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David Lenhardt, President & Chief Operating Officer, PetSmart
Rhoda Olsen, Chief Executive Officer, Great Clips
Robert Meyer, President & Chief Executive Officer, Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Dean Kamen, Founder of DEKA Research International, Founder of FIRST
Rick Smith, Cofounder, CEO and Director, Taser International
Barry J. Giarraputo, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller, Apollo Global Management, LLC
Doug Parker, Chairman & CEO, US Airways
Scott Davis, Senior Vice President & Chief Concept Officer, Panera Bread CompanyClick Here To View Our Complete Top Tier Speaker History
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In a pivotal scene in the thriller, World War Z, the Mossad Director, Jurgan Wormbraun, tells Brad Pitt that a key to their success was having a unique person in their organization, the 10th man. As he noted, “It’s the duty of the 10th man to disagree.” While few organization experience anything as cataclysmic as… Read more
In the spirit of the recent AzBL presentation by the representatives of Goodwill International & Goodwill of Central Arizona, I can’t help thinking of their success story compared to the suffering of many nonprofits that are constantly at death’s doorstep. It may be that there are too many charitable causes competing for donations in our… Read more
The myth is as follows: once we have increased our self-esteem then we are in the position where we can face the emotional and physical challenges of a potential failure. The problem with this myth: it assumes that failure is the negative event and it’s not – most failure provides necessary learning for greater future… Read more
MEMBER PROFILEJoseph M. Hitzel IV President / SAB/Southwest Architectural Builders, Inc.
I am Joe Hitzel, President of SAB/Southwest Architectural Builders, Inc., (SAB) an Arizona general contractor specializing in high-end commercial tenant improvements and select ground-up and shell buildings. SAB has been building projects for more than 25 years, completing more than 1,200 projects around the Valley and Arizona in the last 10 years. Placing primary emphasis… Read more