Valley Partnership takes a look at hospitality industry

Above: Mountain Shadows (Photo courtesy of Mountain Shadows) Real Estate | 15 Apr, 2016 |

Valley Partnership‘s annual monthly breakfast on April 29th will cover two major hospitality projects under construction in Paradise Valley – a new Ritz-Carlton and redevelopment of the iconic Mountain Shadows resort.

The panel will feature Christopher Klecka, CFO of Five Star Development (Ritz-Carlton); Scott Lyon, founder and managing partner of Westroc Hospitality (Mountain Shadows); and Jeff Mongan, principal and senior vice president of The Athens Group. Moderating the panel will be Joe Blackbourn, president and CEO of Everest Holdings.

The breakfast will also feature guest speaker Sharon Harper, president and CEO of Plaza Companies. Harper is Chair of “Let’s Vote Yes for Arizona Schools,” which is supporting Proposition 123 in the May 17 statewide special election.

“Valley Partnership is pleased to bring these speakers together for our April breakfast,” said Cheryl Lombard, CEO and president of Valley Partnership. “The hospitality and resort industries are a major driver of Arizona’s economy, and our partners will benefit from the informative presentation the panel has planned.

“Additionally, we are honored to have Sharon Harper address members about Proposition 123. As business and community leaders continue the work of building towards a strong economic future, education is a critical keystone issue that needs to be at the forefront of our plans,” Lombard said.

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