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.
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 Frontier Foundation
Principal Economic Development Manager, Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC)
Results of the 2018 Space Economic Impact Study
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”.
Pat Schirmer Vice President of Airplane Programs Engineering, The Boeing Company
•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
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.
Trent House Principal, Trent House Government Affairs
Trent House gave us an in depth 2018 legistlative overview.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics presented to Hilary King, vice president
AEROSPACE COMPANY OF THE YEAR
President, Esterline Korry Electronics
AEROSPACE EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Senior Manager, Government Operations, The Boeing Company
AEROSPACE NEXT-GEN AWARD
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
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!