On Thursday May 14th at 2:00 PM EST, the Institute for Defense and Business presented a distinguished panel to discuss lessons from the current COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to the workplace, accomplishing the mission, and essential operations under this new abnormal including how they have responded and their strategic plans for the future.  

The panel discussion is intended to address the planning, considerations, and challenges with getting back to work or, for essential businesses, continue to work through what is arguably the largest challenge the world has faced in the last 100 years.  It will provide forward-looking ideas, recommendations, and their experience so far in getting back to work.  This discussion promises to be of great interest and will provide many great take-aways for the IDB alumni and greater community we serve. 

The IDB webinar panel was conducted using Zoom and also broadcast via Facebook Live from the IDB’s Facebook page.

Panelists include:

  • Lt Gen John B. Cooper, USAF (Ret), Senior Vice President, Global Government & Defense of AAR Corporation
  • Mr. Jim Brunke, Senior IDB Faculty and CEO of Kalogridis International
  • Mr. Kevin Ruelas, President and CEO of Syndetix, Inc.