ARSA Strategic Leadership Conference (SLC) Agenda


Wednesday, October 23, 2013


3:00 p.m.

Public Relations Committee Members Meeting

6:30 p.m.

Reception & Dinner

Listen to a key member of the House Subcommittee on Aviation discuss the latest legislative issues being considered by this important Congressional panel.
Congressman Reid Ribble (R-WI), Member, House Subcommittee on Aviation


Thursday, October 24, 2013: Strategic Leadership Conference


8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast and Introductory Remarks

Enjoy a hot breakfast, meet other attendees and get an update on ARSA’s recent activities.
Marshall Filler, Managing Director & General Counsel, ARSA
Christian A. Klein, Executive Vice President, ARSA

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Keynote Address – Calvin Scovel III, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Transportation

The Office of the Inspector General (IG) audits the FAA at the request of Congress and to ensure it efficiently and effectively administers safety programs. Hear about its recent reports and what’s on the IG’s agenda for the aviation maintenance industry.

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Regulatory Issues

Listen to top federal and industry officials discuss the latest regulatory and security issues confronting the aviation maintenance industry.
John Sammon, Assistant Administrator, Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement, Transportation Security Administration
Robert Ireland, Managing Director of Engineering and Maintenance, Airlines for America

Moderator: Marshall Filler, Managing Director & General Counsel, ARSA

11: 30 a.m. – Noon Break
Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Working Lunch & Aviation Economic Forecast

As the U.S. economy slowly recovers from the Great Recession, listen to one of the foremost experts describe future market conditions for the aviation and aerospace industries.
Chris Doan, Chairman & CEO, TeamSAI, Inc.

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Legislative Issues

Listen to some of Washington’s most experienced lobbyists discuss current legislative issues affecting the aviation maintenance community for the 113th Congress.
Paul Feldman, Vice President, Government Affairs, General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Sharon Pinkerton, Senior Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Policy, Airlines for America
Natalie Hartman, Director, Public Affairs the Americas, Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Moderator: Daniel Fisher, Vice President of Legislative Affairs, ARSA

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Next Steps

An open discussion about what the association is doing to capitalize on the Positive Publicity Campaign’s recent successes and what every company attendee can do to support ARSA’s efforts.
Eric Byer, Vice President of Communications, Policy & Planning, ARSA
Christian A. Klein, Executive Vice President, ARSA

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Networking Reception