Next Generation Business, Claremont Graduate University, Thursday, 15. August 2019

The Drucker School Global Family Business Institute invites family business leaders to a series of education sessions, at which you will meet and learn from your family business peers as well as educators of Claremont Graduate University.
Join us for our third education session on "Next Generation Business" on Thursday, August 15, event is free for family business leaders to attend, but seats are limited. RSVP by August 12.For more information, contact Kathleen Fariss at .
"Next Generation Business" - Thursday, August 15
7:30 am | Check-In and Breakfast 
8:00 am | Welcome
Jenny Darroch, Henry Y. Hwang Dean, Professor, and Drucker Brand Champion
8:10 am | Keynote Address (30 min + 10 min Q&A)
“Passing the Business on”
If there’s one thing all family businesses have in common, it’s this: Succession planning is a priority. But how is succession planning done excellently? What if the desire of the next generation to come aboard is lacking? How do you cultivate healthy cross-generational interactions? Keynote speaker Tony Kan will pull from his experiences at Golden Island Jerky to answer these and other tough questions related to passing the business on.
Tony Kan, President, Morrison Trading, Inc.
Tony Kan is the Founder/President/CEO of Morrison Trading, Inc., a trading company that specializes in importing unique Asian products to the US markets based in Upland California. Over the course of his career he has served in multiple leadership roles such as VP of Strategic Development for Universal Foods, where he led an effort to introduce Asian style jerky into mainstream markets and collaborated with Costco, Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club to increase sales by 500% over a five-year period. His passion for improving process and innovating has helped him move his own family business forward and those organizations he has served over the past 20 years.
Mr. Kan believes in family first and creating a shared vision amongst the leaders to pass the family business on. He and his family worked hard to build their family business, Golden Island Jerky, and to cultivate a healthy generational shift that supported him branching off to start his own family business.
8:50 am | Networking Break (15 min)
9:05 am | Panel Discussion (50 min + 10 min Q&A)
"Choosing to Work in the Business"
Alysha Loumakis-Calderon, President and Chief Operations Officer, CareerSmart and Isys Solutions, Inc.
Riley Lewis, Development Feasibility Manager, Third Generation Lewis Group of Companies
Robert Renken, Second Generation of Renken Enterprises; Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Whittier Trust Company. 
Athena Chiera (EMBA '19), Vice President of Business Development, Athena Engineering, Inc., Second Generation
Moderator: Pat Soldano (MBA '86), Special Advisor, Global Family Business Institute/Family Business Consultant
10:05 am | Networking Break (10 min)
10:15 am | Discussions Groups
Facilitated sessions - Select one to attend the day of


Strategic Business Thinking


Owner or Operator


Management and Innovation


Program concludes at 11:00 am
Save the date for our last education session in 2019!November 6 - Inagural Symposium “Family Business and Family Dynamics”Keynote - Debbie Brown, Board Chair, Laird Norton Company


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