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