Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA)



An Aerospace Luncheon for Men and Women

July 25, 2014 • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Today’s aerospace women are designing, engineering and assembling in all aspects of aerospace manufacturing. Join PNAA for a unique presentation of the analytics on the changing trends and demographics within manufacturing.  This three hour, information-packed luncheon is a must attend for men and women looking for the latest market intelligence.

Topics include:
•    The changing demographics of manufacturing
•    Multi-generational differences
•    Program updates from Blue Origin and Modumetal

Speakers include:
•  Erika Wagner, Ph.D, Business Development Manager, Blue Origin
•  Christina Lomasney, President and CEO, Modumetal
•  Anneliese Vance-Sherman, Ph.D., Regional Labor Economist, WA State Employment Security
•  Jay Schmidt, VP of Business Development, Silicon Forest Electronics

Friday, July 25, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Museum of Flight
   9404 East Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108
PNAA Members: $75
Non-members: $100
Includes a plated lunch
Directions: Click here


About our Speakers:

Erika WagnerDr. Erika Wagner serves as Business Development Manager for Blue Origin, LLC, a developer of vehicles and technologies to enable human space transportation. Prior to joining Blue Origin, Dr. Wagner worked with the X PRIZE Foundation as Senior Director of Exploration Prize Development and founding Executive Director of the X PRIZE Lab@MIT. Previously, she served at MIT as Science Director and Executive Director of the Mars Gravity Biosatellite Program, a multi-university spacecraft development initiative to investigate the physiological effects of reduced gravity. From 2009 to 2012, Erika was a member of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation’s Suborbital Applications Researchers Group, furthering the research and education potential of commercial suborbital launch vehicles. Today, she serves on the Boards of the Washington Aerospace Scholars, AIAA Pacific Northwest Section, and American Society for Gravitational and Space Research.

Dr. Wagner’s interdisciplinary academic background includes a bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, a master’s in Aeronautics & Astronautics from MIT, and a PhD in Bioastronautics from the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.  Her research spanned both human and mammalian adaptation to microgravity, partial gravity, and centrifugation; as well as organizational innovation and prize theory. She is also an alumna of the International Space University.

Christina LomasneyChristina Lomasney is the CEO, President and co-founder of Modumetal.  Together with her team, she is realizing the Company’s vision of revolutionizing the way major industries approach the design and production of advanced metal coatings and parts.   Today, Modumetal is pioneering nanolaminated metals manufacturing to enable the deployment of these ultra-high performance metals in a growing number of large-scale industrial and consumer applications.

Christina has worked in the research, development and commercialization of advanced materials technologies for over a decade, starting at The Boeing Company, where she served in engineering roles including in Phantomworks’ advanced metals manufacturing department.   Christina later founded Isotron Corporation, an advanced materials company, which today holds a portfolio of advanced materials technologies and commercial products for environmental cleanup and national defense.

Christina holds a BS in Physics from the University of Washington, where she completed undergraduate research in electrochemistry and graduate studies towards a MS in Applied Physics.  She has published and is named inventor on several pending patents in large-scale environmental remediation and nanostructured materials applications.

Anneliese-VSAnneliese Vance-Sherman is the labor market economist covering Island, King, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties for the Employment Security Department (ESD). She has been with ESD for four years. Prior to state service, Anneliese was a visiting fellow at the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University and taught courses in Economics, Geography and Management. She has a Ph.D. in Economic Geography and a Master’s Degree in Economics both from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her undergraduate studies were in Sociology and Urban Studies

Jay schmidtJay Schmidt is the Vice President-Business Development for Silicon Forest Electronics, a supplier of electronics manufacturing services for the aerospace & unmanned systems industries.  Mr. Schmidt is also a part-time instructor at Clackamas CC in Leadership studies.  He holds an MBA from Concordia University and has held senior leadership positions within the Danaher Corporation and Tyco.


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