Leadership Luncheon 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

“Leadership development is always on our minds at CCU. It’s our mission to equip students with the character, skill, insight, and vision they need to be effective servant leaders–and it’s exciting that we share these goals with so many like-minded business leaders in Cincinnati.”

David Faust, President, Cincinnati Christian University

CCU provides the Leadership Luncheon free of charge to encourage and inspire local business and community leaders.

Registration is open now. Register online by clicking here.

For additional information, email Wendy Spalding at wendy.spalding@CCUniversity.edu.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
Featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Mark WhitacreMark Whitacre is an Ivy League Ph.D. and the highest-ranking executive of any Fortune 500 company to become a whistleblower in U.S. history, and is responsible for uncovering the ADM price-fixing scandal in the early 1990s.Whitacre is Chief Operating Officer (COO) and President of Operations at Cypress Systems, Inc. His undercover work with the FBI during the ADM scandal was the inspiration for the major motion picture, “The Informant,” starring Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre. Drawing from his unique history, Mark provides one-of-a-kind insight into corporate ethics, corporate greed, and the warning signs of a flawed corporate leadership.After completing B.S. and M.S. degrees at Ohio State University, Mark earned his Ph.D. at Cornell University in Nutritional Biochemistry, then worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies including Ralston Purina, Degussa (Evonik), and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). Mark was hired at ADM when he was 32, and as the president of the BioProducts Division from its launch, was the youngest Divisional President in the history of the company. At age 35, he became a Corporate Vice President of ADM and was the leading candidate to become the next company president.

Dr. Whitacre has extensive international business experience, having lived for almost four years in West Germany, working for an international company. He also has been involved with two international companies in the Southeast Asia market and has traveled the region dozens of times. Mark’s more than two decades of top management experience at Fortune 500 and international companies, as well as his experience with the ADM price-fixing scandal and the FBI, give him a unique, seasoned perspective on leadership in the corporate world.

Mr. Douglas Burris, Chief of U.S. Federal Probation in the Eastern District of Missouri has stated, “The story about Mark Whitacre’s redemption and second chance is one of the most inspirational stories of our time.”