Beyond the Credit Crisis – Arizona’s emergence as the nation’s Smart Manufacturing Hub
Summary: The presentation will examine the confluence of demographic, innovation, and economic trends that are leading the evolution of the State’s economy from one rooted in highly cyclical “sunshine-centric” industries to an all-weather manufacturing juggernaut. It will also evaluate the implications of these trends on construction and manufacturing in Arizona.
Bio: Anthony Tanner, CFA
Senior Vice President, Aquila Investment Management LLC
Mr. Tanner is the lead portfolio manager to the Aquila Tax Free Trust of Arizona and part of an investment team overseeing $875 million in single state municipal bond fund assets.
He has over 30 years of experience in investment management and strategy development, including 20 years managing municipal bond and fixed income assets for mutual funds, institutions, and private clients, and is a recognized thought leader and speaker on business and economic trends in the State of Arizona.
Mr. Tanner received an MBA from the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester (NY) and is also a graduate of St. Louis University where he received a B.S. in Finance.