2024 EJOA Conference Agenda

The Grand America Hotel

Salt Lake City, UT


Note: Times, locations, and other details are subject to change prior to the event

Friday, May 17, 2024

7:00am – 5:00pm – Registration

            Lobby outside of the Grand Ballroom

6:00pm – 9:00pm – Welcome Reception – EOC & EJOA Joint Reception

            Grand America Hotel Center Courtyard

Saturday, May 18, 2024

7:00am – 3:30pm – Registration

            Lobby outside of the Grand Ballroom

7:00am – 8:00am – Breakfast Buffet and Exhibit Hall Opens

            Imperial Ballroom

8:15am – 9:00am – Welcome and Introductions

            David O’Maley – President, Board of Directors, EJOA 

            Welcome & Updates on “Your Association”

            Jamie Rogers –Executive Director, EJOA

            Introduction to the Executive Director and Plans for EJOA’s Future and Growth

            Grand Ballroom ABD

9:00am – 10:00am – Keynote Speaker 

Robert L. Sumwalt –Executive Director of the Boeing Center for Aviation and Aerospace Safety at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Lessons from the Ashes: The Critical Role of Safety Leadership

Robert Sumwalt will discuss accidents that he dealt with while serving as NTSB chairman and Board Member. He highlights four critical lessons he’s learned by sifting through ashes. It’s a somber but thought-provoking discussion that you won’t want to miss.

Grand Ballroom ABD

10:00am – 10:30am – Break and Exhibit Hall Open

            Imperial Ballroom

10:30am – 11:50am – Topical Presentations

CAMP Systems InternationalGabrielle Barry, OEM FSR Representative

The World of Aircraft Maintenance Records and Why they are More Important than Ever Before

Gogo Business AviationRussell Otowchits, Director, Aftermarket Sales

Developments and the Future of Aircraft Connectivity, Communications Technology, and the Internet

Grand Ballroom ABD 

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch and Exhibit Hall Open

            Imperial Ballroom

1:15pm – 2:15pm – Keynote Speaker

Charlie Precourt - Retired NASA Chief Astronaut and U.S. Air Force Colonel & Member of the Board of Directors of CJP

Business Jet Flight Safety – What it Takes, and Developments from a Peer Association, CJP (Citation Jet Pilots)

Grand Ballroom ABD

2:15pm – 2:45pm – Break and Exhibit Hall Open

            Imperial Ballroom

3:00pm – 3:50pm – Topical Workshop Breakout Sessions A

Robert L. Sumwalt – The SMS Requirement: It’s Not as Scary as you Think

As just about everyone knows, on April 22, the FAA issued the final rule for Part 135 operators to implement SMS. Although some requirements may seem onerous, it may not be as bad as you think. Robert Sumwalt coauthored Safety Management Systems in Aviation, 3rd Edition, and can help you unpack these requirements. See how you can successfully implement SMS in your operation.

Grand Salon

Gogo Business Aviation - Sean Aguirre, Regional Sales Manager

Gogo Inflight Connectivity Update – AVANCE Platform and Services


FlightSafety International - John (Jack) Cochrane- FlightSafety International Embraer Phenom Flight Instructor

Proficient vs. Prepared: Focused Training for Real World Safety


4:00pm – 4:50pm – Topical Workshop Breakout Sessions B

Charlie Precourt – CJP Gold Standard Safety Initiative

Grand Salon

CAMP Systems International -Gabrielle Barry, OEM FSR Representative and Damian Martinez, Senior Powerplant Analyst

How to Get the Most Out of Your CAMP Subscription


Embraer CAE Training ServicesPhil Nardecchia, Head of Training ECTS

The Evolution of Phenom Training at ECTS


6:00pm – 9:30pm – EJOA Annual Banquet and Live Auction

            6:00pm – 7:00pm – EJOA Reception and Cocktails

            Grand Ballroom Reception

            7:00pm – 9:30pm – Dinner and Live Auction

            Grand Ballroom C


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