Sunday, October 19, 2008

2008 Global Power Players

Thank you to publisher Don Henninger, editor Ilana Lowery and the entire staff of the Phoenix Business Journal for naming and honoring the 2008 Power Players at the Phoenix Art Museum on Thursday. It was a fun event and a thrill for AZIGG to be mentioned in the same breath as so many great global, education, banking and new guard leaders. Pictures and more info here:

The success of AZIGG has been supported by our advisors. Special thanks go out to Kim Kubsch of Global Arizona – who is amazing – thank you! You can find out more about Kim and each of these talented people here:

Kim Kubsch – Global Arizona
Kjell Andreassen – Acceler8
Frank Beltran – Trade Base Mexico and Beltran Ventures
Mai Crone – Youth Re:Action Corp
Bob Denton – Prime Connexions
Dave Rice – True Cloud
Aly Saxe – Ubiquity Public Relations
David Ziton – OneNeck

Thanks, too to the early sponsors of AZIGG including, Maricopa County MCBiz, Coldstone Creamery, the Scottsdale Chamber, Phoenix CEO-CFO Group, Jim Soudriette, Business Partners 360 and the wonderful Jennifer Schoennagel, and Leanne Kinnard of Tech One (

Thanks, too to all the AZIGG'ers who make each monthly meeting informative and valuable.

Thank you!

Here is the list of Global Power Players. They are all to be commended for their continued support of the Arizona business community. We share a common purpose of building a more diverse economy by having Arizona-based businesses be more successful overseas and by attracting more global companies to Arizona.

Brad Casper – The Dial Corporation (
Rod Miller – Greater Phoenix Economic Council (
Glenn Williamson – Canada Arizona Business Council (
Rick Stephenson – Consulate of Canada (
Lee Knowlton – Kahala Corporation (
Jeff Morhet – InNexus Biotechnology (
Trevor Hill – Global Water Resources (
Sally Spray – US Department of Commerce (
David Dewar – Trillium Residential (
Bernard Otremba-Blanc – BOA Group (
Julia Rosen – Arizona State University (

How can you help? Come on out to AZIGG and we'll get you connected and busy!

All the best, Doug

Doug Bruhnke
Scottsdale, AZ USA

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