March 4, 2024

Ohio Statehouse, Atrium

(1 Capitol Sq, Columbus, OH 43215)

1 p.m – 6 p.m.

1 pm Doors Open

1:20pm Director Introduction

  • Cami Herman, Director, Ohio Air Mobility Symposium

1:25pm Panel Discussion #1: Advanced Air Mobility Interagency Working Group Town Hall

Moderator: Micah Campbell, Executive Director of the Office of Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Emerging Entrants Security, FAA

2:30pm Keynote

  • Robert Pearce, Associate Administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA

3:10pm Panel Discussion #2: Military and Defense

Moderator: Elaine Bryant, Executive Vice President, Aerospace and Defense at Dayton Development Coalition

  • Joseph Zeis, Senior Advisor to the Governor of Ohio on Aerospace and Defense
  • Sean Calhoun, Founder and Managing Director, CAL Analytics
  • Jacob Wilson, Program Management Team Lead, Agility Prime
  • Col Thomas Meagher, Division Chief, Department of the Air Force Test and Evaluation Programs and Policy

4:20 pm Perspectives on AAM Progress: a Fireside Chat

  • Mark Moore, CEO and Co-Founder, Whisper Aero
  • Robin Riedel, Co-leads the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility, McKinsey & Company

5:15pm Final Keynote: Lt. Governer Jon Husted

6 p.m. – 8 p.m: Networking Night 

6:15pm Networking Night  Keynote: Accelerating Aviation and Aerospace in Ohio

  • Adam Holmes, Ohio State Representative, Ohio House of Representatives District 97

March 5, 2024

The Ohio State University Union, Archie Griffin Ballroom

(1739 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210)

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

8:30am Director Introduction

  • Cami Herman, Director, Ohio Air Mobility Symposium

8:40am Ohio State Introduction

  • Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska, Vice President for Knowledge Enterprise, Ohio State University

8:50am Welcome Keynote

  • Bonny Simi, President of Operations, Joby Aviation

9:30am Yolanka Wulff Panel Introduction

9:40am Panel Discussion #1: Community Engagement

Moderator:  Yolanka Wulff,  Executive Director, Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI)

  • Clint Harper, AAM Infrastructure & Community Integration Advocate, Harper 4D Solutions
  • Juliet Jordan, Managing Director of Industry Affairs and Innovation, National Air Transportation Association
  • Lydon Sleeper, East Policy Lead, Joby Aviation

11:00am DOD Update from BETA  Chris Caputo  Test Pilot, BETA Technologies

11:10am Panel Discussion #2: Infrastructure and Safety

Moderator: Fred Judson, Director of Multimodal Technologies, Crown Consulting, Inc.

Lunch and Networking

1:15 pm Advanced Air Mobility Overview

  • Sergio Cecutta, Founder and partner, SMG Consulting

1:30pm Ohio State University Update

  • Blake Stringer, Director of the Center for Aviation Studies, Ohio State University

1:45pm Panel Discussion #3: Workforce Development

Moderator: Ethan RiveraStudent Programming Lead, OSU Battelle Center for Science, Engineering, and Public Policy

  • John Sherwood, Talent Strategy, JobsOhio
  • Emily Thompson, Head of Talent Development, Performance, and Culture, Archer
  • Marla Pérez-Davis, Director, Center for Advanced Air Mobility, Kent State University
  • Cody Cleverly,Workforce Development Leader, Joby Aviation

3pm How Ohio is Preparing for Statewide and National AAM Initiatives Workshop

  • Tim Sweeney, Sector Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Aerospace, JobsOhio