OCBC Hosts CEO of Blizzard Entertainment

IRVINE, CA— Orange County Business Council (OCBC) is pleased to announce Michael Morhaime, President and Chief Executive Officer of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., as the featured guest at the Chairman’s Leadership Breakfast on Thursday, May 17 at The Center Club in Costa Mesa. OCBC’s Chairman’s Leadership Breakfast Series features high-level speakers who share their tools for success and leadership philosophy. The series is moderated by OCBC past chairman, Thomas Phelps of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, and features six events throughout the year, with more than 100 of Orange County’s top leaders in attendance.

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., Morhaime leads one of the world’s largest publicly-traded logistics companies and is recognized internationally as a leader in interactive entertainment. Under his direction, Blizzard Entertainment has grown from a third-party development studio into a premier publisher of entertainment software; with a track record that includes thirteen #1-selling games and numerous Game of the Year awards. Over much of the past decade, Morhaime has also overseen Blizzard’s transformation into a global enterprise. The company now has multiple offices in North America, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, and thousands of employees worldwide.

Beyond his leadership responsibilities, Morhaime has had a direct hand in the development of each of Blizzard’s blockbuster franchises. He worked as a programmer and/or producer on games in the critically acclaimed Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft series, as well as on the company’s online gaming service, Battle.net, and served as executive producer on the world’s most popular subscription-based multiplayer online game, World of Warcraft.

Event Details:

What:                Chairman’s Leadership Breakfast
Where:              The Center Club, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
When:               Thursday, May 17, 2012
Time:                Registration: 7:30 a.m. I Program: 8:00 a.m.

Media interested in attending the Chairman’s Leadership Breakfast should contact Katherine Reedy, Director of Communications at (949) 794-7221 or kreedy@ocbc.org.

For more information contact Leslie Dods at (949) 794-7241 or ldods@ocbc.org.

About OCBC:
Orange County Business Council is the leading voice of business in Orange County, California. OCBC represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia, to enhance Orange County’s economic development and prosperity in order to preserve a high quality of life. OCBC serves member and investor businesses with nearly 250,000 employees and 2,000,000 worldwide. In providing a proactive forum for business and supporting organizations, OCBC helps assure the financial growth of America’s sixth largest county. For more information, visit


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