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.


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.

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