Economic Club of Phoenix


Michael M. Crow

March ECP

Featuring Michael M. Crow

Arizona State University

Michael M. Crow is an educator, knowledge enterprise architect, science and technology policy scholar and higher education leader. He became the sixteenth president of Arizona State University in July 2002 and has spearheaded ASU’s rapid and groundbreaking transformative evolution into one of the world’s best public metropolitan research universities. As a model “New American University,” ASU simultaneously demonstrates comprehensive excellence, inclusivity representative of the ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of the United States, and consequential societal impact.

Lauded as the ”#1 most innovative” school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for eight straight years, ASU is a student-centric, technology-enabled university focused on global challenges. Under Crow’s leadership, ASU has established more than twenty-five new transdisciplinary schools, including the School of Earth and Space Exploration, the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, and launched trailblazing multidisciplinary initiatives including the Biodesign Institute, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, and important initiatives in the humanities and social sciences.

  Thursday, March 21, 2024
  12 to 1 p.m. (Arizona time)
  Online event, free


David Jackson

April ECP
2024 Executive of the Year Award

Honoring David Jackson

President and CEO
Knight-Swift Transportation

Dave Jackson is the President and CEO of Knight-Swift Transportation (NYSE:KNX), a Fortune 500 company. At $8 billion in annual revenues, Knight-Swift is the largest full-truckload freight transportation company in North America. Dave began his career with Knight in 2000, becoming the CFO in 2004, the President in 2011, and the CEO in 2015, remaining in that position after the 2017 merger with Swift Transportation.

Dave is a member of the Knight-Swift Board of Directors and other advisory boards including the Dean’s Council at ASU’s WP Carey School of Business and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC). In 2016, Dave was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the 40 most powerful CEO’s under the age of 40.

Dave has a Global Business degree from Arizona State University. He and his wife, Becca, have five children and live in Phoenix, Arizona. Outside of work, they try to be actively engaged in volunteer opportunities in their community.

  Thursday, April 4, 2024
  11:30 a.m. check-in opens, 12 p.m. program begins
  This paid event takes place live, in-person at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Tickets are $100 per person (FMV $100).


Annual Economic Outlook

Annual Economic Outlook

Dennis L. Hoffman - Bio

W. P. Carey School of Business

Lee McPheters - Bio

W. P. Carey School of Business

Mark Stapp - Bio

W. P. Carey School of Business

  Thursday, May 2, 2024
  11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Arizona time)
  Online event, free