One of our favorite Phoenix-area events celebrates our amazing Global Chamber® “global tribe” with special emphasis on new companies and executives. This summer, we were treated at our Welcome! Adapt! Thrive! event to some of the first public comments by the new dean and director general at Thunderbird School of Global Management, Sanjeev Khagram, Ph.D. Dean Khagram comes to Arizona with multiple doctorates and years of leadership in Silicon Valley. In his comments, it was clear that he will bring fresh and innovative ideas to Thunderbird. He gave a stirring introductory keynote about the school, students and opportunities, and how he’ll be listening carefully to the global tribe in developing next steps. Above all, Thunderbird is looking for more great students, and so it just might be your time to learn more and get involved!
Many thanks to our hosts Tiffany & Bosco, to all our speakers, and to everyone who attended the 2nd Annual Welcome! event. May Lu of Tiffany & Bosco kicked things off, and the theme of the event was the support of companies that are going global as they land and as they continue to expand, too. What a talented line-up of members we had to talk on supporting growth in Metro Phoenix! Besides Dr. Khagram, we heard about extraordinary global business activities by our members — from Tony Banegas, chair of the advisory board of the Arizona Consular Corps, Vince Thelander of Bank of America, Rick Buss of City of Peoria, Rod Beach of Cresa Partners and Kiyoko Toyama of the Japanese Friendship Garden. We also heard from Susana Martinez of Maricopa Association of Governments and Tina Sweis of NewThink Theater, who rolled out the Global Chamber Young Global Leaders program that includes new affordable professional memberships for professionals. Contact us to learn more!
Doug Bruhnke is CEO and founder of Global Chamber®.