2017 Community Breakfast

Registration Opened

Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.

Memorial Student Union Building (MSUB)
Ballrooms A&B

Register by Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Online registration is required. No tickets at the door.

Hosted by the Texas A&M University Kingsville College of Business Administration, the Kleberg Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Kingsville Chamber of Commerce
The College of Business Administration is proud to be collaborating with the Kleberg Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Kingsville Chamber of Commerce to host this event that will provide an additional dimension to fiscal awareness and responsibility to our students and residents of Kingsville and the surrounding communities.

Special Guest Speaker

Mr. Weston Smith

The Story of the “Former” Healthsouth and Its Failed Corporate Culture


Weston Smith began his career as a CPA with Ernst & Young, specializing in audit and healthcare consulting. He was hired by Healthsouth Corporation during its infancy, and ultimately became CFO of the company with over 2,000 locations in all 50 states and five countries. He was a participant in a financial statement fraud that ran for over 15 years, with an earnings overstatement of over three billion dollars. Weston eventually voluntarily exposed the fraud, and accepted the consequences of his former actions. 

Today, Mr. Smith is a lecturer and trainer with an emphasis on fraud prevention and ethical conduct. He has been published in Issues in Accounting Education, and has spoken for universities, corporations and professional groups across the country and internationally.  He has also appeared on CNBC, Fox Business Network, and other media outlets.

What You Will Learn:

Learn about the “former” Healthsouth and its failed corporate culture, fraud’s small beginnings, the deceptive rationalizations and how and why it grew exponentially.

Breakfast Program

  • 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast Buffet
  • 7:45 a.m. – Welcome & Presentation

  • 9:00 a.m. – Closing Remarks

Thanks to
our sponsor 
IBC Bank

$10 per person, or $80 for a table of eight. 

This page was last updated on: August 4, 2017