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2019 TVC National Summit

May 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - May 30, 2019 @ 2:30 pm


Chattanooga, Tennessee • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

May 29-30, 2019

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Presenting Sponsor: EPB

Over the past 50 years, the Chattanooga/Hamilton County community has emerged as one of the nation’s leading centers for entrepreneurship and innovation.  During this Summit session, you’ll hear how Chattanooga has achieved this global recognition and about current efforts to provide the vision and leadership for future success.

Host: Mike Arms, Chairman, TVC Board of Directors

Presenting Sponsor: Hodgen Mainda, VP of Community Development, EPB


Mayor Jim Coppinger, Hamilton County

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann-TN-3

Congressman Phil Roe, TN-1

Keynote Speakers:

Christy Gillenwater, President/CEO, Chattanooga  Chamber of Commerce

Joe Ferguson, Chairman, EPB

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.          Session I: Developing TVC’s New Economic Infrastructure

Presenting Sponsor: CO.LAB

As we plan for our five-state region’s future economic growth, special focus must be given to the infrastructure required to capitalize on our unique array of federal investments and brainpower.  During this Summit session hear from entrepreneurs who have already leveraged relationships and opportunities in national security, clean-up technology, and advanced manufacturing to create and grow new businesses.  And learn from representatives of our region’s federally funded organizations about how we prepare for more entrepreneurial inspired growth in the future.

Host: John Morris, Executive VP, The Lighthouse Fund & TVC Board Member

Presenting Sponsor: Marcus Shaw, CEO, CO.LAB

Keynote Speaker: Conner Prochaska, Chief Commercialization Officer and Director, Office of Technology Transitions for the Department of Energy

Innovation Presentations:

Jonaaron Jones, VP of Engineering, Volunteer Aerospace

Bob Wilson, President, RDI Technologies, Inc

Mitch Ishmael, CEO, Active Energy Systems

Roger Sanders, President, Advanced Unmanned Systems

Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Marcus Shaw


Dr. Stacey Patterson, VP for Research, Outreach and Economic Development, University of Tennessee

Dr. Mike Paulus, Director of Tech Transfer, ORNL

Dr. Tom Berg, Director Technology Development , Technology Transfer and University Partnerships, CNS Y-12

Kelly McGuire, Chief, Science and Technology Division, Redstone Arsenal, AL

3:45 to 5:30 p.m.          Session II : Addressing America’s Future Security Threats

Presenting Sponsor: Protection Strategies, Inc.

The TVC’s national defense assets play increasingly important roles in providing the deterrence and preparedness to assure our nation’s freedom and security. During this Summit session receive updates on the threats facing America including cyber, nuclear and terrorism and how the TVC is providing the leadership to address them.

Host: Andy Page, President/CEO, Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Presenting Sponsor: Sean Williams, President/CEO, Protection Strategies, Inc.

Keynote Speakers: 

Frank Cillufo, Director, Auburn University McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security

Robert Raines, Associate Administrator for Acquisition and Project Management, NNSA

Panel Discussion: 

Moderator: Morris Hassler, Senior Director for Global Security and Strategic Partnerships, CNS Y-12


Reed Mullins, Senior Director of Production Operations,  CNS Y-12

Wayne Ayer, Vice Director, Arnold Engineering Development Complex

Dr. James Peery, Associate Lab Director of Global Security, ORNL

LTC Martin L. O’Donnell, Public Affairs Officer and Spokesperson, 101st Airborn Division (Air Assault), Ft. Campbell

6 to 7:30 p.m.          Reception at Tennessee Aquarium

  *Begin at River Journey 

7 to 8:30 p.m.          TVC Leadership Council, Summit Sponsor, Speakers Dinner at Tennessee Aquarium

The TVC and the Tennessee Aquarium will host an invitation-only dinner to show appreciation to the TVC Board of Directors, Leadership Council, Summit sponsors and speakers.


Keith Sanford, President/CEO, Tennessee Aquarium

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann

Congressman Mark Green

Dr. Eric Abelquist, EVP and Chief Research Officer, Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Tim Thomas, Federal Co-Chair, Appalachian Regional     Commission[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Thursday, May 30″ tab_id=”1517864159833-156c3ca1-86f3″][vc_column_text]7:15 a.m.                      Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Area

8 to 10 a.m.                  Session III: The TVC: Where Nature and Technology Meet

Presenting Sponsor: Teledyne Brown Engineering 

One of the unfortunate consequences of the birth of the nuclear power in the TVC is the resulting legacy wastes located within a region that is known for its natural beauty.  During this Summit session learn how the federally funded effort to clean-up these wastes has given birth to another new industry dedicated to restoring the environment and re-using once contaminated properties. And demonstrating how we’re making nature and brown field development compatible in the TVC.

Host: Gerald Boyd, TVC Board Member

Presenting Sponsor: Gard Clark, VP Energy and Environment, Teledyne Brown Engineering

Keynote Speaker: Jason Watson, Munitions Response Program Manager, Redstone Arsenal

Jay Mullis, Manager, Department of Energy Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management

Panel Discussion: 

Moderator: Ashley Saunders, Chief of Staff, UCOR


Jason Watson

           Jay Mullis

Tim Griffin, Executive Director, Energy Technology and Environmental Business Association

Myrna Redfield, Deputy Program Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership

10:30 to 12:15 p.m.      Session IV: TVC—A Model for Advanced Manufacturing  

Presenting Sponsor: Wacker 

The TVC continues to be a center of excellence in government and private sector manufacturing. Often the expertise and technology developed to provide national security and explore space has been transferred into the private sector to manufacture cars and other commercial products.  During this Summit Session learn about how the TVC is hosting federally funded efforts to develop new materials, processes and techniques that can be transferred into the private sector.

Host: Dr. Rodney Robertson, Executive Director, Huntsville Research Center, Auburn University & TVC Board Member

Presenting Sponsor: Mary Beth Hudson, Vice President and Site Manager, Wacker

Keynote Speaker:

Bruce Landrey, National Technical Director, Advanced Methods for Manufacturing  Program, DOE Office of Nuclear Energy

Panel Discussion:

           Moderator: Dr. David Burns, Manager, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Science and Technology Office


Dr. Rebecca Ashford, President, Chattanooga State Community College

Dr. George Graham, Director of Operation, Wacker Polysilicon

           Scott Smith, Group Leader, Machine Research, Energy/Transportation, ORNL

Kelly Jackson, Principal Mechanical Engineer, Advanced Materials and Nanosystems Group, Dynetics Technical Solutions      

12:30 to 2:30 p.m.        TVC Leaders Luncheon

Presenting Sponsor: Dynetics

The Summit’s closing luncheon, which is open to all attendees, will include keynote speakers who will showcase the TVC’s important contributions to science, education, technology and national security.  Members of the TVC Leadership Council, Board of Directors, and Summit Sponsors will be recognized.  And, the TVC’s highest honor – the Corridor Champion Award, will be presented to our 2019 recipients.

Host: Mike Arms

           Presenting Sponsor: Greg Lester, President, Dynetics

Remarks: Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, TN-3

Keynote Speakers:

Randy Boyd, Interim President, University of Tennessee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Hotel Information

The TVC has a room block at the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown, located at 2 Carter Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402. The rate  is $107/night, and reservations must be made by April 28, 2019.

To book online, please click here.

For questions, please contact Jennifer Wiggins



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May 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am
May 30, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

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