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18th Annual Torch Awards for Ethics 2019

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MST)

 18th Annual Torch Awards for Ethics 2019

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The 2019 Torch Awards for Ethics will be held at the beautiful Arizona Biltmore on October 30. This amazing event honors 15 Arizona businesses that exemplify BBB's mission and principles to ensure our marketplace remains fair and honorable. Five winning companies will be announced at the conclusion of the event.

Brian Burkhart

Keynote Speaker
Brian Burkhart, founder + chief word guy 

Brian Burkhart believes in ‘Making Waves’. Of course, living in Phoenix, AZ means those waves aren’t of the aquatic variety. He operates multiple businesses as either a founder, CEO, or partner, and takes an active role in building those brands. One of those companies – SquarePlanet – was named an Inc. 5000 company in 2018.

A sought after keynote speaker, Brian works with some of the world’s leading brands, including Google, Red Bull, McDonalds, Jim Beam, Zico Coconut Water, Stryker, United Airlines and Citibank. He’s prepped ten firms that have appeared on TV’s Shark Tank and worked with dozens of TED presenters, CEO’s, authors, renowned personalities and entrepreneurs around the globe.

Creating messages that move people within the framework of a live event is Brian’s specialty. He’s well-versed in the myriad of nuances and is able to bring together the various moving parts, resulting in countless stories of incredible success and impact. Working with the crew, those on stage and the client at large – he pushes everybody to their best, resulting in an event that audiences remember.

In addition to his extensive experience, Brian is an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University’s prestigious Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, as well as an instructor at the Junto Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership in Chicago and Los Angeles.

Brian’s first book, Stand for Something: The Power of Building A Brand People Authentically Love, will be released with mass distribution in July of 2019. You can regularly catch him as the host of the SquareStories podcast, a bi-monthly exposé of the most fascinating people in business today.

A former Disney cast member as well as the host of The Hot Hamburger, a corporate game show produced by McDonald’s famous training entity ‘Hamburger University’, Brian has traveled to 48 countries and counting, studied the human condition and believes deeply in the power of love over hate.

Brian and his amazing wife are both ceramic artists who can often be found covered in clay at their studio in downtown Phoenix or hiking one of the many local trails. A die-hard fan of the beloved Chicago Bears, Brian is a collector of classic Japanese woodblock prints and a self-described obnoxious foodie.


Masters of Ceremonies 

Pat McMahon

Pat McMahon  |  KTAR

If anyone ever told Pat “You simply can’t do it all”, he was clearly not listening. Pat’s day includes his hour live on AZTV7/Cable 13 each morning and his position as Director of Public Affairs for News 92.3 KTAR. But that’s not all...there are the daily commentaries during “Arizona’s Morning News”, the weekly “McMahon Group” and “The God Show”.

His 30 years on the long-running, ground breaking children’s show Wallace and Ladmo are just part of Pat’s remarkable resume’, which includes acting, producing, writing and recording. Pat’s professional and personal contributions have been rightfully recognized with ​countless ​national and international awards.

Catherine Anaya

Catherine Anaya  |  4Hearts Media

Catherine is a television and radio host, emcee, motivational speaker, video storyteller, media trainer, award- winning columnist, blogger and owner/CEO of 4Hearts Media. Catherine co-hosts the television talk show Arizona Daily Mix, weekday mornings at 8 a.m. on AZTV. She’s also a regular host of The Women’s Eye radio show, which airs on 1480 KPHX and is podcast on iTunes.

The proud mother of two and wife is also a three-time Emmy Award- winning former television news anchor of more than 25 years. Catherine has won numerous awards including ‘Anchor of the Year’ by the Arizona Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

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The Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort
2400 E. Missouri Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MST)

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