Family Business Center Past Events
The FBC hosts four annual Speaker's Series events and an annual Family Business Summit addressing a variety of relevant topics pertaining to family businesses. We invite you to explore our past offers below to see for yourself the wide range of support and resources we provide our members and the broader family business community. Click here for information about our current event offerings. We would love to see you at our upcoming events! If you have a topic you would like us to address at our Speaker's Series, please contact us with your idea.

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2009

Success Strategies of 100 Year Family Firms: Presentation, panel Discussion and Networking Event Professor Ernesto Poza, Thunderbird School of Global Management  Click to view images
Live a Legacy…Or Lose it: Using Technology to Preserve, Perpetuate and Share Non-Financial Assets in Meaningful Ways

Vaughan Scott, Senior Vice President - Investment Officer of Axiom Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo AdvisorsDanRechter, Owner/Manager of Rogers Group Investments

 

2010

Your Family, Inc.: The Challenges of Working With Those You Love

Dr. Ellen Frankenberg, CEO of the Frankenberg Group

 

Economic Outlook Forum: Times are Tough, Lending is Tight

William Anderson, Wells Fargo

Randy Koetter, President of Koetter Woodworking 

 

Family Meetings, Councils, and Advisory Boards: The Nuts and Bolts of Family Business Governance

Chris Eckrich, Ph.D., Consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group

 

Financing Transitions: Managing Capital and Liquidity in Your   Family Business

Gregory Greenleaf, Consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group

 

A Woman's Place…The Crucial Roles of Women in Family Business

Amy Schuman, Consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group

 

More Than Family: Non-Family Executives in the Family Business

Steve McClure, Ph.D., Consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group

 

Family Business Summit: Next Generation Innovation Summit

White Castle Family Members
Stuart Steinbock, Whip Mix Corporation President
Amy Schuman, Consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group

 

Succession or Sale: Preparing Your Business

Danny Koester, North American Green

Zach Bawel, Jasper Engines and Transmission 

 

2011

Making Sibling (and Cousin) Teams Work

Drew Mendoza, Author and Consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group

 

The Power of the Family Brand

Henrietta Pepper, Owner and Founder of the Pepper Group

 

Intergenerational Conflict in the Family Business

David Lansky, Ph.D., Consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group

 

Essential Family Business Policies

Stephanie Burn de Pontet, Consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group

 

Family Business Summit: Keys to Success: Using Core Values to Unlock Your Competitive Advantage

Craig E. Aronoff, Family Business Leader

Nat Irvin, Ph.D. University of Louisville

Eric Allyn, Family Business Leader

 

2012

Preparing Successors for Family Business Leadership

Dana Telford, Consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group

 

How to Choose and Use the Best Family Business Advisors

Joanne Norton, Consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group

 

Career Development in the Family Business

Kent Rhodes, Ph.D., Consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group

 

Developing and Managing the Family Business Board of Directors 

Stephanie Burn de Pontet, Consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group

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Hilliard Lyons Family Business Summit: Beans, Bourbon & Business: A Recipe for Success  

Jim Ethier, Chairman of Bush Brother & Company

Rob Samuels, COO of Maker's Mark

 

2013

Four Family Business Crises and How to Avoid Them 

Larry Smith, Institute for Crisis Management

 Dr. Ellen Frankenberg, CEO of the Frankenberg Group

 

Think Like an Entrepreneur: How to Develop Entrepreneurial Leadership within the Family Business 

Carl Chapman, CEO/Chairman of   the Board/Director, Vectren Corp

Van Clouse, Ph.D., Director or the Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Louisville

 

Family Meetings, Sibling Teams and Inactive Shareholders 

Wendy Sage Hayward, Consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group

 

Proven Strategies for Generational Transition in Family Business

David Ransburg, Consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group

 

Hilliard Lyons Family Business Summit: A Tale of Two Transitions 

Kevin Koch, President and CEO of Koch Enterprises

Bob Koch, Chairman of Koch Enterprises

Nick Brayton, President of Woolrich

 

2014

A New Way to Live and Work: The ROI of Family Business   Wellness

Kimberly May, CEO of Inspire Wellness

 

The Soft Side of Succession

Greg McCann, McCann & Associates

 

How to Manage Chronic Conflict in Your Family Enterprise 

Dr. Deb Houden, Director of the University of Wisconsin Family Business Center

 

How to Run Your Business So You Can Leave It In Style

John Brown, CEO of Business Enterprise Institute, Inc.

 

Hilliard Lyons Family Business Summit: Why You Need Agility 

Bill Joiner, President of ChargeWise, Author

Mark Peters, CEO of Butterball Farms, Inc.

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2015

When the Estate Plan is Not a Plan Anymore: Dealing with Unexpected Loss in the Family Business

Michelle Van Schouwen, President of van Shouwen Associates

 

Hug Your Customers: The Proven Way to Personalize Sales and Achieve Astounding Results

Jack Mitchell, Author and Chairman of Mitchell's Family of Stores

Albert "Buzz" Horton, Chairman of Horton Fruit Company 

Jackson Woodward, CEO of Horton Fruit Company 

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Importance of Legacy, Leadership, and Governance

 

Mac Brown, Vice President of Brown-Forman Corporation 

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Leadership Agility Part Two: A Mindset for the New Millennium

 Greg McCann, President, McCann & Associates

 

 Family Business Leadership Certificate Program

 Partnership with University of Louisville Professional Development

 

Hilliard Lyons Family Business Summit: From South Fork to Wall Street; Why Families Sell

Doug Box, Box Family Advisors
Mike Hill, Bancroft Family; Minot Light

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2016

   

 Dirty Little Secrets of Family Business: How to Ensure the Success of Your Family Business

 Henry Hutcheson, President/ Founder, Family Business USA  
 Myths and Mortals: Family Business Leadership and Succession Planning

 Andrew Keyt, Executive Director, LoyolaUniversity Chicago Family Business Center; CEO/President, Family Business Network, North America; President, Keyt Consulting  
Working With The Ones You Love  Dr. Dennis Jaffe, Research Associate at Wise Counsel Research  

Planning What’s Next:
How Family Business Leaders Successfully Redefine Retirement

Stephanie Burn de Pontet, Consultant with the Family Business Consulting Group  
Family Business Summit: 100% Responsibility - Zero Excuses

Dr. John Izzo, President, Purpose Revolution Group

Jill Shipley, Managing Director Planning, Family Dynamics and Education at Abbot Downing

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2017

   
Scaling Up: Overcoming Barriers to Family Business Growth

Andy Bailey, Coach, Petra

 

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