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From the FFI board chair
November 29, 2019

ear Colleagues,
It was my pleasure and honor last month to be elected chair of the FFI board of directors for a three-year term. This is an exciting time in our field, as evidenced by the energy, generative discussion, provocative ideas, and tremendous opportunities for connecting with each other at the annual global conference in Miami. As I take this new role, I am committed to working collaboratively and diligently to promote the field, support members and advance the mission of FFI in the coming years as together we meet the challenges and confront the ever-changing future.

It was also my pleasure to meet more than 300 FFI members from around the world in Miami.

It was an action packed three days, during which we:
Confirmed newly elected directors at the annual meeting: 
Mary Duke, Cynthia Lee, Lisa Morel, Maya Prabhu, and Jon Ramos
Elected officers for the board:
Debbie Bing, chair; Carlo Salvato, vice-chair; Asher Noor, secretary; Sandra McNeely, treasurer
Thanked outgoing board member for their services:
Dan Bayston, David Harvey, David King, Annie Koh, and Catherine Rossbach
Honored Award Winners
Academic Awards
Jasper Brinkerink
Best Doctoral Dissertation Award
David S. Jiang
Best Unpublished Research Paper
Franz W. Kellermanns
Best Unpublished Research Paper
Timothy P. Munyon
Best Unpublished Research Paper
M. Lane Morris
Best Unpublished Research Paper
FBR Awards
Francesco Barbera
Best Article published in FBR (2018)
Isabell Stamm
Best Article published in FBR (2018)
Rocki-Lee DeWitt
Best Article published in FBR (2018)
Emanuela Rondi
FBR Outstanding Reviewer Award (2018)
Achievement Awards
Ian Macnaughton
Richard Beckhard Practice Award
Dianne H.B. Welsh
Barbara Hollander Award
Patricia Angus
Interdisciplinary Award
STEP and the Business Families Special Interest Group (SIG)
International Award
Congratulated GEN Scholarship Recipients
Luciana Lucena de Lima
Crystal, Alliant Private Client Scholarship
Mita Dixit
de Visscher & Co. Scholarship
Shilpa Mirchandani
Waesche Family Scholarship
Elaine King
Fitzpatrick & Francis Family Business Continuity Foundation Scholarship
Esther Kong
AlTouq Group Scholarship
Welcomed the 2019 FFI Fellows
Left to right: Dennis Passis, John E. Neff, Jeremy Cheng, Shelley M. Taylor, David M. Karofsky, Rochelle Mendelsohn, Ronna J. Gyllenhaal, Brian K. Stafford, Daniel Lorenzo, and Anthony D. Macaluso (not pictured: David Harland, Wendy Ulaszek)
All in all, it was an incredible event and a tribute to the vibrancy of FFI itself and to the creative imaginations of the 2019 Program Committee.
Please encourage friends and colleagues to join the FFI community and mark your calendars for October 28-30, 2020 in New York City. To submit a proposal, go here.
With appreciation,
Debbie Bing
FFI Board Chair
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Dates to Remember
FFI adjourned meeting and New England Chapter meeting
Adjourned meeting of the members of the Family Firm Institute followed by a New England Chapter meeting
2020 Annual Global Conference
Last day to register for annual global conference at Year-end rate
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2020 Annual Global Conference
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GEN Alumni webinar (by invitation only)
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