FFI On Friday | February 09, 2018

Prepared Exclusively for FFI Members

Yesterday, Today – and October 2018!

Yesterday, Today – and October 2018!

The FFI Fellows – a distinguished history and a promising future.

In the not so recent past

The FFI Fellows were inaugurated in London in 2001 at the annual global conference at The Metropole Hotel on Marylebone Road. This was the first round of Fellows and 82 people were named to the inaugural group.

2001 Fellows

In the intervening seven years

At the 2008 annual global conference, again in London, but this time at One Great George in Westminster, six people were added, bringing the total number of Fellows to 114 at that point.

2008 Fellows

Kay B. Abramowitz

Kay B. Abramowitz

Ann Dugan

Ann Dugan

Ronald A. Norelli

Ronald A. Norelli

Denise Paré-Julien

Denise Paré-Julien

David M. Paradise

David M. Paradise

Mark B. Rubin

Mark B. Rubin

In the recent past

Sixteen individuals were added to this prestigious group at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge during the 2015 conference. Total at end of 2015 was 195.

2015 Fellows

John Broons

Mary Daugherty

Jennifer East

Jean Griffith

Annika Hall

Debra Houden

Lanie Jordan

Sofie Lerut

Ken McCracken

Danny Miller

Ernesto Niethardt

Catherine Pratt

Malcolm Ross

Vaughan Scott

Kazuyoshi Takei

Edvard van de Vijver

View a complete list of Fellows – now nearly 250

So what will 2018 bring?

When FFI again convenes for the annual global conference on October 24-26 at the Park Plaza Riverbank, believe or not, more than 100 people are eligible to join this group.

Here are the requirements:

  • Be a member of FFI for 10 years or more
  • Complete a GEN certificate in Family Business or Family Wealth Advising
  • Complete an advanced GEN certificate
  • Write for FFI Practitioner or Family Business Review or present at an FFI conference

If you are a 10 year – member in FFI, please think about completing the requirements that you might not previously have finished. For more information, contact Susan Gabert.

If you’re not at the 10 year mark, this is a good time to enroll in a GEN course and start the journey to Fellow status. For more information go to ffigen.org or contact Gretchen Graham.

Matching the inaugural number of 82 is within reach. Let’s make 2018 a banner year for new Fellows.

Mission Statement

FFI’s mission is to be the most influential global network of thought-leaders in the field of family enterprise. We provide research-based learning and relevant tools for advisors and consultants, academics and family enterprise members to drive success.

Dates to remember

February 15

Join members and friends for a regional reception with the FFI board of directors and the 2018 conference committee at Park Plaza Riverbank in London

February 17

GEN 503 — Tools for Positive Change in Family Business Systems: Analysis and application, presented in London

February 22

Midwest Chapter Event

February 23

Last day to enroll in a Q1 GEN course

March 1

Last day to submit for the Best Doctoral Dissertation Award

March 21

Last day to register for the annual global conference in London at the Special Winter rate

April 15 – Last day to:

Submit a paper for the Best Unpublished Research Paper Award

Submit a nomination for an Achievement Award

Apply for a GEN scholarship