October Luncheon: Stories Taking Flight

Oct 1 2015 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Stories Taking Flight: Cutting Through the Clutter & Clearances
with Jennifer Hogan and Ben Davis, Boeing

Boeing Communicators Jennifer Hogan and Ben Davis will share examples from their experiences in promotoing and supporting Boeing Defense, Space & Security programs in Oklahoma City. 

Jennifer Hogan
Jennifer Hogan has been the communications lead for the Large Aircraft Engineering & Sustainment team since 2005. She also supports the Oklahoma City site employee communications and external communications and has been with Boeing for 16 years.

In her role she is responsible for key media relationships as well as delivering program key messages and information to the media, helping them understand the weapon systems and Boeing’s role in their modernization and sustainment. Airplane programs supported include C-32, C-40, C-130 AMP, E-4, KC-135, KC-10, VC-25 and select Special Operation Forces platforms.

Her support of the Oklahoma City site includes internal employee communications and local media outreach in the community. Her role is to help employees understand the business and help the community know Boeing and what the employees do in the community.

Prior to this assignment Hogan was the Boeing Oklahoma state focal for community relations. She organized volunteer events for employees and worked closely with not for profits to understand their needs. Those needs included company grant dollars for projects, donated goods and volunteer hours. 

Hogan has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Business from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. She is working towards her Master of Business Administration at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Ben Davis
Ben Davis has served as a Communicator for Boeing’s Aircraft Modernization & Sustainment team since joining the company in 2014.

In his role Davis is tasked with promoting Boeing’s platforms in local, trade and national media and supporting internal and external communications tactics including print, video and digital mediums. He supports Boeing platforms B-1 Lancer bomber; B-52 Stratofortress bomber; Airborne Warning & Controls System (AWACS); Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft as well as site executives.

Davis has been working in the communications field for more than a decade with companies such as Kimray and the Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation. His jobs have ranged from Spanish translation to freelance writing. A natural-born storyteller, Ben has found a niche in corporate communications which allows him to tell story of the company — its people, goals and triumphs.

Davis has a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing from Baylor University and a Masters of Professional Writing from the University of Oklahoma. Of equal importance, he is the proud owner of a 2nd place trophy for completing a five mile run with friends in the Wichita Mountains.

The luncheon will be held at the Boldt Construction building at 100 W. Hefner Rd. Oklahoma City, OK 73114 (Click here for a Google Map). Please be sure to get there in time for networking — from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The actual luncheon will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

IABC Members and Students pay only $20 per person. Non-members are welcome for $30 each. If you have any questions about registration or want to RSVP but want to pay at the door, send an email to Jenefar DeLeon and she'll get you all fixed up.

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