Wilkes University

Past Speakers

Past Family Business Alliance Speakers




May 15, 2018

James Kane

James Kane


April 26, 2018  Edward Kollar and Kristyn Lartz "Tax Talk"

March 21, 2018 

Maureen Mangan Mills, 
Bob Mills, Daniel Haggerty

"The Unexpected Opportunity
to Sell the Family Business"

February 22, 2018

Frank Sorokach

"Overcoming Generational Conflict"

November 16, 2017

Jeff Krull

"Emerging Trends in Cybersecurity"

October 10, 2017

Stephen J. Ursich, Ken Okrepkie, Sandy Chickeleti, Robert Watts, Dorthey Lane

"Funding for Growth: How to get the capital to expand your Family Business"

September 28, 2017 

Chuck Cohen,  PJ Dempsey, Jack Reager

PJ Dempsey

Chuck Cohen

"Modernization and Facility Growth for a Family Business: Making the decision to update and its impact on the Family and Business"

May 3, 2017

Leah Kane, Daniel Haggerty, Steven Roth

"Buying, Selling and Diversifying the Family Business"

April 12, 2017

Matthew Haggerty, Robert Lynett, Scott Lynett

"Entrepreneurial Activity in the Family Firm:
Why is it Important?"

 March 8, 2017

Thomas D. Davidow

"Effective Communication in Family Businesses:
Why is it so hard?"

February 15, 2017

Jack Reager

 "Leverage Analytics to Make Better Marketing Decisions"

January 18, 2017

Hilary Lyle, Bill Sordoni, Scott Lynett

Person lecturing

"Family Business Culture"

November 9, 2016

Kevin Walter

Kevin Walter

"Increase Profit Through Workplace Culture:
The Tasty Catering Story"

May 4, 2016

Sharon Shivetts 


"Challenger Sales Mini Workshop"

April 13, 2016 

Richard J. Orlando, P.h.D


 "Leadership and Legacy in the Family Firm"

February 10, 2016

Chuck Cohen and John L. Park

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John park image

"Strategic Planning" 

January 13, 2016 

Lee Piatt

Lee Piat image

"Contingency Extraordinary Results from Ordinary People" 

December 2, 2015

Chris Hackett

Chris Hackett image

"Increasing company revenue and profitability"

November 11, 2015

Holly Isdale 

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"Building a Board of Directors as a Strategic Weapon"

October 14, 2015

Andrew Cornell

Andrew Cornell CEO of Cornell Ironworks

"Building Your Family Charter"

September 9, 2015 

Doug Box

 "Texas Patriarch, The Rise and Fall of a Family Dallas Dynasty "

August 26, 2015

George Brown and Pat Mikelson

 "Highlights of Healthy Communication in the Family Business"
March 16, 2015

Dr. Cynthia Montgomery

Dr. Cynthia

 "Where Leadership Begins"
March 11, 2015

John Engles

john engels

"Relationship Reality in the Family Business"
February 26, 2015

Dick Kane


"The 12 Best Practices for Successful Family Businesses"
February 16, 2015

Ryan Sheetz at Penn State 

"Making Sheetz work in a Made to Order World"
November 19, 2014

Dr. Matthew Sowcik

matthew sowcik

"Moving Beyond Conflict to Creativity"

October 8, , 2014

Allan G. Robinson

Allan G. Robinson

"Innovation in Your Organization"
 September 10, 2014

Eric Allyn

Eric Allyn

"Lessons from a Family Business: The Case of Welch Allyn, Inc."
 April 23, 2014

Sam Fraundorf


 "The Fed Steps Back: America Steps Up"
 March 5, 2014

Matthew Pinsker


"Boss Lincoln: Understanding Abraham Lincoln's Partisan Leadership"
February 25, 2014

Jack Uldrich


"Why Future Trends Will Demand Unlearning."
November 20, 2013

Tom Rogerson


"Successfully Preparing Your Family for The Future, Geared For Family Members, CEO, All CFO and Key Employees"
October 23, 2013

Dr. Matthew Sowcik


"The Feedback You Truly Need:" A 360 Degree Look At Your Leadership
September 19, 2013

Franco Lombardo

Franco Lombardo

"The Great White Elephant of Money: The Unspoken Facts of How Money is Impacting Your Family and Wealth"
May 15, 2013

Eric Pochas

Eric Pochas

"Health Care Reform Rodeo: Corralling the Various Compliance Requirements into 2014 and Beyond"
March 28, 2013

Dick Kane

dick kane

"Road Map for Business Success"
January 30, 2013

Jack Mitchell


"Hug Your Customers"
December 12, 2012

Greg Greenleaf


"Succession: Striking the Right Balance Between the Financial Needs of Your Family and Your Business"


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