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Connected Conversations: Why Family Governance Matters During Times of Crisis

by Smith Family Business Initiative


Wed, Jul 15, 2020

12 PM – 1 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Join the Smith Family Business Initiative as we host “Connected Conversations”, a bi-monthly webinar series that explores topics relevant to family business owners, members, advisors, students, and alumni. We invite you to join us as we navigate the current uncertainty in our global economy, and its impacts on family businesses. 

On July 15 from 12-1pm EDT, Ann Dugan, Senior Managing Director at Family Office Exchange, will lead a discussion on "Why Family Governance Matters During Times of Crisis." She will provide insight on ways to achieve long-term sustainability in challenging times. 

Recent global events have illustrated the need for critical decision-making skills in both the family and business. All have been tested, and without some level of governance and rational communication in the business, anxiety abounds. Ann Dugan, Cornell Family Business Practitioner Fellow and veteran of her own family’s business, shares examples of sound governance practices, identifies where to start and how to carve a pathway forward to fit your family’s and business needs. 

You will receive a confirmation email upon registration with the Zoom coordinates. If you did not receive this communication, please reach out to Hannah Barends at

Please submit questions you would like Ann Dugan to address in advance of the webinar to Hannah Barends at


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Ann Dugan

Senior Managing Director

Family Office Exchange

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Co-hosted with: MBAI, MBAII, One-Year MBA Program

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