State of the State Luncheon: A Discussion with Governor Doug Ducey

WHEN: October 5, 2015

WHO: Governor Doug Ducey

TIME: 11:30am - 1:00pm

PROGRAM: Luncheon

LOCATION: Arizona Biltmore

The 2015 International State of the State Luncheon, to be held at the Arizona Biltmore on October 5th, continues to build on the themes of international economic, business and political engagement between Arizona and the world. Please save the date for an insightful dialogue with Governor Doug Ducey at this year's International State of the State Luncheon hosted by the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations.

Governor Doug Ducey was elected on November 4, 2014 and was sworn into office on January 5, 2015, becoming Arizona’s 23rd Governor.

As governor, Ducey’s priorities are growing the economy, creating jobs, improving outcomes in K-12 education and balancing the budget. A champion of limited government, economic development and Arizona businesses and families, Governor Ducey has pledged to work every day to ensure “Opportunity for All.”

Prior to taking his oath as governor, Ducey served as Arizona’s 32nd state treasurer, a position he held since his oath of office in January 2011. As Arizona’s chief banker and investment officer, Ducey managed more than $13 billion in state assets and served as an investment manager for local governments. He also served as chairman of Arizona’s State Board of Investment and State Loan Commission, as Arizona’s Surveyor General and was a member of the State Land Selection Board.

Q & A Moderator:
Ambassador Kurt Volker, Executive Director, The McCain Institute for International Leadership, a part of Arizona State University.

Kurt Volker is a leading expert in U.S. foreign and national security policy with some 30 years of experience in a variety of government academic, and private sector capacities. He serves as Executive Director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership, a part of Arizona State University based in Washington, DC. He is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, a Senior Advisor at the Atlantic Council, and a Trustee of IAU College in Aix-en-Provence, France. He is a consultant to international business, a member of the Board of Directors of Capital Guardian Funds Trust, and had previously served as Managing Director, International, for BGR Group. He has taught Transatlantic Relations at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs.