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2014 TVC National Summit

June 4, 2014 - June 5, 2014

National Leadership through Regional Cooperation

Chattanooga, Tennessee


Wednesday, June 4, 2014:

  • 10:00 a.m. Registration Open
  • 11:30 a.m. Welcome Luncheon

    Session Host – Gerald Boyd, chairman of the Tennessee Valley Corridor
    Welcome Remarks—
         Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, Tennessee
         Mayor Andy Berke, City of Chattanooga
         Mayor Jim Coppinger, Hamilton County
         Senator Bob Corker, Tennessee, via video
         Congressman Morgan Griffith, Virginia
    Keynote Speaker–
         Chancellor Steve Angle, Ph.D., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

  • 1:30 p.m. Break
  • 1:45 p.m. Chattanooga Can-Do

    Session Host— Wade A. Hinton, Attorney for the City of Chattanooga
    Remarks— Congressman Chuck Fleischmann
    Keynote Speaker — Mitch Patel, President and CEO of Vision Hospitality Group
    Remarks and Panel Discussion Moderated By— Ron Harr, CEO, Chattanooga Chamber
         Max Fuller, Chairman/CEO with U.S. Xpress
         Tiffanie Robinson, Founder and CEO of Waypaver
         Mike Bradshaw, Executive-in-Residence at Co-Lab
         Dr. Thomas Devlin, Director of the Chattanooga Center for Neurologic Research

  • 3:00 p.m. Break
  • 3:30 p.m. Oak Ridge – The Energy City

    Session Host— Rebecca Crowe, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
    Keynote Speakers—
         Dr. Thom Mason, Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
         Jim Haynes, President and CEO, Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC
    Panel Discussion Moderated By— Bonnie Carroll, Chair of East Tenn Economic Council
         Andy Page, President/CEO of Oak Ridge Associated Universities
         Dr. Matt Murray, Director, Baker Center at the University of Tennessee
         Bill Reis, Vice President, Public Affairs, Y-12 National Security Complex
         Matt Marston, Chief Operating Officer, URS-CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR)

  • 5:45 to 7 p.m. Reception at UTC University Center

Thursday, June 5, 2014:

  • 7:45 a.m. Breakfast at UTC University Center
  • 8:30 a.m. Huntsville – A Smart Place

    Session Host—Mark Gradkowski, Vice President at Teledyne Brown Engineering
    Presentation By— Todd May, Program Manager, Space Launch Systems at NASA
    Keynote Speaker— Mayor Tommy Battle, City of Huntsville
    Panel Discussion Moderated By— Dr. Deborah Barnhart, CEO, Space and Rocket Center
         Chip Cherry, CEO, Huntsville Chamber of Commerce
         Dr. Casey Wardynski, Superintendent, Huntsville City Schools
         John Vickers, Assistant Manager at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
         John Hamilton, City Administrator at the City of Huntsville (Invited)

  • 10:30 a.m. Break
  • 11:00 a.m. TVC’s Education and Venture Development Assets

    Session Host/Presentation/Moderator–
         John Morris, President/CEO of Tech 20/20
    Panel Discussion—
         Dr. Phil Oldham, President of Tennessee Tech
         Dr. Chris Whaley, President of Roane State Community College
         Dr. Jim Catanzaro, President of Chattanooga State Community College
         Holly Hanson, Director of the Cumberland Business Incubator
         Fran Marcum, Managing Partner of Marcum Capital and Chair/CEO of NEST-TN
         Dick Reeves, Angel Syndicates Central

  • 12:00 p.m. Break
  • 12:15 p.m. Leadership Luncheon

    Session Host—
         Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, Tennessee
    Remarks By—
         Gerald Boyd, Chairman of the TVC
         Senator Lamar Alexander, Tennessee, via video
         Congressman Phil Roe, Tennessee
    Keynote Speakers –
         Dr. Joe DiPietro, President, University of Tennessee
         Lt. General Frank Klotz, Department of Energy’s Undersecretary for
         Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator

  • 2:30 p.m. Adjourn

Optional Tour of the Challenger Center at UTC



June 4, 2014
June 5, 2014