August 27, 2013

Hear from Top Business Leaders in the New ECP Season

Sprint, U-Haul, Humana and Deloitte Execs among Speakers

TEMPE, Ariz. (Aug. 27, 2013) — Top leaders from Sprint, U-Haul, Humana and Deloitte are among those headlining the new 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 to offer people in the Phoenix area the opportunity to hear directly from the heads of major local companies and international firms,” explains W. P. Carey School of Business Dean Amy Hillman. “In this series, they cover both what’s happening in their own companies and larger trends in the business arena.”

The Economic Club of Phoenix (ECP) was founded by a group of prominent business executives called the Dean’s Council, 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 a chance to network and engage.

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

  • Thursday, Oct. 3 – Bruce Broussard, president and chief executive officer, Humana
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19 – Dan Burns, chief executive officer, Athletes’ Performance, and John Stobo, managing general partner, ABS Capital
  • Thursday, Jan. 23 – Joe Shoen, chief executive officer, U-Haul International & chairman and president, AMERCO
  • Thursday, Feb. 13 – Punit Renjen, chairman of the board, Deloitte
  • Tuesday, March 18 – Dan Hesse, chief executive officer, Sprint Corporation
  • Thursday, April 17 – Jim Davidson; co-founder, managing partner and managing director; Silver Lake Partners; Dean’s Council Executive of the Year
  • Thursday, May 8 – Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon

All luncheons run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The October event will take place at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, with the rest of the locations 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 or go to

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