With nearly 300 individuals in attendance, AIA’s Fall Board of Governors (BOG) and Membership Meeting was the largest in history. The star-studded program featured actor, columnist and Presidential speechwriter, Ben Stein; Seal Team Six Leader, Robert O’Neill; Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology &Logistics Alan Estevez; and Commander of the U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command General Paul J. Selva.
The program incorporated a number of panel discussions, including “The Growth of Commercial Aviation and the Current and Future Challenges Impacting its Expansion”; “Emerging and Future Cyber and Insider Threats to National Security”; and “The Industrial Base After a Decade of War and in an Era of Declining Budgets.”
In addition, the membership came together to issue a timely letter urging President Obama and Congress to work together on a budget deal. The letter, which featured 112 signatures, was sent to the President and each member of Congress.
The Fall BOG meeting also served as a platform to announce the new members of the 2014 Executive Committee and Board of Governors. A full membership list of the Board of Governors and Executive Committee can be found here.