Bishop’s Award presentation is a highlight of annual event

By STAFF     4/6/2021

The Orange Catholic Foundation (OCF), known for its work in the Catholic philanthropic community of Orange County, will co-present this year’s annual Conference on Business & Ethics with Farmers & Merchants Bank. 

This conference will be held virtually on Friday, April 16 at 9:00 a.m.  For nearly 20 years, the Conference on Business & Ethics has inspired leaders to grow more responsibly in their personal and professional lives through inspirational keynote speakers and honorees who exemplify integrity and ethical business practices. 

“It is an honor to host an event that highlights ethical practices and to recognize such amazing leaders in our community,” says Kimberly Jetton, executive director for the Orange Catholic Foundation. 

The keynote speaker and special guest is NBC4 President and General Manager Steve Carlston. He will be addressing how he helps transform careers, develop great leaders, and build highly successful television stations in markets across the country. NBC4 Orange County Bureau Chief Vikki Vargas will moderate the conference and interview Carlston in a special feature during the program.  

Designed to inspire, this conference is unique as each year honorees are selected for their influential and ethical business practices in the Orange County community. This year, founder and former CEO of Flojet Corporation, Benjamin Du, and chairman emeritus of PSOMAS, Timothy Psomas, have been nominated for the Bishop’s Award for Exemplary Business Integrity for demonstrating ethical practices in all aspects of their lives. 

“These admirable leaders have maintained the responsibilities of their chosen professions while continuing to lead their lives as Christ has shown us,” says Bishop Kevin W. Vann, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. 

The LeVecke Family Foundation and members of its board are the recipients of this year’s Farmers & Merchants Bank Lifetime Achievement Award for making a significant contribution to the community. 

The Conference on Business & Ethics is a much-anticipated event in Southern California highlighting professional ethics in the workplace. The event is historically attended by hundreds of influential business, religious, academic, and philanthropic leaders.   

For more information contact: Elizabeth McKibbin, Vice President of Philanthropy, at 714.282.6041 or visit www.OrangeCatholicFoundation.org/CBE.