Gov. Brewer’s speechwriter is Kiwanis speaker Thursday

Governor Brewer's Speechwriter

Governor Brewer’s Speechwriter

Hal DeKeyser, speechwriter for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer since 2013, was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Tempe in the mid-1980s and served on the board of directors while on staff of the Tempe Daily News.  A 1976 graduate in journalism from Arizona State University, Hal spent 30 years in Valley media: Associated Press reporter, then reporter, photographer and city editor of the Mesa Tribune, 1979-81; Tempe Daily News editor, 1981-85; publisher of Chandler Arizona Tribune, 1985-89; Tribune Newspaper opinions editor, 1988-93; executive editor, Scottsdale Tribune, 1993-98; publisher for Daily News Sun in Sun City, 1998-2005; Hal DeKeyser & Associates,, West Valley Magazine, 2005-09; chief of staff for Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio; and then speechwriter for Gov. Brewer. He has served roles with numerous business and community groups. A Vietnam veteran and licensed realtor, Hal and his wife Suzanna live in Peoria.   Noon Thursday at Shalimar Country Club, 2030 E. Golf Ave, Tempe.  Open to the public. Meal is $14.


New Tempe Calendar of Events

I recently added a Tempe Calendar of Events to the web site.  My inspiration in doing so was that I could not find a collective calendar out in cyberspace.  If you know of a Tempe related event that you would like the public to be aware of please send me the info and I will get it posted.  The more content that I receive the better resource this Calendar will become so whether it is a fund raiser, ASU happening, school district, neighborhood, or even a political event, please contribute.