USC’s Pete Carroll Inspires Business Leaders at OCBC Annual Dinner

IRVINE, CA — USC Head Football Coach Pete Carroll shared his motivational wisdom at Orange County Business Council’s (OCBC) 2009 Annual Dinner yesterday. As the two-time National Champion presented a dynamic “Win Forever” keynote address, he faced a different audience than usual. Instead of sweaty football players, Coach Carroll spoke to nearly 700 suit-and-tie-clad business leaders.

OCBC’s Annual Dinner highlighted the importance of businesses, now more than ever in these tough economic times, being prepared to “Compete to Succeed.” OCBC also installed its 2009 Board of Directors, including Chairman Larry Buster, who is Vice President County Manager at First American Title.

Buster assumes the post held in 2008 by Steve Lenzi, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at the Automobile Club of Southern California.  Every year OCBC’s Annual Dinner brings together over 700 business and community leaders, elected officials and members of the media for one of Orange County’s most anticipated events. For a full roster of 2009 OCBC board members, visit

Carroll, a three-time Pac 10 Coach of the Year, is in his eighth year as head football coach at USC. Prior to that, he spent 15 years coaching in the NFL.  In 2003, Carroll co-founded “A Better LA,” a charity devoted to reducing violence in targeted urban areas of Los Angeles to help mobilize the knowledge and skills of the community to inspire each person to dream, work and play without fear.

Posted on February 10, 2009

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