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About Summit

The "Everything Grows with Manufacturing" summit will be held on June 29th, 2011 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Summit convener, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, will describe his efforts to promote private investment and job growth in California, including his work on a new economic development plan that includes manufacturing as a key component.The summit will include premier economists, employers and other stakeholders to share their vision of what California should strive to become in the next decades.

You can download Summit flyer here.

Click here to read the press release on the Summit.


Gavin NewsomGavin Newsom,
Lt. Governor
Jack StewartJack Stewart,
CMTA President
Bob DuttonBob Dutton,
California Senator
Art PulaskiArt Pulaski,
Executive Secretary-Treasurer,
California Labor Federation
Michael JimenezMike Jimenez,
CCPOA President
Ross DeVolRoss DeVol,
Executive Director, Economic Research,
Milken Institute
Julie Meier WrightJulie Meier Wright,
President & CEO, San Diego Regional
Economic Development Corp.,
Bob EpesteinBob Epstein,
Entrepreneur and Engineer,
Greg Lucas,

Political Columnist,
California's Capitol
Bob CieslaBob Ciesla,
C-17 Program Manager,
Eric McAfeeEric McAfee,
AE Biofuels, Inc.


9:30 a.m.   Greg Lucas introduces panel, warms-up the crowd with historical perspective

10:00 a.m. Live webcast begins
Welcome and the importance of manufacturing
  • Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom
  • CMTA president Jack Stewart
  • CCPOA president Mike Jimenez
10:30 a.m. Outlook of manufacturing
  • Milken Institute economist Ross Devol
  • Emerging technology engineer Bob Epstein
  • panel discussion
11:00 a.m. Manufacturing in California: Tale of two companies
  • Boeing C-17 program manager Bob Ciesla
  • AE Biofuels CEO Eric McAfee
  • panel discussion
11:30 a.m. Partnerships for creating jobs in California
  • California Labor Federation leader Art Pulaski
  • Former California Secretary of Trade and Commerce Julie Meier Wright
  • State Senator Bob Dutton
  • CCPOA president Mike Jimenez
  • panel discussion
Noon Taking action
  • panel discussion
  • Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom closing remarks


Katherine Agard -- California State Senate
Luis Alejo -- Assembly
Jose Anaya -- CACT/California Community Colleges/EWD
Joel Anderson -- California Legislature
Michel Balea -- MIA
Butch Beasley -- City College of San Francisco
Yolanda Benson -- Government Strategies, Inc.
Sam Blakeslee -- CA State senate
Joan Borucki -- JBConsulting
Leslie Botos -- BloodSource
Amitoj Brar -- Southwest Manufacturing Systems
Craig Brown -- Alcoa Fastening Systems
Sue Brown -- Baxter
Kyle Buege -- Independent
Leshia Burns -- Kronos
Stephen Burns -- Chevron Corporation
Lisa Cagnolatti -- Southern California Edison
John Calka -- Praxair
Steve Carlson -- CTIA-The Wireless Association
Jose Carmona -- CA State Assembly
Florentino castellon -- GOED
David Coe -- Northrop Grumman
Linda Collins -- Career Ladders Project
Chris Conkling -- USS-POSCO Industries
Paul Cook -- State Assembly
Peter Cooper -- WED/ Ca Labor Fed
Tim Coyle -- Coyle Consulting Group
Marisol Cuellar Mejia -- PPIC
Jesse Cuevas -- Assembly
Trish Daley -- Euler Hermes
Mark Dameron -- Dameron Alloy Foundries
Sandra Debourelando -- Office of Assm Solorio
Ken DeVore -- National Federation of Independent Business
Roger Dickinson -- CA State Assembly
Stan DiOrio -- California State Senate
Jason Dixon -- Bakersfield College
Sam Driggers -- City of Oroville
Angela Driscoll -- Vulcan Materials Company
kurt dunlap -- Mission Hiring Hall
Raymond Elledge -- CMTC
William Emmerson -- CA State Senate
Margaret Enkoji -- SEIU 1000
Katie Faires -- Chancellor's Office, California Community Colleges/EWD
Ann Feng -- International Paper
Doug Fernley -- Concord Energy LLC
Tony Fisher --
Chris Flores -- Rep. Matsui
Scott Folwarkow -- Valero
Felipe Fuentes -- CA State Assembly
Mike Fuller -- BloodSource
Erwin Furukawa -- Southern California Edison
Beth Gaines -- California State Assembly
Ted Gaines -- CA State Senate
Trudy Gerald -- CiACT-SD
Tricia Geringer -- Agricultural Council of CA
James Gill -- General Dynamics NASSCO
Harry Gilmore -- Harper Air Tool Co.
Rick Glasmann -- International Rectifier
Belle Gomez -- Cerritos College
Ross Good --
Richard Gordon -- CA State Assembly
Robert Gore -- UC Davis
Maureen Gorsen -- Alston&Bird LLP
Joe Gregorich -- Toy Industry Association
Katy Grimes -- CalWatchdog
James Groninger -- Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC
Shannon Grove -- CA Assembly
Brett Guge -- California Steel Industries
Rob Gutierrez -- CalTax
Curt Hagman -- State Assembly
Jerry Haleva -- Owens-Illinois
Colleen Haley -- CA STATE ASSEMBLY
James P. Halloran -- Caterpillar Inc.
Loni Hancock -- CA State Senate
Michael Heenan -- Heenan Communications
Aimee Heim -- General Dynamics/NASSCO
john hewitt -- grocery manufacturers association
Rex Hime -- CBPA
Greg Hines -- Hines Government Relations
John Hooper -- Ca Assembly
Greg Hribar -- SMUD
Tupper Hull -- Western States Petroleum Association
Robin Issaco -- Lockheed Martin
Tom Jacob -- T.R. Jacob & Associates
Kai Jager -- MIA Workforce Development Solutions
Becky Johnson -- Siemens
Anthony Jones -- Campbell Applied Physics
Robert Joyce -- Guardian Industries Corp
John Kabateck -- NFIB
Pamela Kan -- Bishop-Wisecarver
Paul Kaufmann -- Wellness Express
Mather Kearney -- GoED
Jessica Kelly -- CalEPA
W Robin Kemker -- Epoch Times
Margret Kim -- california air resources board
Rick Knapp -- Novartis
Randi Knott -- California Hotel & Lodging Association
John Kolb -- Harper Tool Inc.
Gregory Krisilas -- Javelin Laser
George Kunst -- USS-POSCO Industries
Marsha Kwalwasser -- Northrop Grumman Corporation
John Langreck -- Romo Incentives Group
John Larrea -- CLFP
Marc Lifsher -- LA Times
Shari Little -- Employment Training Panel
Dan Logue -- Ca, State Assembly
James Long -- Macs Lab
Christine Longroy -- SME
Russell Lowery -- PG&E
Jonathan Ma -- Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development
Mignon Marks -- CALSEIA
Richard Markuson -- Pacific Advocacy Group
Mark Martin -- City College of San Francisco
Eileen Marxen -- CIDFAC
Eric McAfee -- Berg McAfee Companies
Mike McGraw -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Gavin McHugh -- Mchugh & Associates
Brian McMahon -- Employment Training Panel
Chris Micheli -- Aprea & Micheli
Eugene Mitchell -- Sempra Energy Utilities
Dana Nichol -- Pete Conaty and Associates
Mitra Novin -- Boeing
Michael Obermire -- USS-POSCO Industries
Ralph Ochoa -- Ochoa & Moore Law Firm
John Oehmke -- Downey Brand Attorneys LLP
Michelle Oliveira -- California Department of Education
Michelle Orrock -- NFIB
Barbara Ortega -- POW Group
Roy Paulson -- Paulson Manufacturing
Carol Pepper-Kittredge -- Sierra College CACT
Henry Perea -- Assembly
Manuel Perez -- CA State Assembly
Kathy Procida -- Johnson & Johnson
Adam Quinonez -- California Workforce Investment Board
Jason Rancadore -- Governor's Office of Economic Development
Bruce Ray -- Johns Manville
Matt Rezvani -- BP America, Inc.
Everett Rice -- Office of Senator Mimi Walters
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas -- CA Senator Curren Price
Albert Rivas -- CDCR
Jeff Rogers -- Goodrich
Joe Romero -- La Fogata
Lynn Ross -- CompWest Insurance
Ash Roughani -- California Forward
Micah Runner -- City of Rancho Cordova
Jim Sando -- Strategic Results Group
Dale Schell -- Dow
Rob Schumann -- AECOM
Kurt Schuparra -- California Strategies
Malaki Seku-Amen -- California Urban Partnership
Paula Shawa -- Boeing
Tim Shestek -- American Chemistry Council
Roy Sianez -- Office of Norma Torres
Branch Sinkule -- Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Ed Smith -- CACT
Robert Smith -- USS-POSCO Industries
Denna Sneddon -- CompWest Insurance
Dave Snyder -- Placer County California
Christine Solich -- CAEATFA
Louis Stewart -- GoED
Victoria Stewart -- Office of Assemblyman Curt Hagman
Bill Stone -- Small Manufacturers Institute
Curtis Stubbings -- Praxair, Inc.
Matt Sutton -- CA Restaurant Assn.
Tod Sutton -- Dow
Paul Swinney -- Southwest Mfg. Systems
Toni Symonds -- Assembly Committee on Jobs
Brook Taylor -- Governor's Office of Economic Development
David Theriault -- BP America, Inc.
Lou Thompson -- Harper Tool Inc.
David Tierney -- PSG Tax Credits Group
Mark Timmerman -- Assemblyman Jeff Gorell
Katie Tinney -- Anheuser-Busch
Maria Torres -- City College of San Francisco
Norma Torres -- Ca State Assembly
Katherine Trajano -- City College of San Francisco
David Tulauskas -- General Motors
Greg Turner -- Council on State Taxation
Karl Turner -- DST Output
David Valadao -- State Assembly
Katie Vavao -- Speaker's Office
Meg Villarreal -- Del Monte
Chris Vlautin -- Baxter Healthcare
Ellis Wallenberg -- Kennedy Jenks
James Watson -- California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC)
Brian White -- BP America, Inc.
Heather Williams -- CAEATFA
Julie Woodworth -- GoED
Lauren Zahedani -- National Federation of Independent Business
Steve Zettler -- SF City College

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