Thunderbird - Global Chamber

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014 10:00 pm
by Doug Bruhnke

With the global talent pool brimming with outstanding up-and-coming leaders, Arizona is poised to globalize business from right here in the desert. As part of Thunderbird School of Global Management’s Professional Development Week, Global Chamber hosted an on-campus event Oct. 21 that brought global leaders, businesses and globally minded management students to the table to discuss how, together, we can create a professional ecosystem that will attract and retain global talent in the state.

The event was held on the Thunderbird campus in Glendale, Arizona. It attracted top business students and global business leaders. Doug Bruhnke kicked the event off with an hour long presentation on the Global Chamber, and Lee Benson followed with his exporting success story.

Later a global business panel was held with Kiyoko Toyama, Melissa Sanderson, Keith Galbut, Charles Bruce, Rudy Vetter and Don Henninger, moderated by Doug Bruhnke. With a networking break and a post-event meet and greet, global business leaders were able to impart their ideas on creating a global career.

Global Chamber provides information, inspiration, connections, collaboration, celebration and mentoring for leaders to better understand and connect with global opportunities. Grow your company, community, and career internationally... be global and UNSTOPPABLE! We engage leaders, companies and communities in successful exporting, cross-border trade and foreign direct investment in order to accelerate global business growth, your success and ultimately cross-border understanding.

Lee Benson - CEO at ETW, Able Aerospace and Able Engineering

Kiyoko Toyama - WP Carey Entrepreneurship Board Advisor

Melissa Sanderson - Vice President of International at Freeport McMoRan Copper/Gold

Keith Galbut - President of Galbut & Galbut

Charles Bruce - President and CEO at Peter Piper Pizza

Rudy Vetter - CMO at Green Card Fund

Don Henninger - Principal at DH Advisors

Doug Bruhnke - CEO at Global Chamber® & Growth Nation®