January Dinner Meeting

Apart from exceptional teaching, amazing learning and great food, our monthly ISM-Arizona meetings and events bring our members remarkable networking opportunities.


Continuing Education Hours (CEH) can be earned by attending ISM-Arizona meetings and professional development programs. Each member is responsible for signing the attendance sheet for a CEH.  * ISM-Arizona routinely takes pictures during the meetings.

Members: Log-in to the Members Portal to RSVP and receive special member pricing. 


SRP Heritage Center

1500 N Mill Avenue

Tempe AZ 85281

*See MAP below and attached PARKING DETAILS

*Please do not register until you have confirmed your ability to attend, we require an accurate headcount to make sure we have seating and dinner costs covered, thank you.

Wednesday, January 22nd at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


“2020 Economic Update” 

presented by Ruth Soberanes





An Arizona native, Ruth Soberanes is the Director of Trade and Investment at the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. Under this capacity, she provides site selection assistance for international business expansion as well as support for Greater Phoenix-based companies seeking international export markets.

Previously, she served as the Director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives at the Arizona-Mexico Commission, Office of the Governor. In addition to her experience in government affairs and diplomacy, she has a research background, having served as a Research Analyst and the Communications Manager at the North American Research Partnership where she authored U.S.-Mexico Educational Exchange: Academic Underperformance and a New Diplomatic Opportunity and Human Capital in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region.

Ruth holds a Master’s in Diplomacy and International Relations from the Diplomatic School in Madrid, Spain and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Spanish, with a minor in Peace and Justice Studies, from the University of San Diego (USD). She is a native Spanish speaker with intermediate German language skills.

Ruth also serves as the Vice President of the University of San Diego Phoenix Torero Club, Board of Director of the Global Chamber and Executive Council Member of the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute Emerging Leaders Network. She’s also a Governor-appointed Board of Director at the Arizona Commission on the Arts and U.S. Secretary of Commerce-appointed member of the Arizona District Export Council. Ruth is an active member of the Flinn Brown Civic Leadership Academy and the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations.

In her spare time, Ruth enjoys dancing flamenco and volunteering at the Franciscan Renewal Center.

Meeting Credits (CEHs) and Cancellations


CEH Credits Available:

You can receive one CEH for each hour of learning. CEH's for our year (June through May) are available after the May meeting.  A reminder email will be sent to each member that they are available upon request. 


Meeting Cancellations:

To cancel your RSVP, please contact ismazinc@gmail.com two or more days prior to event. If cancellation is necessary, a credit will remain on file for use within the next two months (meeting/event).  After that, your credit will no longer be available.


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