Impact Ohio 2019 Youngstown/Warren Regional Panels Announced

At the Impact Ohio 2019 Youngstown/Warren Regional Conference, attendees will hear from three panels of experts on issues important to the Youngstown/Warren area.

The first policy session of the day, Increasing Manufacturing Competitiveness: The Next Generation of Technology & Machining, will begin at 12:45 PM. A panel of experts will discuss the importance of manufacturing in the Mahoning Valley, and its impact on Northeast Ohio’s job market and economy. Panelists will also focus on advancement in technology and machining in the manufacturing world, particularly the use of 3D technology in manufacturing.

The second panel of the day, Military Affairs and the Economy: The Importance of Camp Garfield and The Youngstown Air Reserve Station, will begin at 2:15 PM. This panel will focus on the many opportunities in the Mahoning Valley for investment in military and defense. Panelists will discuss the impact of military operations on Northeast Ohio’s job market and overall economy.

Finally, at 3:30 PM, we will hear from environmental policy professionals during the Mahoning River Restoration: Enhancing Sustainability to Improve the Region panel. Our panelists will discuss pathways towards cleaner water to ensure the health and wellness of communities dependent on the Mahoning River’s water supply. In addition, panelists will discuss environmental policies aimed at protecting local ecosystems.

More information on who will be speaking in each of these panels is listed below.

 

INCREASING MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY COMPETITIVENESS: THE NEXT GENERATION OF TECHNOLOGY & MACHINING

Moderator: Jeff Herrmann, CEO, The Business Journal

Mike Garvey, President & CEO, M-7 Technologies

Michael Hripko, Associate Vice President, External Affairs, Government Relations, and Economic Development, Youngstown State University

The Honorable Matt Dolan, Chair, Senate Finance Committee

Erin O’Donnell, Director of Partnership and Community Relations, America Makes

 

MILITARY AFFAIRS AND THE ECONOMY: THE IMPORTANCE OF CAMP GARFIELD AND THE YOUNGSTOWN AIR RESERVE STATION

Moderator: Brenda Linert, Editor, Tribune Chronicle

Vito Abruzzino, Executive Director, Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission

Michael Dustman, Director of Constituent Services, Office of US Senator Rob Portman

The Honorable Rick Perales, Chair, Ohio House Armed Services and Veterans Affairs

The Honorable Michael A. Rulli, Member, Ohio Senate Local Government, Public Safety & Veterans Affairs Committee

Retired Air Force Colonel Joseph Zeis Jr., Senior Advisor for Aerospace and Defense, Office of Governor Mike DeWine

 

MAHONING RIVER RESTORATION: ENHANCING SUSTAINABILITY TO IMPROVE THE REGION

The Honorable William D. Franklin, Mayor, City fo Warren

Jim Kinnick, Executive Director, Eastgate Regional Councils of Government

The Honorable Sean J. O’Brien, Ranking Member, Ohio Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

Kurt Princic, District Chief, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Northeast District Office