Fri, Apr 22, 2011
Session To Be Held In Wichita April 25
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will hold his first Economic
Summit focused on the aviation industry on April 25 in Wichita.
This event, billed as a "major summit" will bring together in one
place more than 160 representatives from the aviation manufacturing
and aerospace industries, as well as colleges and universities and
community leaders from the Wichita area, to share ideas and plan
for the future of this vital industry in Kansas.
Brownback is hosting a series of summits focused on growing the
Kansas economy and creating jobs. His administration will develop
ideas coming from the aviation summit into an action plan for the
The "Kansas Aviation: Soaring into the Future" Economic Summit
focused on the aviation industry will be held from 0830 - 1145 CDT
on Monday, April 25, at the National Center for Aviation Training
in Wichita. Remarks by Brownback and presentations by select
industry representatives will begin at 0830 with a roundtable
discussion, and question and answer session will begin at 1015.
Making presentations will be David Coleal, vice president and
general manager of Learjet; Jeff Turner, chief executive officer of
Spirit AeroSystems; Lynn Nichols, president of Yingling Aviation;
Don McGinty, owner and president of McGinty Machine and Steve Wade,
vice president and general manager of Boeing Defense-Space and
Security. They will be joined by additional roundtable participants
from Cessna, Hawker Beechcraft, Airbus Americas Engineering, Garmin
and many, many others. In addition to Brownback, Commerce Secretary
Pat George, Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan, and Transportation
Secretary Deb Miller will attend.
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