Skip to main content

Big Names featured in Economic Club of Phoenix Speaker Series

October 08, 2008

Valley audiences will get a chance to hear from some major players during the Economic Club of Phoenix’s speaker series this year. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and the head of Eli Lilly and Company are among the headliners.

The Economic Club of Phoenix (ECP) was founded by a group of prominent business executives called the Dean’s Council of 100, in conjunction with the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. The group is now the preeminent Arizona forum for the exchange of ideas about business and the economy. Its monthly luncheons and other activities offer Valley business leaders and others opportunities to network and engage.

This year’s speaker lineup (subject to change) is:

Wednesday, Oct. 22 – Roger J. Dow, president and CEO of the Travel Industry Association

Wednesday, Nov. 19 – Sidney Taurel, chairman of the board of Eli Lilly and Compan

Thursday, Jan. 15 – Sandra Day O’Connor, U.S. Supreme Court justice

Thursday, Feb. 26 – Gary Loveman; chairman, CEO and president of Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.

Thursday, March 26 – Michael Ahearn, CEO of First Solar Inc. and Dean’s Council of 100 Executive of the Year

April (Date TBA) – Details coming soon

Wednesday, May 20 – Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon

All of the events run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The first two luncheons will be held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. Guests are welcome for a $100 luncheon fee. The Executive of the Year luncheon cost is $150.

For more information or to reserve seats, contact Amber Hadvab at (480) 965-1709 or For sponsorship opportunities or to register groups of 9 or more, contact Rhett Wilson at (480) 965-2333 or