Keynote Speaker

Brian A. Wright

Economic Development Business Manager, City of Buckeye

Keynote Address

Developing a Healthy and Sustainable Workforce Ecosystem

This session will continue the discussion of ways enhance the connection of CTE and Workforce Development. Exploring certifications, work based learning, current job demands, and how to come together to create an environment of success for both students and employers. 


Brian A. Wright currently works as Economic Development Business Manager for the City of Buckeye.  Brian brings over 20 plus years in Career Services, Performance Management, Customer Service, Auditing, Training, Employment Recruitment & Retention, Strategic Planning and Communication, Debt Management and Education experience.

Brian’s experience spans working with fortune 500 companies such as American Express, Arrow Financial, Midland Credit and various public sector organizations. In addition, Brian has worked in both public & for-profit education entities such as West-MEC and Arizona Automotive Institute.  Throughout his career Brian has created and championed several cutting edge projects. He is an author and served as speaker/ lecturer for ACTEAZ Summer Conference, Arizona Commerce Authority, and other organizations across the country. He currently serves on WESTMARC’s Education & Workforce Development Committees and as Board Member of the Buckeye Elementary School District Foundation. Brian serves on the newly formed West Valley Workforce Steering Committee. He recently achieved his Six Sigma Lean Yellow Belt, and in 2023, became a AZED PRO. Brian was accepted and is now a proud member of Class 29 for LeadershipWest.

Brian has attended Baltimore City College, Morgan State University, and graduated from Southwestern Bible College in Phoenix, AZ with a B.A. in Biblical Studies.

Husband, father, and pastor of a multi-location church. An energetic and dynamic personality that can always be relied on to exercise prudent judgment and initiative in getting task and assignments accomplished. He is a true servant/ leader and has excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.