The CMA Family Business Speaker Series is an annual event designed to provide a learning opportunity for family business owners and their advisers. Our keynote speakers generally talk for about 45 minutes on a particular topic of interest to family business owners, field questions and answers for about 30 minutes, and conduct an extended Q&A with our Family Business Forum members.
It’s a rare opportunity to hear firsthand from noteworthy family business owners about what works and what doesn’t within their family operations—taking home lessons and advice you can use to improve your own family venture.
2019 – Shawn Gorman and Steve Smith, L.L. Bean
2017 – Tom Phillips, Weekends Only
2016 – Chris Eckert, Eckert’s
2013 – Billy Busch Brewing
2012 – Andy Taylor, Enterprise Bank
2011 – John Tracy, Dot Foods
2010 – Drew Mendoza, efamilybusiness
2009 – Steve McCLure, Family Business Consulting
2008/2007 – John Ward, Kelogg School of Management