Monday, January 16, 2012

The infamous "60 CEOs"

Remember the letter signed by 60 CEOs that had impeccable timing in March 2011?  The letter that was used by the recall camp to fuel their fire and justify their cause?

Now, remember what Tamar Jacoby who formed ImmigrationWorks USA said her ultimate goal was....

....have a grassroots army in place when immigration
 reform comes up again in Washington, ensuring that
next time, there will be the national business presence
 that was missing during the last debate.

She wasn't kidding.

The "CEOs" were all members of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce/Arizona Chamber of Commerce.  Ten percent were members of the COC Board (denoted in red).  Note the candidates whom many have donated to in the past.

David Anderson, President, Off Madison Avenue (communications agency for industries in healthcare, hospitality, retail, education and non profits)
Reginald Ballantyne III, Senior Corporate Officer, Vanguard Health Systems/Kirkpatrick/Eden/Harry Reid
Bruce Beach, CEO, BeachFleischman PC, Chairman, SALC/
Drew Brown, Managing Director, DMB Associates, Inc./Konopnicki/Rich Crandell/Harry Mitchell
Ronald Brown, President, Atrium Holding Company
David Bruno, Vice Chairman, Managing Director, DHR International, Inc/ AZ State Democratic Exec Committee
Don Budinger, Chairman/Founding Director, The Rodel Foundations/Jerry Lewis /Giffords/Kirkpatrick/Mitchell
Ronald Butler, Arizona Managing Partner, Ernst & Young
Bill Calloway, Plant Manager, Nestle-Purina, Flagstaff
Herman Chanen, Chairman/CEO, The Chanen Corporation/Terry Goddard/Kirkpatrick/Mitchell/Democratic Exec Committee/Harry Reid
Jim Click, Jr., President, Jim Click Automotive/Jerry Lewis/Kirk Adams/Jeff Flake
William Coats, Chief Executive Officer, The Leona Group/Kirk Adams/AZ State Democratic Committee
David Cohen, Executive Vice President, Team BeachFleishman PC
Daniel Connor, President/CEO, Blood Systems
Janice Cox, Retired CEO, Carondelet Health Network Foundation
Robert Delgado, President/CEO, Hensley Beverage Company/Kirk Adams/Pastor/Kirkpatrick/Mitchell/Jeff Flake
Richard Dozer, Chairman, GenSpring Family Offices/Hullberd
Michael Duran, Vice President, Chief Dev. Off., TMC Healthcare/TMC Found
Bruce Dusenberry, President, Horizon Moving Systems, Inc./Munger/Pima County Democrats/Giffords/AZ State Democratic Exec Committee
Paul Dykstra, Chairman, President/CEO, Viad Corporation
Shelly Esque, Vice President, Legal/Corp Affairs, Intel Corporation/Harry Mitchell/Gillibrand
Peter Fine, President/CEO, Banner Health/ Kirk Adams/Konopnicki
Howard Fleischmann, Owner, Community Tire & Auto Repair
Philip Francis, Executive Chairman, PetSmart/ Konopnicki/ Jerry Lewis/ Rich Crandell
F. Michael Geddes, Chairman, President, Geddes and Company/ Kirk Adams/AZ Homebuilder PAC
James Gentile, President/CEO, Research Corp for Science Adv./ Brotherhood of Electrical Workers IBEW/ Visited WH for West Wing Tour 10/11/09 and met with Science Czar John Holdren on 9/24/10
John Graham, President, Sunbelt Holdings
Lee Hanley, Chairman/CEO, Vestar Development Company/Konopnicki/Andrei Cherney/Jerry Lewis
Linda Hunt, Area President, CHW Arizona, President/CEO, St. Joseph's Hosp
Brian Johnson, Managing Director, Loews Ventana Canyon
Debbie Johnson, President/CEO, Arizona Hotel & Lodging Assoc
Michael Kasser, President, Holualoa Companies/Munger/AZ Democratic Committee/Andrei Cherney
Michael Kennedy, President, Gallagher & Kennedy P.A/Gallagher & Kennedy PAC donated to Chad Campbell/AZ Democratic Party/AZ State Democratic Committee/Friends of Mary Rose Wilcox/Kirk Adams
Alan Klein, Board Chair, So. Arizona Lodging & Resort Ass.
Kenneth Lamneck
Marty Laurel, Vice President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ
Peter Likins, President Emeritus, University of Arizona/Pima Democratic Party
Frances Merryman/Democrats of Greater Tucson/AZ LIST PAC who donated to Pastor
J.R. Murray, Chairman, Flagstaff Forty
W. Douglas Parker, Chairman, President/CEO, U.S. Airways Group/Democrat Senatorial Committee/Harry Reid/Pastor/Jeff Flake/McCain/US Airways PAC donated to Jeff Flake/Kirkpatrick/Mitchell/Pastor/
Constance Perez, Chief Executive Officer, Adreima
Jon Pettibone, Managing Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP (Labor law)
Earl Petznick, Jr., President/CEO, Northside Hay Company/Jeff Flake/McCain
Craig Phelps, Provost, A.T. Still University
Donald Pitt, President, Campus Research Corporation/Glassman/AZ State Democratic Exec Committee/Giffords/Desert Caucus
J. Doug Pruitt, Chairman/CEO, Sundt Construction, Inc./Kevin Gibbons/Konopnicki/visit to WH National Economic Council Doug Bell on 7/22/10
Denise Resnik, President, Denise Resnik & Associates/McCain
Stephen Rizley, Sr. Vice President/General Mgr., Cox Communications, Inc./Konopnicki/ KirkAdams
Vince Roig, Chairman/CEO, Helios Foundation/Konopnicki/Rich Crandel
Thomas Sadvary, President/CEO, Scottsdale Healthcare/AZ Hospital and Healthcare PAC
Kevin Sandler, President/CEO, ExhibitOne Corporation
Nancy Stone, President, ILX Resorts, Inc.(Company filed for bankruptcy in 2009 citing lack of new credit and deepening recession)
William Schubert, Chairman, Kitchell Corporation/Konopnicki/Rich Crandell/Jerry Lewis
Robert Underwood, Chief Executive Officer, Underwood Brothers, Inc.
Gerrit van Huisstede, Regional President, Wells Fargo Bank
Roger Vogel, Chairman, President/CEO, Vante Medical Technologies/Andrei Cherney

Susan Williams, President/Founder, HR Choice/ Board of Greater Phoenix COC
Steven Wheeler, Chairman, Greater Phoenix Chamber
Jeff Whiteman, President/CEO, Empire Southwest LLC/Jerry Lewis/Kirk Adams/Jeff Flake/McCain
John Zidich, CEO/Publisher, Arizona Republic

Additional Chamber of Commerce Board members who donated to Kirk Adams in 2009 for the 2010 election:
Jason Bagley
Charles Bassett
Wendy Briggs
Craig Coppola
Dennis Dahlen
Janna Day
Jerry Fuentes
Glen Hamer
Richard Hannon
Alan Heywood
Tim Jeffries
Ron Minegar
James Norton
David Veillette (through the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare PAC)
Patrick Walz (through the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare PAC)
Doug Yonko (also donated to Kevin Gibbons)