SOURCE: Orange County Business Council

Orange County Business Council

October 05, 2011 17:41 ET

Media Advisory: Meg Whitman to Present Economic Recovery Plan at Inaugural BizFedOC Luncheon

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) -

BizFedOC, a coalition of CEOs from Orange County's most influential business organizations, will host Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard, at its inaugural luncheon on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at The Center Club in Costa Mesa.

Whitman will share with guests, including business leaders, nonprofits, and industry organizations, her unique perspective on how to re-energize California's economy, laying out a path to economic recovery. California consistently ranks last in national polls for business friendliness, and has the second highest unemployment rate in the country.

Prior to her recent appointment as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Whitman was president and CEO of eBay for ten years. During her tenure, eBay grew from 30 employees and roughly $4 million in revenue, to more than 15,000 employees and $7.7 billion in revenue.

In June 2010 Whitman became the Republican nominee for Governor of California. Her campaign against Jerry Brown focused on job creation and the potential of California's economy.

Whitman is one of only seven women to have repeatedly been ranked among the world's most successful people by Time magazine; Fortune ranked her the "most powerful woman in business" in 2004 and 2005. Business Week listed Whitman on its list of the most powerful business managers every year from 2000 to 2008.

Meg Whitman, president and CEO, Hewlett-Packard

Thursday, October 6, 2011
11:30 a.m. - Registration
12:00 p.m. - Program and Lunch
12:25 p.m. - Presentation by Meg Whitman
1:30 p.m. - Adjourn

Center Club
650 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

R.S.V.P.: Media interested in attending the luncheon should contact Katherine Reedy, Director of Communications, at or 949.794.7221.

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 fifth largest county. For more information, visit

About BizFedOC:
BizFedOC, a committee of Orange County Business Council, is comprised of business executives throughout Orange County, representing chambers of commerce, trade associations and other nonprofit groups, unifying a business voice for Orange County's economic prosperity. The committee advocates for a positive business environment that effectively helps grow the economy, create jobs and preserve a high quality of life.

Contact Information

    Katherine Reedy
    Director of Communications