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The University of Arizona 2014 Executive of the Year

Janet Napolitano

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The University of Arizona Executive of the Year Award

Established in 1983 by the Eller College of Management National Board of Advisors, the Executive of the Year Award honors individuals who exemplify executive qualities in private enterprise and public service.

Previous Award Recipients

2013
Laurence M. Baer

President and CEO, San Francisco Giants

2012
Robert M. Gates

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense

2011
Howard Schultz

Starbucks Coffee Company
 
2010
Robert J. Keegan

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
 
2009
Donald R. Keough

Allen & Company, Inc.

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Honoring Janet Napolitano

President, University of California
Former Secretary of Homeland Security
Former Governor of Arizona

The 2014 Executive of the Year Award will be presented to University of California President Janet Napolitano on Friday, April 18, 2014.

Event Details

Registration is now closed.

$85 per seat
Underwriting opportunities available

Friday, April 18, 2014
11:30 a.m. Registration
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Address

Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
3800 East Sunrise Drive
Tucson, Arizona
[view map and directions]

About Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano is the 20th president of the University of California. She leads a system of 10 campuses, five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories, and a statewide agriculture and natural resources program.

Napolitano is a distinguished public servant with a record of leading large, complex organizations at the federal and state levels. She served as Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009-13, as Governor of Arizona from 2003-09, as Attorney General of Arizona from 1998-2003, and as U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona from 1993-97. Before that, she practiced at the law firm of Lewis & Roca in Phoenix, where she became a partner in 1989. As Governor of Arizona, Napolitano focused on education, from pre-kindergarten through public higher education. She was the first woman to chair the National Governors Association, and was named one of the nation’s top five governors by Time magazine. Forbes magazine recently named her as one of the 10 most powerful women in the world.

A New York City native, Napolitano grew up in Pittsburgh and Albuquerque, where her father was dean of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She earned a B.A. degree (summa cum laude in Political Science) in 1979 from Santa Clara University, where she was Phi Beta Kappa, a Truman Scholar, and the university’s first female valedictorian. She received her J.D. degree in 1983 from the University of Virginia School of Law.

 

Underwriting Opportunities

Host students and gain visibility for your organization through support of the University of Arizona Executive of the Year Award Luncheon.

Student Sponsorship - $1,000
Full $1,000 is tax deductible

  • Acknowledgement of support online and at event
  • Ten student tickets

Table Sponsor - $1,200
Excess of $850 is tax deductible

  • Acknowledgement of support online and at event
  • One table (seating for ten)

Executive Sponsor - $5,000+
Excess of $425 is tax deductible

  • Acknowledgement of support online and at event
  • One table (includes five tickets for sponsor and five tickets to host students)
  • Five invitations to private, pre-lunch reception with President Napolitano

If you are interested in underwriting the Executive of the Year Luncheon, note your sponsorship below or please contact Karen Gianelli at 520.621.0053 or eoy@eller.arizona.edu.

 

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at 520.621.0053 or eoy@eller.arizona.edu.