OCBC hosted the 2017 Annual Dinner and Installation of the Board of Directors Thursday  with over 600 of  OC’s top executives, academic and community leaders in attendance, sponsored by Transportation Corridor Agencies. OCBC honored outgoing chair RJ Mayer, The Mayer Corporation, and installed 2017 chair Richard Porras, AT&T, along with the 2017 Board of Directors.  With the theme of “Adapt. Connect. Transform.” OCBC showcased its 2016 accomplishments, featured in the annual report, and focused on strategies of adapting from old ways of doing business, connecting people and ideas, and transforming the business model for 2017′s success. The event featured keynote speaker Mark Thompson, New York Times Bestselling author, nationally syndicated columnist, venture capitalist, and executive coach. While America heads into some of the most pivotal periods in history, Thompson called for a fresh outlook, rebuilding with innovation instead of relying on the status quo and posed thoughtful questions, such as “If your house burnt down today, would you rebuild the exact same way? What about your business?” In order to succeed in today’s world businesses need to look past the traditional standard and lead with future in mind.
This what the world’s most admired companies have in common, and they do it by focusing on the consumer, having urgency to change before it is required, building long-term partnerships, and creating a culture of passion. OCBC is proud of its members Southwest Airlines, The Disneyland Resort, JPMorgan Chase, The Boeing Company, UPS, and AT&T who topped Fortune’s Top 50 Most Admired Companies, as they embody this forward-thinking strategy. CLICK HERE for photos of the event. For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Communications Director.

Posted on February 21, 2017

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