Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business Alumni Board will host the second annual W.P. Carey Talks Speaker Series at the Orpheum Theatre, April 9th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The alumni board, focused on promoting the W.P. Carey School of Business and engaging its alumni, brought together a unique group of speakers to inspire and inform the audience.

Each speaker will be sharing a personal story about their approach to success in today’s challenging business environment. It is an eclectic group, designed to provide the audience with different perspectives and fresh ideas.

Featured Speakers:

  • Bob Bowman, ASU Swim and Dive Coach – Coach of Michael Phelps as he gets ready for the 2016 Olympics.
  • Jonathan Cottrell, Chief Entrepreneur @Hopscratch & Citywide Connector @#yesphx, PHX Startup Week
  • Steven G. Seleznow, President & CEO, Arizona Community Foundation
  • Silvana Salcido Esparza, award winning Chef & Restaurateur, Barrio Café and Barrio Urbano

Last year over 300 alumni, students, business and community leaders, company owners and employees, and entrepreneurs attended the sold-out event.

“To accommodate a larger crowd this year, the event was moved off-campus to the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix,” said Anthony Valencia, president of the W.P. Carey Alumni Board, “We are excited to be reaching more people in the community.”

Event Details:

  • Saturday, April 9th, 5-8PM
  • Orpheum Theatre

203 W. Adams St. Phoenix, AZ 85003

  • Tickets are $25, $15 for students

Tickets and event Information is available at  or by emailing