Family Enterprise Center Speaker Series
|The Family Enterprise Center Speaker Series was established so that our students would have the opportunity to learn from, network with and dialogue with professionals working with the top family enterprises throughout the state, region and nation. This first-hand experience has brought our students face-to-face with many prominent business professionals, such as Mr. Steven C. Rockefeller, Jr. and Dr. Mark Hollis.
We have found that our students benefit from having guest speakers come into the classroom and describe their real world experiences in working with family enterprises. The Family Enterprise Center Speaker Series allows our students to be able to engage in discussions with people who have the experience and know-how to help guide them in their own career endeavors. As a result, we make arrangements for business professionals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences to speak to our students.
Previous Speakers Include:
Mr. Jim Ethier, CEO of Bush Brothers & Co.
Mr. Mark Peters, CEO of Butterball Farms
Mr. Charles Luck, President and CEO of Luck Companies
Mr. Casey Gonzmart and Ms. Andrea Gonzmart, 4th and 5th Generation Family Members of Columbia Restaurants
Mr. Ross Born, Co-CEO of Just Born
Ms. Kaley Hollis, Alumna, Giorgio Armani
Mr. Roman Ozimek, Alumnus, Gartner
Spring 2014 Featured Speakers
February 19, 2014
Miller Electric Company
April 14, 2014
Santore & Sons
Fall 2013 Featured Speakers
Family Office Expert
Kittle's Furniture 2nd Generation Member
Associate Professor of Management, St. Bonaventure University
Head of Research and Development, GenSpring