GPEC to release findings, recommendations from pre-sequestration analysis of the region’s aerospace and defense companies


The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) on Tuesday will release findings and recommendations from its Aerospace and Defense Market Intelligence Program, a pre-sequestration analysis of the region’s aerospace and defense companies.

Following the announcement, a panel of community leaders and aerospace and defense experts will discuss the region’s strengths and weaknesses, efforts to support the aerospace and defense industry and the impending threat from sequestration, which will go into effect on Friday, March 1 unless Congress intervenes.


Greg Stanton (Introduction)
Mayor, City of Phoenix

Barry Broome (Announcement)
President & CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Scott Smith (Panelist)
Mayor, City of Mesa

Lt. General John Regni USAF (retired) (Panelist)
President, JFR Group
Director, Aerospace and Defense Initiative, Science Foundation Arizona

James “Rusty” Mitchell, DAFC GS-14 (Panelist)
Director, Luke AFB Community Initiatives Team

Dane D. Mullenix (Panelist)
Vice President of Corporate Development, Alion Science and Technology Corporation
Vice President, Director, Arizona Laboratories for Security and Defense Research

Karrin Taylor (Moderator)
Executive Vice President, DMB Associates, Inc.

Tuesday, February 26
9:30-11 a.m.
*Cameras should arrive early to set up

2 N. Central Ave., Suite 2500
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

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