Join the Aerospace community for the annual Oklahoma Aerospace Forum sponsored by Sustainment.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Omni Oklahoma City Hotel

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Join the Aerospace community for the annual Oklahoma Aerospace Forum sponsored by Sustainment. The forum is exclusive to individuals working in the aerospace and aviation industry and will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, at the Omni Oklahoma City Hotel.

The Oklahoma Aerospace Forum is an opportunity for attendees to hear from industry experts on the current state of aerospace in Oklahoma, emerging technologies, workforce development, and more, with plenty of networking throughout the event.

Start your networking early by joining Sustainment, the free community for American manufacturers enabling you to find, connect, and collaborate with suppliers and manufacturers in Oklahoma.


  • The Future of Cybersecurity.
  • The Future of UAS & AAM.
  • The Future of Workforce.
  • The Future of Aerospace & Defense.

Join our LinkedIn Group – The Oklahoma Aerospace Forum – to learn updates on the event but also help create a year-round online forum for aerospace employees in Oklahoma to learn about company updates, industry topics, job opportunities, and more.

Registration closes Friday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m. CT.

STUDENT DISCOUNT: If you are school faculty or a staff member interested in bringing a group of students, please email Ashley Glass at for a student discount code.



Event Emcee: Navy Capt.(ret.) John Keilty

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Registration, coffee, and networking.

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Keynote Luncheon – stay tuned for the keynote announcement!

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Oklahoma ACES Update

12:45 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Networking Break #1

1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Breakouts #1 and #2

Breakout #1 – The Future of Cybersecurity

Speakers include Guernsey Vice President Director of Cyber Security Consulting Timothy Fawcett, USAF AFMC 76th SWEG Technical Advisor Kurt Jarvis, Frontier Electronic Systems Corp I.T. Facilities Manager Kevin O’Laughlin, and more.

Breakout #2 – The Future of UAS & AAM

Speakers to be announced soon.

2:15-2:35 p.m.

Networking Break #2

2:35 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. – Breakouts #3 and #4

The Future of Workforce

Moderated by Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Aerospace & Aviation Education Program Coordinator Paula Kedy. Speakers include OSU Dean and Professor of Structural Engineering Dr. Paul Tikalsky, Osage Nation Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear, Tulsa Tech Aviation Programs Coordinator Sheryl Oxley, Rose State College Dean of Engineering & Science Dr. Ryan Stoddard, and Aviation Technician Education Council Executive Director Crystal Maguire.

The Future of Aerospace & Defense

Moderated by Oklahoma Aerospace & Defense State Director Geoff Camp. Speakers include Sustainment Co-Founder Michael Morford, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex Commander Maj. Gen. Jeffrey King, L3Harris President – IRS Sector Luke Savoie, Federal Aviation Administration Mike Monroney, and Aeronautical Center Director Michelle Coppedge.

4:10-4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

4:30-6 p.m.


Oklahoma City, OK


Thank you to The Oklahoma Aerospace Forum Steering Committee members who ensure our event is of value to Oklahoma aerospace companies!

  • Leshia Pearson – Oklahoma Department of Commerce/ACES
  • Hopper Smith – Oklahoma Department of Commerce/ACES
  • Greg Smith – Northrop Grumman
  • Grayson Ardies – Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission
  • Janelle Stafford – MOOG, Inc.
  • Phil Busey Sr. – DRG
  • Geoff Camp – DRG
  • Chris Van Denhende – Mint Turbines
  • James Grimsley – Choctaw Nation
  • Clay Pearce – Spirit Aerosystems
  • Sandra Shelton – Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission
  • James Peake – Frontier Electronic Systems
  • Johnny “Bump” Grant – Consolidated Turbine Specialists
  • Daniel Regan – Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust
  • Colin Oetken – L3Harris
  • Mandy Mohanan – NORDAM
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