January 9 – CEO Roundtable Featuring Kelly Fryer

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Kelly Fryer, CEO of the YWCA Southern Arizona.

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When/Where: January 9, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House


About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.

To attend, please follow the Eventbrite button above to reserve your spot.


Kelly Fryer is a CEO, community leader, former minister, and mom.
 
Born in Hammond, Indiana, a mill town on the outskirts of Chicago, Kelly is the daughter of a small business owner and grand-daughter of a factory worker who fought for the right to organize. The first in her family to graduate from college, Kelly earned a BA in International Studies with a focus on economics and political science from Valparaiso University and two theological graduate degrees.
 
Currently, Kelly is CEO of the YWCA Southern Arizona and has become an unwavering voice for economic, racial and social justice in the state. Previously, Kelly was Executive Director of Arizona List, working to elect women to public office, and she founded and served as CEO of A Renewal Enterprise, a national consulting firm offering strategic visioning & leadership training. In 1989, she was ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, where she served as senior pastor of two growing churches and as Asst Professor of Leadership at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN.
 
She is the author of dozens of books and articles. Kelly and her wife, Tana, have three grown children and one granddaughter and live in Bisbee, Arizona.

December 12 – CEO Roundtable Featuring Tony Ford

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Tony Ford, Director of the Venture Development Program at Startup Tucson

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When/Where: December 12, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House


About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.

To attend, please follow the Eventbrite button above to reserve your spot.


Tony Ford has over 25 years experience in media, marketing, and business development. He is the Co-Founder of ArtFire.com and is currently creating new storytelling methods for film and virtual reality as a Founder of Chronos Productions. He holds an MBA in International Business and has coached more 100 company executives to pursue rapid growth as the Director of Venture Development Programs at Startup Tucson.

Tony serves as a strategist, coach, and business consultant to companies throughout Tucson and the United States, and currently works with clients in software technology, aerospace, e-commerce, consumer products, and healthcare. Tony has served as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Arizona and is an award-winning radio personality and frequent featured speaker.

November 14 – CEO Roundtable Featuring Cristie Street

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Cristie Street, Managing Partner of Nextrio.

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When/Where: November 14, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House


About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.

To attend, please follow the Eventbrite button above to reserve your spot.


 
About Cristie Street

Cristie co-founded Nextrio fifteen years ago, and is the managed partner of this Tucson-based IT consulting firm that has been recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing businesses in the US, and recently was one of two Arizona-based companies to rank in the top 500 of IT service providers worldwide.

Cristie was named “Business Leader of the Year” in 2012 by the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce and was recognized with the “Sonoran Spirit Award” at the Governor’s 2014 State of the State Address.

This year, she was selected “Woman of the Year” by Greater Tucson Leadership for her community involvement, particularly in the non-profit sector. She leads a dedicated team of 40 IT professionals as they help small and medium-sized organizations improve their technology and accelerate productivity.

October 10 – CEO Roundtable Featuring Jon Dudas

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Jon Dudas, Senior Vice President and Secretary of the University of Arizona.

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When/Where: October 10, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House


About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.

To attend, please follow the Eventbrite button above to reserve your spot.


 
About Jon Dudas
Jon Dudas facilitates the UA’s relationship with the Arizona Board of Regents and Arizona’s other public universities. He leads Government and Community Relations, a division comprised of Community, State, Tribal, and Federal Relations, which fosters positive and fruitful working relationships with university stakeholders and key influencers across the state. Jon also directs Strategic Analysis and Projects and Presidential Events, the university’s main resource for event planning, management, and execution.

Jon worked for the U.S. government for 14 years, most recently as under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He served as undersecretary from 2004 to 2009, overseeing 9,000 employees and a nearly $2 billion annual budget. During his time at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the agency set new records in production, patent and trademark quality, electronic filing, electronic processing and hiring, and improved the United States’ position on intellectual property rights domestically and globally.

Following his U.S. government tenure, Dudas served as the president of FIRST, a nonprofit organization that aims to inspire children to pursue majors and careers in STEM – science, technology engineering and math – fields. He also was a partner in the law firm Foley & Lardner LLC, where he specialized in international intellectual property strategy and policy.

Dudas has a law degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois. He began his career in private legal practice in Chicago.

September 12 – CEO Roundtable Featuring Pam Hopman

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Pam Hopman, founder and president of The Hopman Group LLC, PGH Advisors LLC, and Hopman Tax Services, LLC.

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When/Where: September 12, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House


About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.

To attend, please follow the Eventbrite button above to reserve your spot.


 
About Pam Hopman

Her firm, PGH Advisors LLC, is a state-supervised registered investment advisory firm with the fiduciary duty to put her clients’ needs first.

An extensive knowledge of taxes, insurance and investments allows Pam to customize her plans to truly meet her client’s objectives.

With thousands of satisfied clients, she has honed her skills to serve the needs of women in all stages of their lives. As a strong advocate of women and finances, Pam recently launched her women’s financial mastermind group called The Money Thing (formerly called Conversations Over Wine and Chocolate).

August 8th – CEO Roundtable Featuring Justin Williams

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Justin Williams, CEO of Startup Tucson

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When/Where: August 8th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House


About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.

To attend, please follow the Eventbrite button above to reserve your spot.


 
About Justin Williams
As Founder and President of Startup Tucson, Justin has worked to grow a vibrant startup community in Tucson, AZ. Justin worked for over 10 years with high-tech firms in Southern Arizona including Electronic Data Systems, Intuit, and Ventana Medical Systems. Justin has a BS in Systems Engineering, an MBA in Marketing and Finance and is an alumnus of the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship.

July 11th – CEO Roundtable Featuring Cecilia Mata

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Cecilia Mata, Founder and Owner of AllSource Global Management.

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When/Where: July 11th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House


About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.

To attend, please follow the Eventbrite button above to reserve your spot.


 
About Cecilia Mata

Cecilia Mata had over 25 years of experience in commerce before opening her business in 2005 in United States. AllSource Global Management is a highly sophisticated, financially sound, multi-million dollar defense enterprise that provides C5ISR, Training, Intelligence Analysis, Counterintelligence, HUMINT, Open Source Intelligence, Logistics, Cyber, and Information Security to various Department of Defense and Federal Agencies. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree and MBA in Business from Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua and ULACIT from Panama. She believes that small businesses are the foundation of the modern economic system providing cutting edge innovation, products, services and ideas for the future.
Ms. Mata has expanded her enterprise portfolio over the past several years by founding and acquiring two subsidiary companies, Global Eagle Security, a security services company and BrockTek, an unmanned aerial systems engineering and manufacturing company. This diversification has enhanced AGM’s core competencies and capabilities.

“We no longer look at opportunities or markets that are single or binary in nature…instead, we examine the trends from a multivariate perspective, attempting to identify opportunities that will enhance our business while concomitantly making the world a better, safer place to live and work.”

—Cecilia Mata, Founder and Owner

June 13th – CEO Roundtable Featuring Jeff Artzi

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Jeff Artzi, Founder of OOROO Automotive.

When/Where: June 13th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House


About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.


 
About Jeff Artzi

Jeff was the CEO of an 80-store automotive chain but the more he researched, the more he discovered that customers were looking for a better automotive services experience. Jeff bought his first shop—Vistoso Automotive (known today as OOROO Automotive)—to deliver an experience beyond what most shops offer. Every element of OOROO Automotive is built on Jeff’s obsessive focus on quality and hospitality.

May 9th – CEO Roundtable Featuring Stephanie Rising

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Stephanie Rising, Owner of The Rising Effect.

When/Where: May 9th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House


About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.


 
About Stephanie Rising
Stephanie Rising is a business coach and author who has helped over 100 small business owners achieve greater profitability (and sanity).

As an expert advocate for small business owners, she provides the objectivity, accountability, and problem solving abilities that have led many of her clients to award-winning achievement. Stephanie specializes in DISC behavioral analysis; strategic planning; performance benchmarking; and employee alignment. Her book, DISC: Leverage Your Nature, Increase Your Sales, is available on Amazon.

April 11th – CEO Roundtable Featuring Chuck Huckelberry

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Chuck Huckelberry, County Administrator for Pima County.

When/Where: April 11th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House


About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.


 
About Greg Teesdale
Mr. Huckelberry is a native Tucsonan. He graduated from Flowing Wells High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering, as well as a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, from The University of Arizona. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and Registered Land Surveyor in the State of Arizona.

 

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