List of Past Core Speakers of The Center for Family-Owned Business

At Centenary's Center for Family-Owned Business, we bring in a wide range of internationally renowned experts to help give our members broad exposure to key issues that keep family-owned businesses successful. In addition to the core programs listed below, "lagniappe" is presented by our sponsors throughout the summer months.

2013-2014

FALL FORUM
Drew S. Mendoza
“Family Business Continuity and Safely Navigating Succession”

Fall Forum 2013

WINTER FAMOUS FAMILIES IN BUSINESS FORUM
Featuring Bruce Cakebread, President and COO, Cakebread Cellars
“Cakebread Cellars – A Family Tradition”
Craig Aronoff, Family Business Consulting Group
“Lessons Learned from Cakebread Cellars”

Winter Forum 2014

SPRING FORUM
Joanne Norton, EdD.
“Inspiring Next Generation Leadership: Keys to Success”

Spring Forum 2014


2012-2013

FALL FAMOUS FAMILIES IN BUSINESS FORUM
Featuring Red McCombs

Fall Forum 2012

WINTER FORUM
Stephen McClure, Ph.D.
"Family Business Compensation and Reward"

Winter Forum 2013

SPRING FORUM
Christopher Eckrich, Ph.D.
"Governance Issues Within the Family Business"

Winter Forum 2013

2011-2012

FALL FAMOUS FAMILIES IN BUSINESS FORUM
Featuring Matt Saurage, President and CEO of The Community Coffee Company
“Beyond the Kitchen Table: Core Values as Guideposts in a Growing Company”
Dana Telford, Family Business Consulting Group.
“Strategic Growth in Family-Owned Businesses”

Fall Forum 2013

WINTER FAMOUS FAMILIES IN BUSINESS FORUM
Featuring Tony Simmons, President and Chief Operating Officer of The McIlhenny Company
“The Tabasco Brand: History of Innovation and Growth”

Fall Forum 2013

SPRING FORUM
Joe Schmieder, Family Business Consulting Group.
"Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Family Enterprise"

Fall Forum 2013

2010-11

FALL FAMOUS FOUNDERS & FAMILIES DINNER FORUM
Featuring Garett Boone, Cofounder and Chairman Emeritus of The Container Store, Inc.
"Ownership"

Fall Forum 2013

Stephanie Brun de Ponet, Ph.D.
Family Business Consulting Group
"Ownership Questions and Decision Points in the Family Business"

Fall Forum 2013

Mark Voeller, Ph.D.
Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise and The Families in Business Program At Harvard Business School
"Succession, Transition, and the Development of the Next Gerneration"

Fall Forum 2013

2009-10

Amy Schuman
Family Business Consulting Group
"Mastering Business Polarities: Learning to Manage Dilemmas That Can’t Be Solved"

Mark Green, Ph.D.
Family Business Consulting Group
"Growing Your Business While Maintaining Family Control"

Henry Foley
Owner Managed Business Institute and the Families in Business Program At Harvard Business School
"Preparing for the Predictable Stages of the Family Business System"

2008-09

Kelly LeCouvie, Ph.D.
Family Business Consulting Group
"Strategic Planning for Long-Term Success in the Family Business"

Stephen McClure, Ph.D
Family Business Consulting Group
"Critical Issues in Family Business Governance"

Henry Foley
OMBI and the Families in Business Program At Harvard Business School
"Managing Succession and Transition"

2007-08

Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez, Ph.D.
Family Business Consulting Group
"Sharing Wisdom, Building Values"

Dana Telford
Harvard Business School-Families in Business Program
Owner Managed Business Institute
"Succession and Continuity Planning"

Christopher Eckrich, Ph.D.
Family Business Consulting Group
"Building Harmony in the Family Business"

2006-07

Otis Baskin, Ph.D.
Pepperdine University
Family Business Consulting Group
"Leadership in the Family-Owned Business"

Dana Telford
Harvard Business School-Families in Business Program
Owner Managed Business Institute
"Essentials of Succession Planning"

Drew Mendoza
Family Business Consulting Group
"Family Meetings, Policies & Protocols"

2005-06

Craig Aronoff, Ph.D.
Family Business Consulting Group
"More than Family: Key Non-Family Employees in the Family Business"
"Managing Non-Family Executives & Key Employees"
"Being Effective Owners"

Drew Mendoza
Family Business Consulting Group
"Spouses, In-Laws, Sibling & Cousin Teams"

Jenifer Pendergast, Ph.D.
Family Business Consulting Group
"Strategic Challenges of the Family Owned Business"
"Strategic Planning with Business Boards and Family Councils"

2004-05

John A. Davis, Ph.D.
Harvard Business School – Families in Business Program
Owner Managed Business Institute
"Challenges & Best Practices of Family-Owned Businesses"
"Succession Planning and Developing the Next Generation of Leaders"

Joseph H. Astrachan, Ph.D.
Cox Family Enterprise Center
Family Business Consulting Group
"Managing Conflict & Communication in the Family Business"
"Built to Last-Focusing on Non-Financial Returns"

Gerald Le Van, J.D.
The Le Van Company
"39 Critical Questions for Business Families"
"Developing Your Family Business Council"

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