The CEO Breakfast is traditionally the first event of the campaign. It is a gathering for CEO's, senior staff, and employee campaign coordinators who work for a business hosting or planning to host a United Way campaign to celebrate the beginning of a new campaign year and to network with other leaders who Live United. This year we are extremely excited to present guest speaker, Amanda Messer co-founder of "Because I said I would", the international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promised made and kept. At a young age Amanda learned the effect that promises broken have on relationships. Her father struggled with addiction and was not good with keeping his commitments to his little girl. Amanda was drawn to helping start because I said I would knowing that there are other people whose lives are deeply affected by broken promises. Amanda uses her deep personal connection to promises to inspire and motivate her audiences to become better with their commitments. Since September 4th, 2012, because I said I would has: distributed over 10.3 million Promise Cards to over 153 countries, started local chapters of volunteer teams, developed free resources that have been downloaded over 1,000 times, delivered live character development programming to over 150,000 students and created awareness campaigns that have been seen by millions. Because I said I would’s work has been featured on CNN, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, the Steve Harvey Show and many other programs. Amanda is a two-time TEDx speaker and has delivered keynotes in both the United States and internationally. For more information on Amanda or "Because I said I Would, please click here.