EVP, Aerospace & Defense
Maurice “Mo” McDonald is responsible for The Dayton Development Coalition Aerospace and Defense initiatives and programs. He specifically maintains the partnerships with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) and a regional presence with all area defense installations. In addition, he is helping shape the regional Unmanned Aircraft Systems strategy and supporting the attraction, retention and expansion of Aerospace and Defense related businesses.
Prior to joining the Coalition, Mo was a Senior Program Manager at URS Corporation in Beavercreek, Ohio. He was responsible for managing over $90 million in government contracts, executing URS business development activities, and recruitment and employee retention in support of the Federal Government.
A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Mo served over 21 years as a logistics and acquisitions officer. He had numerous positions throughout his career leading and managing Air Force Supply Chain and Logistics process and the Acquisition and Sustainment of Air Force weapon systems. During the Iraqi war, Mo was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq as 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. In 2006, Mo received the Thomas P. Gerrity award as the number one logistician in the US Air Force. Finally, he served at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as the Deputy Commander responsible for base security, services, logistics support, contracting, and military and civilian personnel management.
Mo has a Bachelor of Science degree from the Air Force Academy and a Masters Degree in Supply Chain Management from Georgia College and State University.