Attendees of the August 23rd meeting for the Business Development Guild were in for a treat, as senior advisor to the president of Arizona State University, Wellington “Duke” Reiter, was the guest speaker. His topic was “From Silos to Collaboration – Working Together for a Winning Approach”
Mr. Reiter was a key player in the conceptualization and creation of the award-winning Downtown Phoenix Campus for ASU. He is the past president of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the former dean of the College of Design at Arizona State University, a long-time faculty member at MIT in the Department of Architecture, as well as chair of the University Development and Innovation Council and a national trustee for the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Reiter is the recipient of the Arizona Architect’s medal and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
The Biltmore venue set the stage for a dynamic meeting that consisted of over 100 participants. Led by the Guild’s Executive Committee, representatives of companies from across the state were presented the ideology that a workplace thrives under the condition that employees work as one to maximize efficiency towards a common goal.
Youthfulness in business development has also created a notable topic of conversation, as Reiter insists how utilizing new ideas as well as new technology has been successful for up and coming developers. Overall, participants of the meeting were exposed to a substantial amount of insight and perspective that will be influential in business development moving forward.
The meeting was a booming success and more is to be expected, as the next Business Development Guild meeting is set to meet on October 25th from 3:30-6PM. More details will follow. Thank you to all of the attendees for a riveting meeting and look forward to more to come!