EVP, Aerospace & Defense
Maurice “Mo” McDonald joined the Coalition in 2011 and is responsible for maintaining the partnership with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) and a regional presence with all area defense installations. In addition, he is working on BRAC initiatives and is helping shape the regional UAS/UAV strategy.
Prior to joining the Coalition, McDonald was a Senior Program Manager at URS Corporation in Beavercreek, Ohio. He was responsible for executing URS business development, recruitment and employee retention in support of the Federal Government specifically the Department of Defense.
A 1986 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Mo entered the Air Force and served over 21 years as a logistics and acquisitions officer. His first assignment was Tyndall Air Force Base, where in 1989, he served as the Chief of Resource Plans Division. Following, his next assignment placed him at Yokota Air Base Japan as the Chief of Mobility Planning Branch in 1989. In 2000, Mo was selected as a commander of the Logistics Support Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana followed by an assignment in 2002 as Chief, Logistics Plans Branch, Pacific Command, Camp Smith Marine Corp Base, Hawaii. Shortly after, he was selected to be a commander at Elmendorf Air Force Base, where he was responsible for over 500 military and civilian personnel. During the Hawaii assignment, Mo was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq and became the deputy base commander. Designated as the Mayor of Camp Sather, he was responsible for all base operations supporting Army, Air Force, British, and Iraqi personnel. Finally, in 2007, Mo served at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as the Deputy Commander responsible for base security and services, logistics support, contracting, and base military and civilian personnel management.
Mo has a Bachelor of Science degree from the Air Force Academy and a Masters Degree in Management from Georgia College and State University.