Family Business Center
Friday, May 16, 7:30 AM
Whether you’ve been planning for succession in your business for years or are just starting to consider passing it to the next generation, the list of decisions you need to make can feel overwhelming. Hear from local families about how they have organized their estate planning, developed the next generation of leaders and what they consider when hiring next generation family members.
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Ritch Sorenson, Ph.D., is a full professor and the Opus Endowed Chair in Family Business at the University of St. Thomas, and the academic director of the Family Business Center. Before beginning his academic career, he was a third generation owner in a bank. Prior to his tenure at St. Thomas, Sorenson was the Trinity Company Professor of Management at Texas Tech University, where he was recognized for excellence in teaching, served as area coordinator for Management (department chair) and directed the centers for Entrepreneurship and Family Business, and for Communication. At Texas Tech University, he was an early pioneer in establishing a family business emphasis in management. Sorenson continues to build courses and education programs in family business at the University of St. Thomas.
A note to family business advisors: The breakfast series is restricted to members of family businesses.