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Polsinelli’s John Barwell join Valley Leadership’s 37th class gmast3r

John F. Barwell, a trial attorney with the national law firm Polsinelli, was selected to join Valley Leadership Institute’s 37th class.  After a competitive application and interview process, Barwell was chosen from among a variety of industries ranging from business and politics to nonprofit organizations.  The nine-month program brings about 50 Phoenix-area business and civic… Read More →

Phoenix MBDA Hosts Global Business Conference

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The Phoenix Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center, in partnership with the Thunderbird School of Global Management, is hosting Phoenix MBDA’s 2nd Annual Global Business Conference and the concurrent Global Business to Business Trade Expo on Thursday, October 23 and Friday, October 24 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. The expo will focus on… Read More →

Thunderbird School signs letter of intent to join ASU


The Thunderbird School of Global Management has signed a letter of intent to join Arizona State University. The two schools released a statement Thursday that said both sides are working on a possible integration. “This merger offers significant advantages to both institutions,” said ASU President Michael M. Crow. “Through the integration of Thunderbird with ASU,… Read More →

Thunderbird hosts global trade finance seminar

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In partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce, a coalition of business, trade, and educational organizations will host The Global Connect: Arizona Trade Finance Seminar on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Thunderbird School of Global Management. The seminar brings together trade finance experts from both the public and private sectors to discuss the resources available… Read More →

Thunderbird hosts First Global Business Conference

by in Education | Events | Featured

On Thursday, Nov. 21, the Phoenix Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center and the Thunderbird School of Global Management are hosting the First Annual Global Business Conference in Glendale. The conference is expected to bring in over 250 local, national, and international visitors, and an additional 25 speakers and honored guests.  The event is… Read More →

2013 Global Summit on Negotiation and Trust

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by in Economy | Events | Featured

The only professional conference that directly makes the connection between negotiation, trust and achieving a sustainable outcome is the Global Summit on Negotiation and Trust, a three-day event that will take place November 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona. This program is designed to help participants become… Read More →

Educators say executives can increase workplace value
by in Careers | Economy | Education | Featured

Despite signs of what most people view as a recovering economy, more than half of Arizona’s workforce stresses over job security. A recent University of Phoenix survey revealed that 61 percent of working adults worry about losing their jobs in the current economic climate and 20 percent anguish over it at least once a week.… Read More →

Maloney-Langmade becomes leader of men


There are not many people in the world who can say they are a licensed plumber, have an MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and are a mother to three daughters, ages 7, 11 and 12. Kathryn “Kitty” Maloney-Langmade can make those claims. The president of W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating… Read More →

Barrett named to Smithsonian board

by in Business News | Nonprofit

Paradise Valley resident Barbara Barrett was appointed this month to the Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents.  She will serve a six-year term as a citizen regent on the board that is the governing body of the renowned institution that consists of 19 museums and nine research centers. In addition, the Smithsonian has numerous relationships with… Read More →

Tilted Kilt Hires New CFO to Focus on Expansion

by in Business News | Dining

Tilted Kilt has recently hired Eddie Goitia as the new Chief Financial Officer for the company. Goitia’s most recent experience includes a 19-year run at Monti’s La Casa Vieja Steakhouse in Tempe, serving most of his time as CEO and managing partner. At Tilted Kilt, Goitia will be responsible for developing and executing a strategic… Read More →

Valley Leadership announces Man & Woman of the Year

by in Business News | Events

Valley Leadership announces Tom Ambrose and Ambassador Barbara Barrett as the organization’s 2012 Man & Woman of the Year. The pair will be honored for their distinguished service to the community at an awards luncheon in March. Ambrose is well known in the greater Phoenix Metropolitan area as a community leader for nearly four decades.… Read More →

Penley Appointed President of Thunderbird
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The Board of Trustees announced that Larry E. Penley, Ph.D., has been elected president and chief academic officer of Thunderbird School of Global Management effective Thursday, November 1, 2012. The appointment  follows a search that attracted top-tier candidates from both business and academic organizations. Dr. Penley’s record of results over a distinguished 35-year career makes… Read More →

Thunderbird School Of Global Management Ranked No. 1

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by in Business News | Finance

Thunderbird School of Global Management has once again been ranked No. 1 in International Business by the Financial Times in its annual worldwide ranking of full-time MBA programs. This is the sixth year the Financial Times has included an International Business specialty in its annual look at the world’s best MBA programs, and Thunderbird has… Read More →

10 Re-careering Tips

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Education | Lists

10 Re-careering Tips: 1. Check out the hot — and not-so-hot — fields. The Bureau of Labor Statistics gives indications of which fields expect to grow versus lose jobs, so keep that in mind when you’re deciding whether or not to become a social worker (should be a good bet) or a television anchor (not… Read More →