Hear from top business leaders during speaker series

November 7, 2012

Top leaders from Sam’s Club, Intel, the United Services Automobile Association (USAA), and the Arizona Diamondbacks are among those taking the stage during the current 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 Valley businesspeople to be able to hear from the heads of major local companies and top executives from international firms,” says Robert Mittelstaedt, dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business. “This series brings leaders from a variety of industries to talk about what’s happening in their own companies, as well as in the business arena as a whole.” Dean Robert Mittelstaedt Download Full Image

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 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 opportunities to network and engage.

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

Thursday, Nov. 8 – William Toler, chief executive officer, AdvancePierre Foods; Matt Wilson, managing director, Oaktree Capital Management

Wednesday, Jan. 23 – Derrick Hall, president and chief executive officer, Arizona Diamondbacks

Tuesday, Feb. 12 – Charles Redfield, executive vice president of merchandising, Sam’s Club

Tuesday, March 19 – Doug Davis, vice president and general manager, Arizona fab/sort manufacturing site, Intel Corporation

Thursday, April 25 – Maj. Gen. Josue Robles Jr., president and chief executive officer, United Services Automobile Association (USAA), Dean’s Council of 100 Executive of the Year

Thursday, May 16 – Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon

All luncheons run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The November event will take place at JW Marriott’s Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, with the rest of the locations still 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 wpcarey.ecp@asu.edu or go to www.econclubphx.org.

Free workshop to learn more about the veteran student experience

November 7, 2012

ASU’s active military and veteran students face unique adjustment issues as they transition into the university environment. Faculty and staff who would like to gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by military students are invited to a free workshop, which will be offered on each campus.

The speaker at the West and Downtown Phoenix campuses will be Air Force veteran Adam McCray, and the speaker at the Polytechnic and Tempe campuses will be U.S. Marine Corps veteran Robert Stockman. Please RSVP to VeteransRSVP@asu.edu and include the workshop location you will be attending. For any other questions, call 480-965-7723 or email VeteransServices@asu.edu. Download Full Image

Tuesday, Nov. 13:

West campus
9-10:30 a.m.
University Center, La Sala Ballroom B

Downtown Phoenix campus
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Cronkite Building, room 215
(Feel free to bring your lunch)

Wednesday, Nov. 14:

Polytechnic campus
9-10:30 a.m.
Student Union, Cooley Ballroom

Tempe campus
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Social Sciences Building, room 105
(Feel free to bring your lunch)

Lisa Robbins

Editor/publisher, Media Relations and Strategic Communications