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TEMPE, AZ (Sept. 11, 2018) — CEOs of American Airlines, Mayo Clinic, Nextiva, Sprouts Farmers Market, and Waste Management are among those slated to speak during the new Economic Club of Phoenix season. Every year, Phoenix-area audiences are invited to attend the club’s luncheons and hear from some major names in the business world.

“Each year, ECP outdoes itself, so I’m very excited for this season’s calendar,” said Amy Hillman, dean of Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business. “We not only have the chance to hear from a number of Arizona-based companies, but those companies are industry leaders who are driving innovation and change. I think this season offers something for everyone, whether you’re an established leader yourself or you’re just starting out.”

The Economic Club of Phoenix (ECP) speaker series — hosted by the W. P. Carey School of Business — is celebrating its 34th anniversary and has become 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:

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 – Spirit of Enterprise Award Luncheon honoring Nextiva, with featured speaker Tomas Gorny, CEO, Nextiva – The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 – James C. Fish Jr., president and CEO, Waste Management – Camelback Golf Club

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 – Economic Forecast Luncheon – Phoenix Convention Center

  • John H. Cochrane, senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University
  • Bart Hobijn, applied macroeconomist, W. P. Carey School of Business
  • Lee McPheters, research professor of economics, director of the JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center, W. P. Carey School of Business

Tuesday, Jan.15, 2019 – ECP Luncheon – Wyatt Decker, CEO, Mayo Clinic Arizona – Camelback Golf Club

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 – Amin Maredia, CEO, Sprouts Farmers Market – Camelback Golf Club

Thursday, April 4, 2019 – Executive of the Year Award Luncheon honoring Doug Parker, CEO, American Airlines – JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa

Thursday, May 2, 2019 – Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon featuring W. P. Carey economists – The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

  • Dennis Hoffman, director of the L. William Seidman Research Institute
  • Lee McPheters, research professor of economics, director of the JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center
  • Mark Stapp, executive director, Master of Real Estate Development

Each luncheon runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with the exception of December’s Economic Forecast, which is scheduled from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tickets for non-members are available for $85. 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, visit www.econclubphx.org or by calling 480-727-0596. Journalists interested in covering an event are asked to RSVP in advance.

For more information / media contact:
Rebecca Ferriter, W. P. Carey School of Business
Rebecca.Ferriter@asu.edu
310-871-9041

About the W. P. Carey School of Business

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the top-ranked business schools in the United States. The school is internationally regarded for its research productivity and its distinguished faculty members, including a Nobel Prize winner. Students come from more than 100 countries and include more than 50 National Merit Scholars. Visit www.wpcarey.asu.edu.