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ASU/PNC Bank Economic Forecast Luncheon
Mary C. Daly (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco), Stuart G. Hoffman (The PNC Financial Services Group), Bart Hobijn and Lee R. McPheters (W. P. Carey School of Business)

Arizona is rebounding but big problems could be looming, ASU economist says
ASU forecast: Arizona, U.S. could be back near economic normal in 2021


Jerry Coleman, Co-founder and former co-CEO Offerpad
6 lessons for turning challenges into entrepreneurial opportunities


D. Christian “Chris” Koch, Chairman, President and CEO, Carlisle Companies Incorporated
Today’s leaders need clarity the most, 2020 Executive of the Year says


Girish Rishi, CEO, Blue Yonder
Economic minute: 7 evolving COVID-19 situations
Going into the wild Blue Yonder with Girish Rishi


Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon
Dennis Hoffman, Lee McPheters, Mark Stapp

Annual Economic Outlook: Thriving and likely to flourish into 2020
Test your economic smarts
Predicting Arizona's 2020 economy


Doug Parker, Chief Executive Officer, American Airlines
A beacon of reliability in the commercial aviation industry
American Airlines CEO talks about Boeing 737 Max 8, possible cancellations


Michelle Cirocco, Chief Social Responsibility Officer, Televerde
A corporate conscience: Good for the community and company


Lois E. Krahn, MD, Interim CEO, Mayo Clinic
Who pays for health care innovation?


Spirit of Enterprise Award
Tomas Gorny, CEO, Nextiva

The people behind the most accurate economic forecasts
Nextiva CEO accepts prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award


Jim Fish, President and CEO, Waste Management
Waste Management reduces and reuses, while looking to the future
The question du jour about GDP growth


Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon
Dennis Hoffman, Lee McPheters, Mark Stapp
Annual Economic Outlook: Rosy and no recession in sight
How much do you know about the Valley of the Sun?


Terri Kelly, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
2018 Executive of the Year


Chet Cadieux, President and CEO, QuikTrip Corporation
People and place: QuikTrip's winning culture combination


Brett Matthews, Chairman and co-CEO, Kate Farms, Inc.
Adding love and expertise to help improve people’s lives


Ernie Garcia, III, Chairman and CEO, Carvana
Customer service is the real disruption in used-car sales, Carvana CEO says


Ken Lamneck, President and CEO, Insight
Helping businesses run smarter


Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon
Dennis Hoffman, Lee McPheters, Mark Stapp

Get the economic outlook: national, statewide, local real estate


Edward J. "Joe" Shoen, Chairman and CEO, U-Haul International
2017 Executive of the Year


Mark Emmert, President, The NCAA
The Value of College Sports


Dr. David Jacofsky, Chairman and CEO, The CORE Institute
High Tech Healthcare Strategy


Tony Sarsam, Chief Executive Officer, Ready Pac Foods, Inc.
Why Companies That Put Employees First Prosper
Tis the season for Economic Projections


Jason Clemens, Executive Vice President, The Fraser Institute
Lessons for the U.S. from Canadian reforms
Headwinds for the next president


Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon
Dennis Hoffman, Lee McPheters, Elliott D. Pollack
This is the boom: Economists deliver 2016 outlook


John Hammergren, Chairman, President and CEO, McKesson Corporation
Executive of the Year: McKesson CEO John H. Hammergren


Hilary Schneider, President and CEO, LifeLock
Identity protection versus identity management


Harvey Kanter, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Blue Nile
Blue Nile diamonds: Trust and authenticity
Delivering great brand experiences to differentiate


Susan Salka, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director, AMN Healthcare


Cliff Burrows, Group President, U.S. and Americas, Starbucks
Starbucks: Humanity infuses corporate success
Phoenix Business Journal – Some Starbucks stores in Arizona will start serving alcohol; group president speaks in Phoenix


Kickoff Event
B. Ravikumar, Professor of Economics
India: The emerging economic giant
Arizona business leaders gain insight on India's economic growth


Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon
Lee McPheters, Dennis Hoffman, Michael Orr
2015 Economic Outlook: Is Arizona's Groundhog Day finally over?
Arizona economy figures to keep slow gains in 2015


Christopher Mapes, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc.
A Century of Success: Lincoln Electric's Long Vision


Elizabeth Crain, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Moelis & Company
A firsthand perspective on the IPO experience


Michael Tipsord, Vice Chairman, President and COO, State Farm Insurance Companies
State Farm: Helping People Manage Life's Risks
The Arizona Republic – State Farm Exec: Transit helped Tempe get $600M hub


Walter Robb, Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market
Straight talk from Whole Foods CEO
Why Whole Foods' CEO isn't worried about Sprouts


Kevin Knight, CEO, Knight Transportation
Knight Transportation CEO Says Growing a Business Requires Sacrifice


Ray Anderson, Vice President for University Athletics and Athletics Director, Arizona State University
ASU Athletic Director Ray Anderson on the Importance of Image in Sports
Ray Anderson: Athletics Boosting Financial Game

9/24/2014 Kickoff Event

Thomas Bates, Department Chair, Finance
Jeffrey Cunningham, Professor of Practice, Management
Obama Administration Moves to Discourage Companies from Moving Overseas


Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon
Lee McPheters, Dennis Hoffman, Michael Orr
KnowWPC – The Economy: For Arizona and the nation, more of the same


Executive of the Year
Jim Davidson, Co-Founder, Managing Partner and Managing Director
Silver Lake Partners
KnowWPC – KnowWPC – KnowWPC – Silver Lake’s Jim
The Arizona Republic – Tech executive urges Phoenix crowd to ruthlessly pursue sensible investments


Dan Hesse, Chief Executive Officer, Sprint Corporation
KnowWPC – Beyond Phones to a Mobile Internet of Things
The Arizona Republic – Sprint CEO Talks Technology in Tempe


Punit Renjen, Chairman of the Board, Deloitte LLP
KnowWPC – Deloitte chairman describes culture of exceptionalism
The Arizona Republic – Build relationships before profit, Deloitte executive says


Edward J. “Joe” Shoen, CEO, U-Haul International
What's driving CEO pay sky high?


Dan Burns, CEO, Athletes’ Performance
John Stobo, Managing General Partner, ABS Capital
KnowWPC – Athletes’ Performance revolutionizes training


Beth Bierbower, President of the Employer Group Segment, Humana
KnowWPC - Undercurrents of Change in the U.S. Health Care Industry

9/19/2013 Kickoff Event

Mary Jo Bitner, Professor and Executive Director, Center for Services Leadership


Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon
Lee McPheters, Dennis Hoffman, Michael Orr, Robert Mittelstaedt
KnowWPC - Arizona’s Pace Slow, but Still Faster than U.S.
KnowWPC - What Do You Know About Economics?


Executive of the Year
Josue Robles, President and Chief Executive Officer
KnowWPC - USAA CEO is Executive of the Year


Douglas Davis, Vice President and General Manager
Arizona Fab/Sort Manufacturing Site
Intel Corporation
KnowWPC – Intel's Doug Davis Addresses Economic Club of Phoenix


Charles Redfield, Exec. Vice President of Merchandising
Sam's Club
KnowWPC- The Realities of Global Business
The Arizona Republic - Sam’s Club Executive Getting Company to Think Globally


Derrick Hall, President & CEO
The Arizona Diamondbacks
KnowWPC- Derrick Hall: Hitting a Home Run for Fans


William Toler, CEO of Advance Pierre Foods
Matthew Wilson, Managing Director of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
KnowWPC- AdvancePierre: Case Study in Successful Restructuring


Dan Harkins
Owner & CEO
Harkins Theatres
KnowWPC – Harkins Theatres: The Back Story of a Successful Family Business
Phoenix Business Journal -- Economists Predict 2013 GDP Growth of Just 1.4 Percent


Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon
Lee McPheters, Dennis Hoffman, Michael Orr, Robert Mittelstaedt
Economic Improvement: Long Road Ahead
Economics 101: What's Your Grade
Housing, Experts Maintain Postive Outlook
Outlook on Jobs Remains Steady
KAET Horizon video clip
Phoenix Business Journal articles
(Phoenix Business Journal - article 1)
(Phoenix Business Journal - article 2)
KPHO TV Channel 5
KJZZ Radio
Rebound in Progress, But Still Years from Full Economic Recovery
Economy Looking Up, Say 3 ASU Economists
State Regaining Jobs, But Local Picture Remains Mixed


Irwin M. Jacobs
Qualcomm Inc.
KnowWPCareyarticle and podcast “Technologies that Changed Our Lives”
Phoenix Business Journal article
The Arizona Republic article


Doug Parker
Chairman and CEO
US Airways
KnowWPCarey article
The Arizona Republic article
The Arizona Republic Economic Minute article
KPHO Channel 5 Phoenix, AZ article 
AZ Family KTVK Channel 3 article


Curtis R. Frasier
General Counsel, Upstream Americas
Head of Legal in USA
Shell Oil Company
KnowWPCarey article
Downtown Devil article


Hamish Brewer
President and CEO
JDA Software
The Arizona Republic
KnowWPCarey article


Chris Cookson
President of Sony Pictures Technologies
Former President of BP Asia-Pacific & BP China
Downtown Devil article
KnowWPC Article


Gary Dirks
Director of ASU Lightworks
Former President of BP Asia-Pacific & BP China
Knowledge @ W. P. Carey article
Dean Robert Mittelstaedt's Economic Minute


Kickoff Event
Russell Owens of Fox Restaurant Concepts
Dan Harkins of Harkins Theaters
"Dinner and a Show" - KnowWPC article
"Economic Club of Phoenix Speaker Series Kicks Off" - State Press article


Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon
Lee McPheters, Dennis Hoffman, Robert Mittelstaedt
"Mid-year Economic Outlook: Slow Growth" - Knowledge @ W. P. Carey article
"What Do You Know? Annual Arizona Economics Quiz"
"Economic Outlook Luncheon: 2 more years of slow growth, then economic boost - ASU News article
"ASU economists predict brighter future for Arizona" - The Arizona Republic article
"Economist: Arizona will add 300,000 jobs by 2015" - article


Richard C. Adkerson
President and CEO
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.


Elinor Ostrom
2009 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences
Arizona Republic Article
Knowledge@W. P. Carey Article and Audio


Tod C. Holmes
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Republic Services
Podcast Audio Feed


William F. Glavin, Jr.
Chairman, President and CEO
OppenheimerFunds, Inc.
Arizona Republic Article