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2019 Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference

  • 03 Oct 2019
  • 09:00
  • The Ohio State University


  • For ORBAA Internal Use Only

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2019 ORBAA S&D Conference

at The Ohio State University

“Love Your Co-Workers but Watch Your Back!”

Ohio Business Aviation Schedulers & Dispatchers

Details for this popular event are as follows:

DATE: Thursday, October 3, 2019

TIME: Registration 9:00am, Start 10:00am

VENUE: The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Pfahl Hall / 280 W Woodruff Ave, Columbus OH 43210

PARKING: Use Valet (no charge) at the Blackwell Hotel


  • The Blackwell Inn at OSU, 2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH 43210
  • https://www.theblackwell.com/
  • Room Rate: $169 
  • Call hotel directly to book ORBAA room rate; 866-247-4003
  • Room block reserved Oct 2-3

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For those of you who have come to make ORBAA S&D an annual tradition, the format will be similar to last year and will include timely and relevant working sessions facilitated by industry veterans. 

Registration 9:00 AM

First Session 10:00 AM


Dan Wolfe

Vice President and General Manager, Nationwide Aviation Business Center

Daniel Wolfe graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology with an Aerospace concentration.  Dan also has a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.  His aviation ratings include ATP, CFII and A&P, along with numerous aircraft type ratings. 

A 28+ year dedicated employee of Nationwide, Dan currently serves as Vice President and General Manager of the Nationwide Aviation Business Center, where he has established himself as a visionary leader and trusted business advisor.  Dan is also one of Nationwide’s aircraft captains and has been transporting Nationwide Associates to destinations around the globe to conduct important business for more than two decades.  He has spent his career combining his extensive flying service with implementing strategic aviation business development initiatives to elevate the Aviation business unit.  Under his direction, Dan developed numerous strategic logistical solutions for Nationwide designed to improve the travel experience as well as save the company millions of dollars.

Dan’s exceptional background led him to become one of the founding members of Business Aviation Collaborative of Ohio (BACO) where he had the responsibility of bridging public and private business partners with academia, with the help of the Ohio Board of Regents, to develop a business aviation course to be implemented in most of the state’s colleges and universities.  He actively promotes business/corporate aviation to universities and colleges throughout Ohio.  Dan is currently an industry advisor to Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association (ORBAA), has served on numerous collegiate aviation advisory boards/panels, a collegiate aviation program and project mentor, and mentors the Aviation Maintenance and Operations Internship Programs for Nationwide flight operations.  As an active member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), Dan also advised their Business Aviation Management Committee (BAMC), which provides guidance to business aviation personnel and department managers in the NBAA internship and mentoring membership programs and opportunities.  Along with other committee members, he helped develop a guide on Business Aviation and Collegiate internship programs and actively presents at conferences on such issues. 

One of Dan’s many passions is providing developmental opportunities for students in the aviation field.  Dan actively mentors aspiring aviation students by sharing knowledge, providing real time experience, and introducing them to important business aspects of Aviation.  Since he was a child, Dan’s dream was to become a pilot and he has worked with hundreds of students throughout his career to share his passions and help define the next generation of pilots in the aviation field. 

Dan has accumulated over 14,800 flight hours flying both international and domestic.  Dan was a Living Legends of Aviation recipient in 2016.  Wolfe lives a very full life in Pataskala, Ohio with his wonderful wife, Carla, and family. 

Session Description:

Discovering hidden talents within your team and overcoming personality differences is critical to operational harmony and growth. In this session, you'll learn how to get the most out of your role and your team; working together and raising the bar for all to benefit. We’ll also dive into best practices for how to obtain mentoring, counseling, and developing future leaders.

Eric Moilanen

Founder, Premier Corporate Security

Eric Moilanen is the founder of Premier Corporate Security (PCS), an ISO 9001 certified private aviation security company, managing U.S. Customs and TSA compliance programs for private and charter operators.  Eric has developed innovative training and management tools, as well as an extensive network of contractors and support personnel to further the missions of business aviation.

Mr. Moilanen has 24 years experience in private/corporate aviation working up to Gulfstream and DC-9 Captain. His career began with in law enforcement with the Michigan State Police. This combination of career experiences is unparalleled and uniquely qualifies Mr. Moilanen in the field of private aviation security matters. 

A long-term member of NBAA, Mr. Moilanen joined the NBAA Security Council in 2013. 

Session Description:

A discussion about insider threats: recognition, mitigation, and response

Speaker from Professional Flight Management

Session Description:

Securing Information in a Mobile World

In conjunction with ORBAA’s Training and Workforce Development pillar, students from Ohio State’s Dispatcher Class will present a brief overview of the course development and their experience with the program and practical exam.  Input and support from industry professionals is highly encouraged!




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