Carol (Shixue) Hu joined the Greater Phoenix Economic Council in 2018. As Vice President of Strategy, Carol leads the delivery of in-depth and accurate market knowledge to internal and external stakeholders. She is responsible for the development and implementation of business intelligence strategy, enterprise-level solutions and platforms that support information management for GPEC.
She brings 10+ years of experience gained from her role as an urban planner and community developer for the City of Glendale and Maricopa County. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Planning Association Arizona Chapter and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Carol was formerly the Vice Chair of the Neighborhood Advisory Commission, an inaugural member of the Sustainability Commission for City of Tempe and a Sustainability Advisor for International Economic Development Council.
With a deep appreciation of the urban environments and community engagement in Greater Phoenix, Carol is an active member of this community involved in numerous program developments such as the APA State Conference, state and local planning workshops, award committees and mentorship programs.
Carol is bilingual and previously lived in China and Canada before calling Phoenix home. Carol holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning and Geographic Information System as well as a Master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from Arizona State University.