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TEMPE, Ariz. — Three well-known business leaders will receive a high honor from Arizona State University for their contributions to our economy and community. This month, they will be inducted into the W. P. Carey School of Business Homecoming Hall of Fame, joining an elite group of previous inductees from such diverse organizations as the American Red Cross, Motorola, PayPal, the U.S. Air Force, Wells Fargo Bank, XM Satellite Radio and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Mike Ahearn, executive chairman of First Solar, Inc.; Edward Blechschmidt, a consultant and former chief executive officer of Novelis, Inc.; and Martin M. Quintana, chief operating officer of Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., will be honored at the annual Homecoming Hall of Fame ceremony on Oct. 29. This is the 33rd annual celebration recognizing top business alumni from Arizona State University.
“All three of these business leaders have taken companies to the next level, achieving great success along the way,” says W. P. Carey School of Business Dean Robert Mittelstaedt. “They provide excellent examples of the types of careers we hope all of our students can grow to have.”
Several hundred alumni, business leaders and faculty members are expected to attend this year’s Homecoming Hall of Fame celebration on Oct. 29 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. The event will begin with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards ceremony at 7:15 p.m. For more information on tickets or sponsorship, please go to www.wpcarey.asu.edu/homecoming or contact Nicole Almond Tucker at (480) 965-3978 or Nicole.AlmondTucker@asu.edu.
W. P. CAREY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the top-ranked and largest 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 75 countries and include more than 60 National Merit Scholars. For more information please visit wpcarey.asu.edu and http://knowledge.wpcarey.asu.edu.