Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Welcomes Gov. Scott Walker at First Leadership Series Luncheon

Gov. Doug Ducey to provide welcoming remarks at event emceed by radio host Hugh Hewitt

PHOENIX – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will headline the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Leadership Series Luncheon on Wednesday, March 25 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. The event is the Chamber’s first featuring potential contenders for the White House in 2016.

The luncheon will kick off with introductory remarks by Gov. Doug Ducey. The event will be emceed by nationally syndicated radio show host Hugh Hewitt, and Gov. Walker will appear on Hewitt’s radio show following the event.

Gov. Walker was first elected governor in 2010, quickly pursuing an ambitious reform agenda that included significant changes to public employee unions’ collective bargaining process. Those reforms sparked a union-backed recall election, which Gov. Walker won handily in June 2012. The governor was re-elected again in 2014.

Job growth has marked Walker’s tenure, with Wisconsin adding hundreds of thousands of new jobs during his administration. Chief Executive Magazine in 2010 ranked Wisconsin as the 41st Best State for Business. By 2014, Wisconsin had climbed to14th in the magazine’s rankings.”

“We are thrilled that Gov. Walker will be our first Leadership Series speaker,” Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer said. “Gov. Walker brings a positive, pro-growth perspective to governing that will make him a formidable challenger should he pursue the Republican nomination for the presidency in 2016. We can’t wait to hear from him on March 25.”

Space for this luncheon is limited, so register today to reserve your seat. Sponsorships are also available. Contact Cylee Gutting at or (602) 248-9172 ext. 123 for more information and for sponsorship opportunities.


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The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is committed to advancing Arizona’s competitive position in the global economy by advocating free-market policies that stimulate economic growth and prosperity for all Arizonans.