Mark Whitacre Event in Kansas City

Mark Whitacre will be in Kansas City for a special event. Please be our guest!

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Time: 1:00pm Registration, 1:30 - 2:30Keynote Presentation
Location: Ritz Charles 9000 West 137th Street . Overland Park . Kansas 66221
Cost: No cost to attend
Presentation: The Informant

Mark Whitacre is the subject of the upcomingWarner Brothers and Steven Soderbergh-directed feature film, "The Informant" starring Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre, and theDiscovery Channel TV-documentary, "Undercover" (Discovery Channel documentary to air March, 2009 and Matt Damon movie to be released September 18, 2009).

Mark Whitacre is an Ivy League Ph.D. and was the highest-level executive of a Fortune 500 company to become a whistleblower in US history. After blowing the whistle in 1992, Mark then worked undercover with the FBI for 3 years wearing a wire everyday in one of the largest price-fixing cases in history. Working undercover for such a long period of time took a tremendous psychological toll on Mark in the mid-1990s. After his undercover tenure was completed, Mark went to federal prison for eight and a half years for a white-collar crime that occurred during his undercover tenure. What was remarkable, he was able to keep his marriage to his high school sweetheart and family completely intact. Furthermore, the FBI agents involved with Whitacre's case more recently (starting in 2008) touted Whitacre publicly as a "national hero" for his substantial assistance with one of the most important white-collar cases in history. And three FBI agents -along with a former federal prosecutor- involved with Mark's case have been lobbying for a Presidential Pardon for Mark. Whitacre's life is a story of hope, family commitment, how to overcome extreme adversity, and a story of how redemption and second chances really do exist in America. His story is also an important ethics lesson about "doing the right thing". After Mark's decade-long prison sentence was completed, he rejoined his loving family and was quickly hired as an executive back to his roots in the biotechnology industry. In less than two years, he was promoted to COO and President.


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