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Should They Stay Or Should They Go? Rethinking How to Prep Next Generation Family Business Leaders
Rethinking How to Prep Next Generation Family Business Leaders
Presented by the First Bank Center for Family-Owned Businesses, the Webinar “Should They Stay or Should They Go? Rethinking How to Prep Next Generation Family Business Leaders” will discuss the involvement of next-gen members in a family business as significant contributors to the continuity and success of the family business. However, that business success hinges on the next-gens’ willingness and ability to make those contributions. In order to survive and thrive across generations, family businesses must not only identify those individuals who express interest in leading the firm, but also better understand how to successfully prepare the next generation of leadership. Also, guest panelists will discuss the role outside experience plays in the next gens’ preparation.

Mar 21, 2023 02:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Carol Wittmeyer
Interim Dean @St. John Fisher College Cornell Family Business Fellow
Dr. Carol Wittmeyer is a Visiting Associate Professor and Interim Dean of the School of Business at St. John Fisher University, where she has led the Family Business Initiative. Carol is a Smith Family Business Fellow at Cornell University and a faculty member at Loyola University Chicago’s Family Business Center. She is a Professor Emerita at St. Bonaventure University. Carol is active in family business organizations having many presentations and publications. Her recent research was on the value of outside experience for next generation family members. Carol earned her Ed.D. from the University of Rochester and an MBA/BBA from St. Bonaventure University. She has worked in public accounting and served as president of a family foundation. Her family owns/leads three businesses.
Dr. Isabel Botero
@University of Louisville College of Business
Isabel C. Botero, Ph.D. is a faculty member in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Louisville, an advisor at Generation 6 Family Enterprise Advisors, and a 2022-2023 Fulbright Scholar in Family Business Research. She is a Fellow for the Family Firm Institute, holds an Advanced Certificate in Family Wealth Advising, and is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor. Her research focuses on strategic communication processes, governance, and next-generation issues in family enterprises. She is an associate editor for the journal of family business strategy and a past FOBI Scholar. Her work has been published in multiple management, communication, and family business books and journals. She also holds a board position at IFERA - International Family Enterprise Research Academy.