All California Defense Forum

All California
Defense Summit

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Building Strong California Defense Communities

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Join us August 7-8 in Sacramento, California!

Hosted By: The Governor’s Military Council of California & The Association of Defense Communities

With nearly 200,000 active-duty service members and over 30 military installations and one of the largest defense supply chains in the nation, California is the top defense state in the country. In order to support such a large defense footprint, it is imperative for state, community and industry leaders to understand the issues impacting installations, missions and military families.

Join the Governor’s Military Council of California and the Association of Defense Communities for a special two-day Summit that will bring together key leaders from DOD, the Governor’s Office and the defense industry to explore the issues and innovative partnerships that are defining the future of California’s defense communities and installations.

LOCATION


Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA
95814

The discounted room block at the Sheraton Grand is sold out; however, market rate rooms are available. Please click below to book your room online.


If you have any questions regarding the hotel, please contact Samantha Trentham at strentham@defensecommunities.org.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Panorea Avdis edited

Panorea Avdis
Director, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

Keith Boylan edited

Keith Boylan
Deputy Secretary of Veterans Services, California Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Rocky Chavez edited

Assemblymember Colonel Rocky Chávez
USMC (Ret.), Chair, Governor’s Military Council, (AD-76)

 

Jacqui Irwin edited

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin
Chair, Select Committee on Cybersecurity, California State Legislature, (AD-44)

Joe Stuyvesant edited

Joe Stuyvesant
Executive Director, Navy Region Southwest, Commander, Navy Installations Command

Ron Tickle edited

Ron Tickle
Executive Director, Military Installation and Aviation Assurance Siting Clearinghouse, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment

Robert Weisenmiller edited

Dr. Robert B. Weisenmiller
Chair, California Energy Commission

AGENDA

Tuesday, August 7th

All day Legislative Office Visits by Support Organizations and Installation Commanders

By Request Only

Community attendees are encouraged to use the first day of the Summit, Aug. 7, to engage with the California State Legislature. The Governor’s Military Council of California will be facilitating Capitol office visits for participants. Should you wish to participate in meeting with your representative in the California Legislature, contact Gareth Smythe at gareth.smythe@opr.ca.gov or 916-322-6034.

 2:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. California Defense Communities Meeting
Medal of Honor Room, 1227 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

This pre-Summit meeting is co-hosted by Regional Defense Partnership for the 21st Century (RDP-21) representing military installations and operations in Ventura County, and the Monterey Defense Alliance, representing military installations and operations in Monterey and the central coast, and will explore how community groups might more effectively coordinate and align their efforts in  supporting the California’s military installations and operations.To RSVP to attend, please send the attendees names and organization to Gene Fisher, Co-Chair of RDP-21, at Rdp21@roadrunner.com and Hans Uslar, Interim City Manager of the City of Monterey at uslar@monterey.org.
 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Welcoming Reception at California Department of Veterans Affairs
Medal of Honor Room, 1227 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Join us for a unique opportunity to network with various stakeholders and installations from across the state in a relaxed environment.Welcome:

  • Assemblymember Colonel Rocky Chávez, U.S. Marine Corps (ret.), Chair, Governor’s Military Council (AD-76)

Speakers:

  • Andrew D’Ambrosio, Director, BD Innovation and Operations, Raytheon
  • Tom Rice, Senior Director, Legislative Affairs, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Wednesday, August 8th

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open

Grand Nave Foyer, Lower Level

7:30 a.m. – 8:35 a.m. Continental Breakfast

Grand Nave Foyer, Lower Level

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Pre-Summit: Office of Economic Adjustment Informational Session 

Magnolia Room, Lower Level

This special pre-summit session will allow you to learn about some of the work the Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) conducts, information about OEA’s programs of assistance, as well as present some of its past and current initiatives in California.

Speakers:

  • Nia Hope, Deputy Director, Compliance and Integration, Office of Economic Adjustment
  • Michael Wilson, Deputy Program Director, Compliance and Integration, Office of Economic Adjustment
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Welcome/Opening Session

Magnolia Room, Lower Level

Speakers:

  • William Parry, President, Association of Defense Communities Board of Directors and City Manager, City of Gatesville, Texas
  • Assemblymember Col. Rocky Chávez (AD-76), U.S. Marine Corps (ret.), Chair, Governor’s Military Council

Best Practices on Military-Civilian Support Organization Collaboration

Magnolia Room, Lower Level

Installations and support organizations explain successful methods to develop strong relationships that benefit communities and explore innovative ways to resolve outstanding issues.

Moderator:

  • Tim Ford, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Defense Communities

Speakers:

  • Capt. Randy Bogle, U.S. Navy (ret.), San Diego Military Advisory Council
  • Gene Fisher, Co-Chair, Regional Defense Partnerships for the 21st Century, Ventura County
  • Gary Gottschall, Deputy Commander, 60th Operations Group, Travis Air Force Base
  • Sandy Person, Industry Engagement Officer, Travis Community Consortium
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Networking Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Education and Workforce Development in the California Defense Industry

Magnolia Room, Lower Level
Explore how California’s education and industry sectors are adapting to meet the demands of evolving defense challenges.

Opening Remarks:

  • Panorea Avdis, Director, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

Moderator:

  • Eileen Sánchez, Chief, Defense Industry Cybersecurity Resilience & Innovation, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

Speakers:

 

  • Bryan “Stu” Eberhardt, Director,Proprietary DOD/NASA Satellite Programs, Global Sales & Marketing, Boeing Space & Launch
  • Judy Kruger, Director of Aerospace & Defense, Advanced Transportation, Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC)
  • Terence Nelson, Program Coordinator, Veterans Education and Transition Services Program, Saddleback College
  • Col. Ed Veiga, U.S. Army (ret.), Senior Director of Military Families Mission, National Math and Science Initiative
  • Jeanie Wade, Vice President of Human Resources for Aerospace Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation
12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch Buffet Service

Grand Nave Foyer, Lower Level

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch Program
Magnolia Room, Lower Level

Cybersecurity and California
Speaker:

  • Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (AD-44), Chair, Select Committee on Cybersecurity, California State Legislature

Transition Assistance for California’s Veterans

Speaker:

  • Keith Boylan, Deputy Secretary of Veterans Services, California Department of Veterans Affairs

State of California’s Military Families and Veterans

Learn about challenges facing military families in California and the collaboration between the military services, local and state government, and private organizations to resolve these issues.

Moderator:

  • Vice Adm. Jody Breckenridge, USCG (ret.); Vice Chair, California Governor’s Military Council

Speakers:

  • John Ballantyne, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Military Child Education Coalition
  • Patrick Le, Assistant Deputy Director, Board and Bureau Services, California Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Andrew Magaña, Senior Operations Manager, Uber Technologies, Inc.
  • Kelli May Douglas, Regional School Liaison, Government and External Affairs, Marine Corps Installations West
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Networking Break
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Best Practices – P4 Partnerships
Magnolia Room, Lower Level
Hear about successful partnerships that have achieved affordable housing for Service members, families and civilian personnel around base and how to create intergovernmental service agreementsModerator:

  • Jesse Gipe, Senior Manager, Economic Development, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation

Speakers:

  • Ivan Bolden, Chief, Army Privatization and Partnerships, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff of the Army, Installation Management
  • Suzanne Fuentes, former Mayor of the City of El Segundo, California, and Member of the South Bay Aerospace Alliance
  • Lt. Col. Chris Miller, Director of Community Partnerships, Air Force Community Partnership and Air Force Encroachment, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations
  • Zachary Olmstead, Deputy Director, Housing Policy Development, California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD
  • Joe Stuyvesant, Executive Director, Navy Region Southwest
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Networking Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. California Military Infrastructure and Encroachment Challenges
Magnolia Room, Lower Level
This session will explore how installations and communities need to evolve to support readiness, new missions and emerging challenges.
Moderator:

  • Assemblymember Col. Rocky Chávez (AD-76), U.S. Marine Corps (ret.), Chair, Governor’s Military Council

Speakers:

  • Wade Crowfoot, Chief Executive Officer, Water Foundation
  • Chris Schmidt, Chief, Division of Transportation Planning, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
  • Ron Tickle, Executive Director, Military Installation and Aviation Assurance Siting Clearinghouse, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment
  • Dr. Robert B. Weisenmiller, Chair, California Energy Commission
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

Magnolia Room, Lower Level

  • Assemblymember Col. Rocky Chávez (AD-76), U.S. Marine Corps (ret.), Chair, Governor’s Military Council

Presentations

Pre-Summit: Office of Economic Adjustment Informational Session
Nia Hope & Michael Wilson

Best Practices on Military-Civilian Support Organization Collaboration
Gary Gottschall
Sandy Person

Best Practices: P4 Partnerships
Ivan Bolden

Materials

California Statewide National Security Economic Impacts Report
One Page Summary
Full Report

The California Institute for Federal Policy Research
California’s Past Base Closure Experiences and the 2005 BRAC Round

A Stark Nuclear Warning – The New York Review of Books
Gov. Jerry Brown

REGISTRATION

Online registration is now closed.  

You may register on-site at the event itself. Please ensure you bring identification to verify what category you fall into.

DoD Personnel

Complimentary Registration

Applies to only DOD Personnel attending in an official capacity. Please register with your .mil email.

Standard Registration

$100

This registration is for all attendees who are not DOD personnel attending in an official capacity.

State Employee

Complimentary Registration

Applies only to State Personnel attending in an official capacity. Please register with your ca.gov email.


If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Samantha Trentham at strentham@defensecommunities.org.

LEGISLATIVE OUTREACH DAY

Community attendees are encouraged to use the first day of the Summit, Aug. 7, to engage with the California State Legislature.  The Governor’s Military Council of California will be facilitating Capitol office visits for participants. Should you wish to participate in meeting with your representative in the California Legislature, contact Gareth Smythe at gareth.smythe@opr.ca.gov or 916-322-6034.

Sponsors

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Gold Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsors

Community Partners

SPONSORSHIP

Questions about Sponsorship?

For details, contact Aleksandar “Pav” Pavlovich at:
apavlovich@defensecommunities.org for more information.

-Photo by Staff Sgt. Tim Morgan, 102d Public Affairs Det. 05.31.2017