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2015 Education Fuels the TVC Economy Agenda

May 27, 2015 - May 28, 2015


East Tennessee State University • D.P. Culp University Center

Wednesday, May 27:

  • 11 a.m. Registration Open
  • 12 p.m. Welcome Luncheon (Ballroom)

    Host – Gerald Boyd, Chairman, Tennessee Valley Corridor Board of


    Welcome Remarks—

    Johnson City Mayor Ralph Van Brocklin

    Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge

    Jonesborough Mayor Kelly Wolfe

    Tennessee Lt . Governor Ron Ramsey

    Senator Corker video

    Tri-Cities Presentation—Etta Clark, Vice President, Global Public Affairs and Policy at Eastman Chemical Company

    Keynote Speakers– Rep. Phil Roe and Dr. Brian Noland, President of East

    Tennessee State University

  • 1:45 p.m. Break in Exhibit Area
  • 2:15 p.m. Federal Missions in Oak Ridge and Huntsville – An Update (Auditorium)

    Host – Steve Cope, Tennessee Valley Corridor Board of Directors

    Entrepreneur Presentation: Delafield Solutions

    Remarks—Rep. Chuck Fleischmann

    Keynote Speakers: Dr. Thom Mason, Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Teresa Vanhooser, Deputy Director, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

    Federal Missions Roundtable:

    Moderator: Darrell Graddy, Vice President for mission support, Consolidated Nuclear Security

    Panelists: Ken Rueter, President and Project Manager, UCOR; Steve Reed, Tennessee Valley Corridor Board Member; Dr. Deborah Barnhart, Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center; Teresa Robbins, Deputy Manager, National Nuclear Security Administration Production Office

  • 4:00 p.m. Break in Exhibit Area
  • 4:15 p.m. Education Fuels Economic Growth (Auditorium)

    Host – Rep. Phil Roe

    Entrepreneur Presentation—Per Vivo Labs

    Keynote Speaker— Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd

    CEO Roundtable—

    Moderator: Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd

    Panelists:Dr. Angeline Godwin, president, Patrick Henry Community College; Carter Wells, Vice President for Economic Development, HudsonAlpha; Charles Wood, Vice President of Economic Development, Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce; Jeff McCord, Vice President, Economic and Workforce Development, Northeast State Community College; Andy Page, President/CEO of Oak Ridge Associated Universities

  • 5:45 p.m. Reception in Exhibit Area
  • Thursday, May 28:

    8 a.m. Breakfast in Exhibit Area

    8:30 a.m. Workforce in Advanced Manufacturing (Auditorium)

    Host and Panel Moderator– Dr. Janice Gilliam, President, Northeast State

    Community College

    Entrepreneur Presentation: 3D Ops

    Keynote Speaker – Stephanie Hill, Vice President and General Manager, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions Civil

    Business and Education Roundtable—

    Panelists: Dr. Wayne Davis, Dean, College of Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Jeff Frazier, Principal Technologist AMP Project, Eastman and Dean of the Regional Center for Advance Manufacturing at Northeast State Community College; Niki Werkheiser, Project Manager for the In-space Manufacturing Initiative, NASA; Dr. Vahid Motevalli, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation and Interim Director for the Center for Manufacturing Research at Tennessee Tech University

  • 10 a.m. Break in Exhibit Area
  • 10:15 a.m. Growing the Tennessee Valley Economy (Auditorium)

    Host – Jerry Rickett, Tennessee Valley Corridor Board Member Entrepreneur Presentation: DataFlyte

    Keynote Speakers: Dr. Randy Wykoff, M.D., Dean of ETSU College of

    Public Health—The 3-Legged Stool: Economic Development, Health &

    Education and Alan Levine, President/CEO, Mountain States Health Alliance—Vitality of Healthcare in the Tennessee Valley Economy

    Remarks—Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr.

  • 11:45 a.m. Break
  • 12 p.m. Leadership Luncheon – 20 Years of the TVC (Ballroom)

    Host – Gerald Boyd

    Keynote Speaker—Alex Fischer, CEO, Columbus Partnership

    Remarks—Rep. Morgan Griffith

    Celebrating the TVC Roundtable—

    Moderator: Tom Ballard, former Tennessee Valley Corridor Board


    Panelists: Gerald Boyd, Tennessee Valley Corridor Board Chairman; Dr. Paul Stanton, President Emeritus, East Tennessee State University; Susan Reid, Tennessee Valley Corridor Board Member; Helen Hardin, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Congressman Chuck Fleischmann; Alex Fischer

    Closing Remarks—Gerald Boyd

  • 2 p.m. Adjourn


May 27, 2015
May 28, 2015


Johnson City, Tennessee

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