• Ronald J. Ryan – Rebecca Costa

    Ronald J. Ryan – Rebecca Costa

    Ronald J. Ryan is founder and CEO of Ryan ALM, Inc., an assets and liability management firm whose core products include Liability Index Funds and Liability Hedge Funds. Prior to the founding Ryan ALM, Inc., Ryan founded and served as President at two other companies Ryan Labs, Inc. and Ryan…

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  • Hollywood’s Grim Vision of the Future

    Hollywood’s Grim Vision of the Future

    The final list of top Hollywood money makers for 2014 delivers some bad news for American culture: not one of these movies counts as even vaguely original or realistic. Seven of the big ten are either sequels, or remakes, or both; five are based on comic books; two more—the delightful…

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  • Pope Francis, the Climate and Leftism

    One of the rarest and most important things a pope does is issue encyclicals. In the eight years of Pope Benedict's papacy, he issued three encyclicals. In the 27 years of Pope John Paul II's papacy, he issued 14 encyclicals. Since his ascendancy to the papacy in March 2013, Pope…

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  • Kickstarting the Tucson economy

    ​Our Governor, Doug Ducey campaigned for “kick starting the economy” and won his election by a wide margin. His message clearly resonated with a majority of voters in our state who are anxious for a speedier recovery from our recent economic slump. As I speak to the members of the…

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  • Use the Oscar Show to Answer North Korea

    Use the Oscar Show to Answer North Korea

    In order to strike back against the devastating cyber-assault from North Korea, Hollywood must turn to the biggest weapon in its arsenal: the Academy Awards broadcast scheduled for Sunday night, February 22nd. Right after Neil Patrick Harris finishes his opening monologue (or, most likely, his opening production number, given his…

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  • A Time for Reflection

    ​The holiday season is a time of reflection. This month our Tucson Hispanic Chamber celebrated our accomplishments for the year at our State of the Chamber luncheon. The event allowed us an opportunity to celebrate 2014 – and to thank our members, volunteers and corporate partners! Our Tucson Hispanic Chamber…

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  • La temporada decembrina es para reflexionar

    ​La temporada decembrina es para reflexionar. Este mes la Cámara Hispana de Comercio de Tucson, CHCT, celebró sus logros anuales en el almuerzo sobre el Estado de la Cámara. Este evento nos permitió celebrar el año 2014 y agradecer a nuestros valiosos miembros, socios corporativos y voluntarios. Este ha sido…

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  • Best of 2014: T. Boone Pickens – Rebecca Costa

    Best of 2014: T. Boone Pickens – Rebecca Costa

    T. Boone Pickens is an American business magnate and financier. Pickens chairs the hedge fund BP Capital Management. He was a well-known takeover operator and corporate raider during the 1980s. Among his many accolades, Financial World named him CEO of the Decade in 1989 and Oil and Gas Investor listed…

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