Family Business Forum to bring international speaker

Adam Lubas, Correspondent

An international speaker on the topic of family governance will speak to students about preparing for future success at The Family Business Forum.

Thomas C. Rogerson will be speaking from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20. His presentation is titled, “Successfully Preparing Your Family for the Future, Geared for Family Members, CEO, All CFO and Key Employees.”

The event is occurring on the second floor in the Henry Student Center Ballroom.

Rogerson speaks in his presentation on his “Five Steps to Healthy Family Governance,” which include family education, family communication, shared family experiences, values, family group decision making and family governance.

The mission for the Family Business Forum focuses on having a, “healthy business which also makes for a healthy family,” according to the mission statement.

Rogerson grew up in a wealth family and lived a life with lack of proper restriction on money.

“I grew up thinking it was normal to fly to summer camp in your father’s amphibious plane,” Rogerson said.

Rogerson said he believes that family should make it a priority to talk about money.

“We didn’t talk about money or even get together as a family, now there is nothing left,” Rogerson said.

Rogerson has more than three decades in the wealth management industry and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics. His specialty in wealth management is transitional wealth between generations.

Some former speaking engagements include Lincoln Center, Yale University, New York Botanical Garden, Tiger 21, Museum of Modern Art, The World Presidents Organization, Commonwealth Club, The Nature Conservancy, The Young Presidents Organization, National Society of Fundraising Executives, Dallas Theological Seminary and Harvard University Business School

For more information or to RSVP, contact Lanie Jordan at 570-408-2120 or at [email protected]