This year the Conference hosted a number of 800 attendees and raised a net revenue of $570,000 for Catholic elementary tuition assistance. On the day of the event alone, our Sponsor Our Student program raised a record-breaking $165,000! With heartfelt thanks for the generosity of our sponsors and donors, the net proceeds will provide Catholic elementary school tuition assistance to more than 380 young children from financially challenged families.
The Conference on Business & Ethics has become the premier event in Orange County, where a faith-based community of influential business, religious, academic, and philanthropic leaders can gather, knowing that they share a common commitment to ethical best practices in their daily lives. While the Conference provides a valuable annual forum for business leaders in Orange County, its loftier purpose is to raise funds to provide financial aid for students in the Diocese of Orange who desire but otherwise could not afford high quality Catholic education.
Joe & Karen Perricone
Keynote Speaker: Neal McDonough
Neal McDonough currently is known for playing the role of General James Harding in the hit TV series, PROJECT BLUE BOOK on the History Channel. Neal can also be seen in Season 2 of the Kevin Costner TV series, YELLOWSTONE, on the Paramount Network, out later this year.
Neal is best known for his starring roles in Steven Spielberg’s MINORITY REPORT for 20th Century Fox, Clint Eastwood’s FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS for Paramount Pictures, and Paramount’s action-adventure film CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. Neal’s extensive film credits include Buena Vista Pictures’ THE GUARDIAN, MGM’s WALKING TALL, Richard Donner’s TIMELINE for Paramount Pictures, Summit’s RED 2 alongside Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren, and in the Happy Madison’s PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2, opposite Kevin James.
On the small screen, Neal previously was series regular role on ABC’s DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, for which he was nominated for a SAG award for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.’ He also starred on the TNT series, MOB CITY, created by Frank Darabont, the critically acclaimed TNT series PUBLIC MORALS opposite Edward Burns, and USA’s SUITS, ABC’s AGENT CARTER and MARVEL’S AGENTS OF THE S.H.I.E.L.D, NBC’s MEDICAL INVESTIGATION, NBC’s BOOMTOWN (for which he won a Satellite award for ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series Drama’), Steven Spielberg’s BAND OF BROTHERS for HBO. Neal also had a very memorable role on FX’s JUSTIFIED playing the villainous Robert Quarles. McDonough has guest-starred on numerous series for NBC, 20th Century Fox, the Sci-Fi Channel and CBS, just to name a few.
2019 Bishop’s Award for Exemplary Business Integrity Honorees
CEO of Advantage Solutions
Tanya Domier is Chief Executive Officer of Advantage Solutions (Advantage), North America’s leading provider of outsourced sales, marketing and business solutions for many of the world’s largest consumer goods manufacturers such as Mars, PepsiCo, and Smucker’s and retailers including Walmart, Kroger, and Amazon. Advantage employs over 95,000 associates, who provide services to over 2,000 clients across six continents and more than 40 countries. Domier has served on the company’s board of directors since 2006, and successfully partnered with four private equity firms through three deal periods, securing notable outcomes with each. Her strategy for collaboration, attracting top talent, creating a meritocracy, and accelerating value creation has earned her a reputation as a top tier executive leader with each of these firms.
After beginning her career with The J.M. Smucker Company, Domier joined Advantage in 1990 and quickly rose through the company’s ranks, holding a variety of executive-level positions in sales, marketing, and operations. In addition to her duties at Advantage CEO, Domier is a member of the boards of directors of Nordstrom, Inc., Yum! Brands, Inc., and Enactus, an international nonprofit organization promoting entrepreneurship for college students.
Domier holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California State University, Chico. She lives with her husband in Orange County, CA, where they raised three sons. They are members of Holy Trinity Parish and their boys attended St. Junipero Serra and Santa Margarita Catholic High School.
Chairman of the Board of Perricone Juices
Joe Perricone and his wife Karen have six children, 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Joe is an owner and Chairman of the Board of Perricone Juices, Inc.
Joe attended All Souls Grammar School in Alhambra, California and graduated from San Gabriel Mission High School. After high school, he attended Santa Clara University and graduated from University of Southern California. While attending USC, Joe worked for his Dad at Luer Meat Packing Company in Vernon, California.
Joe then went on his own to start his career in the insurance industry. Joe worked in the insurance industry for 24 years. After selling his insurance agency, Joe was asked by his Dad to oversee and run Perricone Juices, Inc. This was a dream come true for Joe. Perricone Farms continues to be a family business, spanning three generations. This company remains the leader in high-quality citrus and fresh juices, and continues to uphold their strong core family values.
He and his wife Karen are parishioners at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church. They are involved in the Capital Campaign at their parish and are members of the Christ Cathedral Guild. They are also active in many charitable programs in Southern California.
Farmers & Merchants Bank Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree:
The Segerstrom Family is known for their profound impact in Southern California, especially in Orange County. Through C.J. Segerstrom & Sons, the family has owned and operated South Coast Plaza, one of the most successful international shopping destinations in the U.S., for nearly 52 years in Costa Mesa. The family’s ongoing commitment to the arts is visible in institutions such as Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Repertory, both of which were built on land that the Segerstroms donated as part of their plan to develop a metropolitan center where commerce, culture and art thrive. The family also donated the land for the future site of the Orange County Museum of Art in Costa Mesa, slated to open in 2021. The Segerstroms support numerous philanthropic institutions and causes, including those that address significant issues of our time such as hunger, homelessness, mental health, children’s welfare and more.
The 2019 Conference on Business & Ethics will be dedicated in honor of the late Thomas E. Larkin, Jr.
Thomas E. Larkin, Jr., a leader in the investment industry whose vision and tenacity helped transform LA money manager TCW into a global giant, passed away July 29, 2018. A beloved husband, father and grandfather, Tom’s generosity as a philanthropist, civic leader, and loyal friend made a difference in countless lives in Los Angeles, Orange County, and beyond. He believed that education was the essential foundation for success, and that everyone deserved a good one. He was intimately involved with The Alliance for Catholic Education at Notre Dame, which has impacted the lives of over 180,000 students across the United States including schools and students here in our local Diocese of Orange.