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Hear from top business leaders during new Economic Club season

Dean Amy Hillman
August 27, 2013

Top leaders from Sprint, U-Haul, Humana and Deloitte are among those headlining the new season of the Economic Club of Phoenix speaker series. Every year, Phoenix-area audiences are invited to attend the club’s luncheons and hear from some of the biggest names in the business world.

“We want to offer people in the Phoenix area the opportunity to hear directly from the heads of major local companies and international firms,” explains Amy Hillman, dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business. “In this series, they cover both what’s happening in their own companies and larger trends in the business arena.”

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

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

Thursday, Oct. 3 – Bruce Broussard, president and chief executive officer, Humana

Tuesday, Nov. 19 – Dan Burns, chief executive officer, Athletes’ Performance, and John Stobo, managing general partner, ABS Capital

Thursday, Jan. 23 – Joe Shoen, chief executive officer, U-Haul International & chairman and president, AMERCO

Thursday, Feb. 13 – Punit Renjen, chairman of the board, Deloitte

Tuesday, March 18 – Dan Hesse, chief executive officer, Sprint Corporation

Thursday, April 17 – Jim Davidson; co-founder, managing partner and managing director; Silver Lake Partners; Dean’s Council Executive of the Year

Thursday, May 8 – Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon

All luncheons run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The October event will take place at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, with the rest of the locations to be announced.

Non-members are welcome for a $75 luncheon fee. Funds in excess of the cost of lunch are used to support scholarships and faculty research at the W. P. Carey School of Business.

For more information about the club or to reserve seats, call (480) 727-0596, e-mail or go to