Family Business Center ~ Triad announces quarterly forum schedule

7.31.2008 Article, General, School News

The former CEO of Porsche A.G. and a senior executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond are among the speakers Wake Forest University Babcock Graduate School of Management's Family Business Center ~ Triad has lined up for its quarterly forums.

The first forum, “Leadership: The Driving Force,” features Peter W. Schutz, former chief executive officer of Porsche A.G. and author of “The Driving Force: Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People.” He is scheduled to speak on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

The forum entitled “Tapping the Economic Pulse” will be presented by Jeffrey Kane, senior vice president and Charlotte branch manager for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. It’s scheduled for Dec. 4.

The third forum, “Crafting an Actionable Toolkit for Your Family Business,” will be led on Jan. 28 by Stan Mandel, Babcock executive professor and director of the Angell Center for Entrepreneurship.

Wrapping up the series on April 16 will be “Four Generations in the Workplace,” which will be presented by Laura Hamilton, chief operations officer of The Brooks Group.

“We are delighted with the variety and quality of the forum speakers we have to offer our members and we hope that they will take advantage of these opportunities,” said Family Business Center Director Kathy Baker.

All forums will be held at Wake Forest’s Bridger Field House from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. A continental breakfast is available from 8 – 8:30 a.m.; the program starts at 8:45 a.m.; lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.; and the second speaker begins at noon.

Family Business Center forums are only open to Family Business Center members, sponsors and their guests. For information on FBC membership and guest policies, please contact Baker at (336) 757-1250.

The Family Business Center, established in 1999 under the Angell Center for Entrepreneurship at Wake Forest's Babcock School, addresses issues faced by closely held and family firms. The member-based organization uses the capabilities and educational resources at Wake Forest, in the community and beyond to provide closely held and family firms the assistance they need to grow and succeed from generation to generation.

Member dues and corporate sponsors BB&T, RSM McGladrey, SMSi, and Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice fund the Family Business Center ~ Triad.