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Congratulations to the 2019 Achievement Award Recipients
May 31, 2019

n 1992, to further enhance its multidisciplinary and global approach to family enterprise advising, consulting, and research, FFI began to establish awards for professional achievement.

Today there are four: Richard Beckhard Practice AwardBarbara Hollander AwardInterdisciplinary Award, and International Award. These prestigious awards are the pinnacles of achievement in the field, and we are pleased to announce this year’s recipients. All awards will be presented at the FFI Global Conference at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay in October.

Richard Beckhard Practice Award
Ian Macnaughton
Ian Macnaughton, Ph.D., is the founder of Transition Point Coaching in Vancouver, Canada. Throughout his lengthy career in business and family coaching and in advising, he has helped build relationships and frameworks that keep families and their enterprises together to create a common future that lasts for generations. A member of a family company himself, Ian is an FFI Fellow and a member of the FFI Global Education Network (GEN) faculty.
The Richard Beckhard Practice Award was established in 1992 to honor a founding FFI member and distinguished practitioner in the family business field. It recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of family business practice.
Barbara Hollander Award
Dianne H.B. Welsh
Dianne H.B. Welsh, Ph.D., is the Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and founding director of the Entrepreneurship Programs at The University of North Carolina Greensboro. An FFI Fellow, she is a recognized scholar in women-owned businesses and franchising. In 2015, she held the Fulbright-Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship in Central Europe. With more than 150 publications in the field, Dianne is also the chair of the FFI Academic Awards Best Dissertation Committee.
The Barbara Hollander Award was created in 1995 to honor the late founder and first president of FFI by perpetuating her profound interest in family business and her love for education and learning.
Interdisciplinary Award
Patricia Angus
Patricia Angus, JD, MIA, TEP, is CEO of Angus Advisory Group LLC and an adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Business, where she is founding Managing Director of the Family Business Program. A recognized thought leader in multi-generational family governance and wealth, she has advised families with businesses, trusts, and charitable foundations for more than two decades, building bridges across disciplines through her teaching, education, and thought leadership. The author of The Trustee Primer: A Guide for Personal Trustees, Patricia is an FFI Fellow and a faculty member in the FFI Global Education Network (GEN).
Established in 1999, the Interdisciplinary Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the advancement of interdisciplinary services to business families.
International Award
STEP and the Business Families Special Interest Group (SIG)
STEP is a worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations. It promotes best practice, professional integrity and education to its 20,000 members across 96 countries. STEP’s members help families plan for their futures: from drafting a will or advising family businesses, to helping international families and protecting vulnerable family members. STEP’s Business Families Special Interest Group marshals expertise, promotes best practice, and champions the family business area.
The International Award recognizes an individual or organization for outstanding achievement in furthering the understanding of family business issues which occur between two or more countries.
Thanks to the 2019 Achievement Awards committee: Denise Federer, Alberto Gimeno, Daniela Montemerlo, Preston Root, Panikkos Poutziouris, chair.
Dates to Remember
NYC Regional Committee event | 4:30PM to 7:30PM
Host: Trusted Family, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, 7th fl., New York City
Program: The Paradigm Shift in Addiction Treatment: Implications for Families, Businesses, and their Family Enterprise Advisors
Email if you have not received an invitation
Last day to submit a case for the Family Enterprise Case Competition
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Last day to submit proposals for the 4th Review Issue of Family Business Review (FBR)
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