Government, religious, and civic leaders will gather for the Mayors' Prayer Breakfast with the purpose of praying for America’s leaders. This year's keynote speaker is Mark Whitacre an Ivy League Ph.D. and the highest-ranked executive of any Fortune 500 company to become a whistleblower in US history, and is responsible for uncovering the ADM price-fixing scandal in the early 1990's.
Orange Coast Outreach has chaired this event to encourage the community to gather and reaffirm spiritual values upon which this nation was founded.
The Mayors' Prayer Breakfast was designed after the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, first held by President Eisenhower in 1953. The event originated as a time of personal reflection and re-dedication to God, as well as an opportunity to restore and reaffirm the spiritual heritage of America. The Mayors' Day Breakfast echoes these objectives through prayer, word and song.
An Important Ethics Lesson for Tomorrow’s Business Leaders
“So despite what you may read in various FBI media interviews or see about me on the Discovery Channel documentary, Undercover, make no mistake about it. I am not a hero. Young adults entering the business world need to learn from that. I was involved with criminal activity, and I went to prison for almost a decade. No one is above the law, no matter how successful, no matter how wealthy, and no matter how educated. At one time in my life, and at a very young age, I had the world within easy reach. But poor, unethical decision making changed my life forever. My hope is to guard you from the same ill-fate with my story. It is important to ALWAYS do the right thing.”