Youngstown/Warren Regional Recap

The 2019 Youngstown/Warren Regional Conference was a successful one with elected officials, policy professionals, and those interested in business and government in attendance.

More than 200 people attended the conference at the Stambaugh Auditorium on Thursday, September 12. Speakers covered issues relating to manufacturing, military affairs, and improving water quality of the Mahoning River.

We were pleased to be joined by Secretary of State Frank LaRose and Treasurer Robert Sprague. Our attendees also had the opportunity to hear from Senate President Larry Obhof.

The conference garnered a great amount of media attention, which is listed below.

The Business Journal – Impact Ohio Covers Manufacturing, Mahoning River, & Military

The Business Journal – America Makes, NFL to Tackle Concussions with Helmet Contest

The Vindicator – Don’t Take Local Military Value for Granted

WFMJ – Youngstown Conference to Discuss Important Valley Policies

WFMJ – Impact Ohio looks at importance of YARS to the Valley

WKBN – Ohio Secretary of State Pushed Importance of Voting to MCCTC Students

WKBN – Impact Ohio Seminar Brings Together State Officials, Community to Discuss Local Issues

WKBN – Leaders Focus on Bringing Mahoning River Back from its Waste Dump Days

Tribune Chronicle – Panel Talks Future of Area’s Military Bases

The outstanding event wouldn’t have been possible without our sponsors and speakers!  Thank you!

  • The Honorable Frank LaRose, Ohio Secretary of State
  • The Honorable Robert Sprague, Ohio Treasurer of State
  • The Honorable Larry Obhof, President of the Ohio Senate
  • The Honorable Matt Dolan, Chair, Senate Finance Committee
  • The Honorable Rick Perales, Chair, Ohio House Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Committee
  • The Honorable Michael A. Rulli, Member, Ohio Senate
  • The Honorable Jamael Tito Brown, Mayor of Youngstown
  • The Honorable William D. Franklin, Mayor of Warren
  • James Dignan, President & CEO, Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber
  • 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
  • Erin O’Donnell, Director of Partnership and Community Relations, America Makes
  • 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
  • Retired Air Force Colonel Joseph Zeis, Jr., Senior Policy Advisor for Aerospace and Defense, Office of Governor Mike DeWine
  • Amanda Smith, Reporter, WKBN TV
  • Jim Kinnick, Executive Director, Eastgate Regional Councils of Government
  • Kurt Princic, District Chief, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Northeast District Office

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