UNCA's Family Business Forum Hosts Workshop with
Drew S. Mendoza
UNC Asheville’s Family Business
Forum will host a workshop on "Non-Family Managers in a
Family Business" with family business expert Drew S. Mendoza from
8:30 a.m.-noon Thursday, Sept. 5, in the Vanderbilt Room of The Inn on
Biltmore Estate. The program is open to Forum members and their guests; a
limited number of seats are available for family business owners
interested in membership.
Mendoza, a principal and president of The
Family Business Consulting Group in Marietta, Ga., was founding
director of the Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center, long
recognized as a leading think tank on issues unique to business owning
families. He is a member of the Family Firm Institute's board, and an
associate editor of its scholarly journal. As a consultant, Mendoza
specialized in working with sibling and cousin owner/manager teams and
with large shareholder groups.
His presentation will examine all aspects of the non-family manager’s
position within the family business, including advice for the owning
family and management as well as the non-family manager. Compensation
options, management issues, ground rules for promotion and function and
dysfunctional roles for non-family managers will also be discussed.
UNCA’s Family Business Forum, the first program of its kind in the
region, was developed to enhance the continued viability of family-owned
businesses in the Asheville area. Membership in the forum is open to firms
that have a family member with controlling interest in the business and at
least one family member currently employed in the business. In addition to
seminars and workshops, members will receive current research and articles
on family business issues, a quarterly newsletter, and the opportunity to
network with other family-owned business members who face similar
challenges of perpetuating a family business.
Registration for the workshop is required. For more information or to
register, call Richard Lasher at 828/251-6797, voice box 8003.
- Richard Lasher, Family Business Forum Director, 828/251-6797, voice
- Jill Yarnall, UNCA Public Information Assistant Director, 828/251-6526