“Developing Leaders” Family Business Conference set for April

A two−day conference for family businesses titled “Developing Leaders: the Keys to Successful…

Georgia (Feb 17, 2005) — “Developing Leaders” Family Business Conference set for April

Terri Thornton


Contact: Terri Thornton‚ 404−932−4347 or territhornton@mindspring.com

A two−day conference for family businesses titled “Developing Leaders: the Keys to Successful leadership on the Board‚ in Management and in the Family‚” will be held this April in Chicago.

The event is co−sponsored by the Cox Family Enterprise Center based at the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. The conference will be hosted by the Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center and the U.S. chapter of the Family Business Network‚ in collaboration with Oregon State University’s School of Business.

The conference will highlight the most innovative ways to lead and develop leaders in family business today. Speakers will include Brian France of NASCAR‚ Pat McCaskey of the Chicago Bears‚ Susan Crown of Henry Crown & Company and Victoire de Margerie of Taittinger Champagne.

Workshops will include leading with family values; non−family CEOs; using philanthropy as a leadership development tool; board leadership; women in family businesses and more.

The event will be held April 28 and 29 at Chicago’s Hotel 71. For more information about the conference‚ call (800) 424−3981.


Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 18‚000 from 132 countries. The third largest university in the state‚ and a member of the 34−institution University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu