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.

 

March 14th CEO Roundtable Featuring Greg Teesdale

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Greg Teesdale, CFO of Tempronics.

When/Where: March 14th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Reforma Cocina Y Cantina


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

Greg has been the CFO and/or COO of many technology companies, including Strongwatch, Andigilog, Sion Power, AuthenTec, SiCom, and Photometrics. As CFO, he has achieved successful exits of his companies to Apple, Roper Industries and other large corporations. Greg has also consulted with companies and served as board member assisting with M&A and business and operational strategy. Greg has an MBA from Arizona State University with a focus on Operations Management.

February 14th CEO Roundtable Featuring Aaron Eden

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Aaron Eden, COO of Moves the Needle.

When/Where: February 14th, 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 Aaron Eden:

Aaron Eden created and rolled out a series of Lean Innovation workshops inside of Intuit. In the first year alone, after working with over 100 teams, insights and startups from the workshop accounted for hundreds of millions in new revenue.

Moves the Needle helps enterprises stay relevant by transforming their innovation capabilities from within. By conducting strategic engagements they help their clients shift their corporate culture to embrace appropriate risk taking, empowerment through application of repeatable innovation processes.

They tend to utilize Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Business Model Design and leadership development to accomplish these goals.

January 10th CEO Roundtable Featuring Ryan Flannagan

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Ryan Flannagan, CEO of Nuanced Media.

When/Where: January 10th, 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 Ryan Flannagan:

Ryan Flannagan, CEO of Nuanced Media and former board member of Tucson Young Professionals, has championed the entrepreneurial spirit, providing a unique vision when conducting business consulting and strategic marketing campaigns. This has resonated well at Nuanced Media. Since starting the company six years ago, the firm has accumulated numerous awards and an international client base.

Ryan is passionate about thought leadership, sharing experiences and collaboration in the digital space. He utilizes his in-depth market analysis capabilities and understanding of complex technologies to provide candid direction that focuses on the bottom line.

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