The Arizona Business Leadership Association, Inc. provides its members with the opportunity to pursue excellence through its people and programs.
TOP TIER SPEAKERS SAMPLING
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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Thank you to Ms. Susan Shultz, AzBL Member and Past President for a fabulous presentation at the Arizona Society of Association Executives Leadership Conference on Building an Effective Board is Possible and Can Be Fun!
One of AzBL’s Board Members, Katie Scardello, has been named as one of 10 new Trendsetters for 2016! Read the article below from TRENDS Magazine (along with a photo of Katie at a recent Fresh Start Women’s Foundation Gala):
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
MEMBER PROFILEDarren Becraft Senior Vice President of Business Development / Wells Fargo Commercial
As a Senior Vice President of Business Development for Wells Fargo’s Commercial Bank, my role is to align Wells Fargo’s 84 products and services with the needs of the customer. There are more than 200,000 companies headquartered in Arizona and I work with the 1000+ companies headquartered here that have revenues in excess of 20mm… Read more