Join us on Tuesday, December 5th at the Talking Stick Resort for a memorable event celebrating the innovative leaders, accomplishments and assets found in the PHX East Valley region.

Curious about what sets our region apart? According to our Thought Leader Forum keynote speaker, PHX Business Journal’s “COO of the Year” Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan of Arizona State University, it takes three things: fantastic ideas, people who are trained to be thought leaders, and a community that is ready for disruption. Institutions play a role, but it takes an entire eco-system within a region to make change happen, from political leadership and a highly educated workforce, to forward-thinking educational organizations and a dynamic business environment.

Innovation doesn’t happen without great leadership, and during this year’s Thought Leader Forum, two awards will be given out to an individual and organization that represent the best and brightest in the PHX East Valley.

Southwest Airlines is celebrating their thirty-fifth anniversary of service to the Phoenix area this year, and their impact on the community has been impactful and wide-reaching. Mark Bonsall has been with SRP since 1977, rising through the ranks to become General Manager and shepherding SRP, the third-largest public power utility in the United States, through a critical time of growth.

Register now and join us for the 2017 SRP Thought Leader Forum on Tuesday, December 5th from 3:30pm to 6:30pm in the Grand Ballroom at the Salt River Talking Stick Resort.  We look forward to hearing from and celebrating these thought leaders and innovators, the debut of the  2018 PHX East Valley Economic Profile and Asset Map, and a dynamic economic forecast from a local economist.


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