By Staff     3/18/2019

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 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.