more coming out of Paine Field in early 2019, Horizon and Alaska Airlines are doing great things.

Space

Breakout

Jeff Feige 

Space Frontier Foundation

Jason Thibedeau

Principal Economic Development Manager, Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC)

Results of the 2018 Space Economic Impact Study

Keynote

Bob Smith

KEYNOTE

Bob Smith CEO, Blue Origin

Bob shared details about the "scrappy start up" with big plans. Did you know that more than 80% of Blue's 1500 workforce is based in Washington state? And this space company is growing and expanding! Blue Origin is one of the top "New Space" businesses, working on bringing commercial space flight to the masses. With reusable boosters, reliable propulsion, and enormous payload volume, their New Glenn rocket is launching us into the next generation of space flight.

Federal Tax Reform & Washington Tax: Opportunities & Considerations
What You Need to Know for 2018

Kurt Lippmann Partner, Moss Adams

Shane Griffiths Senior Manager, Moss Adams

"Federal Tax Reform & Washington Tax: Opportunities & Considerations | What You Need to Know for 2018"

 

Kurt Lippman and Shane Griffiths presented on new rates, taking advantage of tax credits and other  tax considerations

Brian Murphy President, Meridian Capital

Brian Murphy, CEO of Meridian Capital, gave an engrossing presentation on  “Macro Trends Providing Aerospace Industry Tailwind”, “Industry Dynamics Influencing M&A Activity”, “Valuation Trends and Drivers”,  “ and “Transaction Considerations for PNW Suppliers”.

Summit Keynote

Pat Schirmer

KEYNOTE

Pat Schirmer Vice President of Airplane Programs Engineering, The Boeing Company

Women

In Aerospace

Fireside Chat

•Dr. Fariba Alamdari, Vice President of Customer and Partner Education Leadership, Learning & Organizational Capability, The Boeing Company

•Diana Birkett Rakow, Vice President of External Relations, Alaska Airlines

•Beth deYoung, Vice President; Business Development - Lease Customers, Zodiac

•Linda Orlady, President, Orlady Associates

Debbie Lee

CEO, Tool Gauge

Climbing ranks in the aerospace industry, Debbie Lee didn't know she'd be in such a prominent position when she started. Now she is the CEO of Tool Gauge.

Legislative

Overview

Trent House Principal, Trent House Government Affairs

Trent House gave us an in depth 2018 legistlative overview.

AFA Aerospace

AWARDS

Crane Aerospace & Electronics presented to Hilary King, vice president

AEROSPACE COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Rob Gibbs

President, Esterline Korry Electronics

AEROSPACE EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Ryan Tomasich 

Senior Manager, Government Operations, The Boeing Company

AEROSPACE NEXT-GEN AWARD

Zunum Aero 

presented to Matt Knapp, Co-Founder and CTO

AEROSPACE INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Dr. David Beyer

president, Everett Community College

AFA LEADERSHIP AWARD

Rep. Kristine Reeves

LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR

Rep. Terry Nealey 

LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR

Keynote

Matt Knapp

KEYNOTE

Matt Knapp Co-Founder & CTO, Zunum Aero

Zunum Aero is one of the greatest innovators in the field. Their goal is to establish aviation as a capital-light alternative to high-speed rail and highways for high-speed regional transit.  They are going to do this using hybrid-electric, regional aircraft. We are looking forward to seeing them grow in the future!

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