Dayton Development Coatition


Presenting Sponsor



Dayton Chamber of Commerce


Springfield Chamber of Commerce

2018 students with Turner


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Tentative Agenda - Subject to Change

Wednesday, April 3
4:30 PM Bus departs hotel for Congressional Reception
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Congressional Reception

at the Senate Hart Building

Thursday, April 4
7:15 AM Group Breakfast at Residence Inn - Potomac 1 & 2
8:00 AM Welcome
DECA Student Introduction
Dave Hobson Award
Keynote Speaker -
Joe Zeis, Aerospace & Defense Advisor to Governor Mike DeWine
Group Photo
9:15 AM Load buses for National Guard Association of the U.S.
10:00 AM Congressional Meetings
12:30 PM Lunch - National Guard Association of the U.S.
1:15 PM Leave for Thursday afternoon Tracks
2:00 PM Group Tracks

Economy & Business Issues

U.S. Chamber of Commerce; 4th Floor Executive Board Room
Top issues affecting American businesses, including trade, taxes, and regulation.

  • Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President & Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Legislative Update
  • Jeff Lungren,Executive Director, Congressional and Public Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Immigration Policy Discussion
  • Kris Denzel, Senior Director, International Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Trade Policy Discussion

Health Care

Residence Inn, Room TBD
An overview of federal health care issues facing Congress and the administration, including curbing rising health care costs, Medicare, and the future of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”).

  • Drew Altman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (Invited) - Major national issues facing consumers and providers of health care. The Kaiser Family Foundation is a leader in health policy analysis and health journalism.
  • Lt. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg, Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force - Health care trends affecting the Air Force and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Library of Congress Tour

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with more than 168 million items including more than 39 million cataloged books and other print materials in 470 languages and the world’s largest collection of legal materials, films, maps, sheet music and sound recordings. The tour will also give participants a chance to explore current exhibits at their own pace.

Veterans Affairs History Center

Meeting with the Department of Veterans Affairs on the progress of establishing the Veterans Heritage Center in Dayton and other issues facing the Dayton VA Medical Center.

  • Robert Wilkie, Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Invited) - Discussion on the proposed National Veterans Affairs History Center on the campus of the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center.


4:00 PM Groups Depart for Hotel
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Networking Reception - Residence Inn - Potomac 1 & 2
Dress Code is Business Casual
Friday, April 5
7:15 AM Breakfast at Residence Inn - Potomac 1 & 2
8:00 AM Keynote - Matthew Donovan, Under Secretary of the Air Force
9:00 AM Keynote - Marti Taylor, President & CEO, OneFifteen
10:00 AM Adjourn