Pictured left (L to R): Col. Paul Porter, Director of Contracting/JBSA, 502nd Contracting Squadron; William Loiry, Chairman, DLF; Lana Corrigan, Executive Vice President, DLF; Brig. Gen. Greg Chaney, Commander, Texas National Guard; and Maj. Gen. Patrick W. Burden, Deputy Commanding Gen. for Combat Systems, Army Futures Command, pictured at DLF’s Southwest Defense Contracting Summit 2019 in San Antonio, Texas.
Each year, the Defense Leadership Forum organizes an average of six events that connect businesses and services in the defense industry. With the presence of COVID-19, the Defense Leadership Forum has had to shift its perspectives and planning in regards to hosting live events.
The Defense Leadership Forum is a public service organization bringing together Congressional leaders, Pentagon officials and business representatives to identify the best solutions to defend the United States. Its leaders have brought together more than 100,000 Congressional, government, military and industry leaders. DLF connects the government and military community in addition to the defense industry.
Some of these events include the Air Force Contracting Summit, the Southwest Defense Contracting Summit and the Navy Contracting Summit. The Air Force Contracting Summit in particular draws a large crowd to the Emerald Coast region, taking place at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa.
Lana Corrigan, Executive Vice President of the Defense Leadership Forum, provides strategic planning for all programs and events, develops alliances with defense-related businesses and communicates with all vendors and venues, amongst many other roles.