Southwest Economic Summit: Keynote Address & Investment in Arizona

VIDEO March 2, 2014

Speaker / Author

Matt Salmon

Chairman, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Matt Salmon was elected to the United States Congress on November 6, 2012 to represent the people of Arizona’s 5th Congressional District. Matt was appointed by his peers to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. He also serves on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Matt attended public school in Mesa, Arizona and graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in English literature and an MPA from Brigham Young University. After completing his education, Matt spent 13 years in the telecommunications industry in Arizona. In his ... Read More

Peter A. Gold, Esq.

Principal, TheGoldGroup LLC

Peter A. Gold, Esquire is the founder and president of TheGoldGroup, LLC ( The consultancy brings businesses, colleges and universities, governments and not-for-profits together to create value, seize new opportunities, leverage assets, and reduce exposure to the risks created by today’s global economy principally through identifying “high value” initiatives and stakeholders in new institutes, centers of excellence and other initiatives. TheGoldGroup, LLC assists its clients to obtain their individual objectives better, quicker and in a more cost effective and efficient manner. Representative projects for clients located in Arizona, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio and Geneva, Switzerland include creating a road map ... Read More

David Kotok

Chief Investment Officer of Cumberland Advisors

David Kotok co-founded Cumberland Advisors in 1973 and has been its Chief Investment Officer since inception. David’s articles and financial market commentaries have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and other publications. During his career, he has been a frequent contributor to Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio, Yahoo Finance TV, and other media. He has authored or co-authored four books, including the second edition of "From Bear to Bull with ETFs" and "Adventures in Muniland". He holds a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in organizational dynamics from ... Read More

Kevin Sullivan

Senior Vice President, Arizona Commerce Authority

Kevin Sullivan is senior vice president of business attraction at the Arizona Commerce Authority and brings more than 23 years' experience to the ACA. He has spent his career leading and supporting high-performance sales teams primarily within the high technology industry. His experience with both startup (DirecTV, Accrue Software and Good Technology) and large, established global companies in Silicon Valley (SGI, Aspect Communications and Adobe) has provided a wide array of knowledge, which he utilizes to lead the ACA's business attraction efforts. Mr. Sullivan is a results-driven executive with solid operations management and leadership experience, facilitating strong cross-functional relationships across sales, ... Read More

Barry Broome

President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Barry Broome is at the helm of one of the longest-standing regional public-private partnerships for economic development. He is a proven leader with 20-plus years of experience in community-building and economic development, new company creation, formation of public-private partnerships and public policy design. Broome’s tenure at GPEC has led to the attraction of more than 170 companies creating at least 30,100 jobs and more than $7 billion in capital investment to Greater Phoenix. In Arizona, Broome has been named the state’s Top Economic Developer and is the inaugural recipient of the Real Estate Excellence Award. Under his leadership, GPEC has been ranked ... Read More

Glenn Williamson

R. Glenn Williamson has more than 30 years of entrepreneurial and executive level experience, primarily in the financial and operational aspects of companies. His strengths range from advanced capital formation to marketing as well as positioning people, products, concepts and companies. Mr. Williamson has been involved in engagements ranging from the design of a world-class fractional yacht ownership program in the Cayman Islands to working with a world-class film animation production company based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and was a member of a global finance team working on a $3 billion Iridium satellite program in 2010. Mr. Williamson has a proven ... Read More