John McCain, who is running for a sixth term as a United States Senator, is scheduled to speak at Valley Partnership’s October 21 Friday morning breakfast at Phoenix Country Club.

Sen. McCain, R-Ariz., was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona in 1982 and elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986. He was the Republican Party’s nominee for president in the 2008 election. He currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services. The senator is running against Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick.

“Valley Partnership is thrilled to have Senator McCain join us and discuss the importance of the defense industry to our Valley and how it helps lead our state’s economy,” said Cheryl Lombard, CEO and President of Valley Partnership.

Following Sen. McCain’s talk, the October panel will discuss the modern healthcare system, including developing and redeveloping new and existing healthcare-related projects.

Panelists will be the innovators in healthcare including Dennis Dahlen, Senior Vice President/CFO, Banner Health; Paul Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Redirect Health; and Dr. John Schufeldt, CEO, MeMD. Julie Johnson with Avison Young will moderate.

Registration begins at 7 a.m.; program begins at 7:45 a.m. To register, please visit and click on the “Monthly Breakfast” tab. For more information, please contact Carrie Martin at 602.909.3199 or