2013 Mayors Prayer Breakfast


Against all Odds...Hear how Mark & Ginger Whitacre turned defeat into triumph.

Mark and Ginger Whitacre's lives took a unexpected turn when Mark became involved in one of the largest price-fixing schemes in U.S. History. Mark, an Ivy League Ph.D. (in biochemistry) was the highest-ranked executive of any Fortune 500 company to become a whistleblower in US history. He was responsible for uncovering the ADM price-fixing scandal in the 1990's. His three years of covert work with the FBI during the ADM scandal was the inspiration for the motion picture, "The Informant" starring Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre. Mark served more than eight years in federal prison for white-collar crime. In prison Mark discovered new meaning for his life. Drawing from his unique history, he provides one-of-a-kind insight into corporate ethics, greed and flawed leadership in his inspirational message. Mark Whitacre and his wife Ginger have two adult sons, one daughter and Mark serves as the COO and President at Cypress Systems, Inc., a California Biotech company, where he is involved with cancer research.

Mark Whitacre is a fascinating speaker. His story is about hope, family commitment, redemption, second chances, and is a wonderful example of a family overcoming extreme adversity, against all odds. He and Ginger will share their unique perspective surrounding their lives and the lessons they have learned.

Visit the Mark Whitacre web site for more information at markwhitacre.com

Mark and Ginger Whitacre

Mark and Ginger Whitacre

Event Schedule:

November 1st, 2013
River's Edge Convention Center – St. Cloud, MN
Breakfast serving begins at 6:30 am
Program begins at 7:00 am