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Supreme Court Justice O’Connor to speak at ECP event

December 18, 2008
The first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, will headline the Economic Club of Phoenix’s speaker series on Jan. 15. The public is invited to attend and hear from this influential Arizonan who has been listed by several publications among the top 10 most powerful American women in the world.

The Economic Club of Phoenix 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. It is now the preeminent Arizona forum for the exchange of ideas about business and the economy. The club’s monthly luncheons and other activities offer Valley business leaders and others opportunities to network and engage.

Justice O’Connor will be featured at a Jan. 15 luncheon at the Camelback Inn from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Admission is $100 per person.

Justice O’Connor has deep roots in Arizona. She grew up on a ranch in the southeastern part of the state and then spent much of her career practicing law and serving as a judge in Arizona. She also served for many years in the Arizona State Senate. Her Jan. 15 appearance was arranged in conjunction with the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, and introductory remarks will be provided by the College of Law’s dean, Paul Schiff Berman.

More information about The Economic Club of Phoenix and its speaker series can be found at Other luncheons in the series will feature Gary Loveman, the chairman, CEO and president of Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc., and Michael Ahearn, CEO of First Solar, Inc., who is being honored as the Dean’s Council of 100 Executive of the Year. The group’s annual Economic Outlook Luncheon will be held on May 20. To reserve seats for any of these events, contact Amber Hadvab at (480) 965-1709 or For sponsorship opportunities, contact Rhett Wilson at (480) 965-2333 or