Orange Catholic Foundation’s Conference on Business and Ethics to honor business leaders

  • Tanya L. Domier, Chief Executive Officer, Advantage Solutions
  • Joe Perricone, Chairman of the Board, Perricone Juices, Inc.
  • Segerstrom Family to receive Farmers & Merchants Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Actor Neal McDonough to keynote

Garden Grove, Calif. (March 4, 2019) Most Rev. Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange, will honor two Orange County business leaders this year during The Orange Catholic Foundation’s 17th annual Conference on Business & Ethics. The conference, will be on April 3 at Hotel Irvine from 7:30-11:30 a.m.

Tanya L. Domier, Chief Executive Officer of Advantage Solutions, and Joe Perricone, Chairman of the Board of Perricone Juices Inc., are being recognized with the Bishop’s Award for Exemplary Business Integrity, which pays tribute to accomplishments and personal dedication to ethical business practices.

“Tanya and Joe are being acknowledged because they apply their faith in every aspect of their lives,” Bishop Vann said. “These exemplary leaders maintain the obligations of their chosen professions while continuing to lead their lives as Christ has shown us.”

The Farmers & Merchants Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to the Segerstrom Family for their profound impact on Orange County.

The Conference on Business & Ethics is a premier event in Orange County where a faith-based community of influential business, religious, academic, and philanthropic leaders gathers to share their commitment to ethical best practices in their daily lives.

The annual conference also serves as a forum for Orange County business leaders to raise funds that provide financial aid for students in the Diocese of Orange who desire but otherwise cannot afford a high-quality Catholic education. Last year, the conference raised nearly half a million dollars for Catholic elementary tuition assistance.

Neal McDonough to keynote; Matt Maher as musical guest

Actor Neal McDonough who currently plays the role of General James Harding in the History Channel’s “Project Blue Book” will deliver this year’s keynote address. In addition to his role in the upcoming second season of the Kevin Costner TV series “Yellowstone,” McDonough has had roles in Steven Spielberg’s “Band of Brothers,” and “Minority Report,” Clint Eastwood’s “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Captain America: The First Avenger.” In 2012, he won a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film, for his role in the FX Network’s “Justified.”

Contemporary Christian music recording artist Matt Maher is this year’s musical guest and emcee. Since his major label debut in 2008, Maher has written and produced nine solo albums. He also has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards. In 2015, he received the Songwriter of the Year award at the GMA Dove Awards.

The 2019 Conference on Business & Ethics is dedicated in honor of the late Thomas E. Larkin Jr., who died July 28, 2018. Larkin’s vision and tenacity helped transform Los Angeles-based Trust Company of the West (TCW) Group into a global giant.

A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, his generosity as a philanthropist, civic leader, 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 University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) which has had a positive influence on the lives of more than 180,000 students throughout the United States, including schools and students at the Diocese of Orange.

The Conference on Business & Ethics is a key part of Orange Catholic Foundation’s overall mission to create endowment funds, nurture planned giving, raise funds, and encourage stewardship to support all aspects of the Catholic faith in Orange County. It is an honor to bring the values of faith, integrity, and service above self together with powerful keynote presentations while raising money for Catholic schools at the same time. This event advances the mission for Catholic schools in our diocese to be available, accessible, and affordable to students of all social and economic strata by providing grants to our schools for those who require tuition assistance.

Bishop’s Award Honorees:

Tanya L. Domier • Advantage Solutions

 Tanya Domier is CEO of Advantage Solutions, North America’s leading provider of outsourced sales, marketing and business solutions for many of the world’s largest consumer goods manufacturers. 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.

Joe Perricone • 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 graduated from University of Southern California. He then went on his own to start his career in the insurance industry where he worked for 24 years. After selling his insurance agency, Joe was asked by his Dad to oversee and run Perricone Juices Inc. Perricone Farms continues to be a family business, spanning three generations. It remains the leader in high-quality citrus and fresh juices, and continues to uphold their strong core family values.

Joe and 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.

Farmers & Merchants Lifetime Achievement Honoree: Segerstrom Family

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.

 

About the Orange Catholic Foundation:

Established by Bishop Tod D. Brown in November 2000, the Orange Catholic Foundation is an autonomous pious foundation under canon law and incorporated as a tax-exempt independent charitable corporation under civil law. As a foundation for Catholics, they assist families and individuals to leave a legacy of love and faith, uniquely aligned with their Catholic values and beliefs. The Foundation plans and conducts major fundraising programs including the Pastoral Services Appeal, the For Christ Forever Capital Campaign, the Conference on Business & Ethics, the semi-annual Wills and Trusts Weeks and other special fundraising events. The Foundation also manages endowments and various charitable funds and grants funds according to the donor’s intent. For more information, visit www.OrangeCatholicFoundation.org or call 714-282-3021.

Those interested in tickets to the conference contact www.OrangeCatholicFoundation.org/CBE or contact 714.282.4208 or cbe@orangecatholicfoundation.org