Maurice “Mo” McDonald is the Vice President, Air Force Operations at P E Systems, Inc. located in Dayton, OH. In his capacity, Mo is responsible for leading the company’s largest contract supporting the US Air Force. He manages personnel providing program management, engineering, cyber security, logistics, test and evaluation and administrative support across several locations nationwide.
Prior to joining PESystems, Mo was the Executive Vice President of Aerospace and Defense at the Dayton Development Coalition. He managed partnerships and initiatives across the Dayton region with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), the Springfield Air National Guard Base and the Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center. Mo was responsible for preserving and protecting the federal assets in the Dayton region. In addition, he helped shape the Ohio Unmanned Aircraft Systems strategy and supported the attraction, retention and expansion of Aerospace and Defense related businesses across Ohio.
Mo also served for over two decades in the U.S. Air Force and has a Bachelor’s degree from the US Air Force Academy and a Master’s degree from Georgia College and State University. Mo currently serves as a Trustee on the Clark State Community College Board in Springfield, OH, a member of the Air Force Institute of Technology Foundation Board and a member of the Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association Board. He resides in Xenia, OH with his wife Sylvia and his two sons Michael and William. Mo hails from Cleveland, OH and is an avid Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians fan.