The Executives' Club Of Chicago

Succession and Stakeholder Management: A Discussion with Chicago’s Family Business Leaders

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Program: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CDT
Zoom (details will be shared with participants prior to program)
Forum: Professional Services 







Stephen Baird
President and CEO
Baird &Warner


Jennifer Pendergast
John L. Ward Clinical Professor of Family Enterprise and Faculty Director,
Center for Family Enterprises at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University


Adrienne Pope
Managing Director
Redel Rentals LLC


Julie Smolyansky
Lifeway Foods


Eric Reeves
Managing Director, Head of Private Capital Investments
Duchossois Capital Management

Family businesses hold a unique place in Chicago’s business landscape; they are inimitably nimble yet particularly susceptible to winds of change in technology and the economy. Successful family business leaders have learned not only to manage their employees and partners, but family members as well. Whether the issue is succession planning, business strategy, or direction of the family brand, there are many voices at the table.

What does the traditional business community have to learn from the way that successful family businesses approach core elements of their endurance? Join us to hear from local family business leaders on how they manage stakeholder relationships and family dynamics to thrive from generation to generation.

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Member Pricing:
Individual Ticket: Complimentary 

*Members may also register one complimentary guest

Non-Member Pricing:

Individual Ticket: $25