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Progressive Insights – Managing Risk in the Family Enterprise

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

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Business families are exposed a spectrum of risk both from within and outside of their enterprises. In a world of increasing volatility and uncertainty, many boards have embraced Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) programs to manage and mitigate those risks, though they tend to focus exclusively on operations and compliance and fail to integrate risks unique to family-controlled systems. This module will introduce a Family Enterprise Risk Management (FERM) framework to address these shortcomings and support your deliberations about systemic enterprise risk. It will also encourage participants to share their own stories of crisis management in the face of the recent pandemic, and explore opportunities for all families to build resilience in this rapidly changing environment.

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Special Guest

Devin DeCiantis, MPP of Lansberg·Gersick & Associates, LLC


Online via Zoom


Presenter and Host

Devin DeCiantis

Devin DeCiantis, MPP
Lansberg·Gersick & Associates

Devin specializes in the financial, organizational, and strategic aspects of family enterprise. He brings a background in corporate strategy, economic analysis and investment banking to his work with family businesses, family offices and family foundations.

Devin's work with family enterprises focuses on continuity planning, governance design, enterprise risk, shareholder education and development, and strategic sustainability initiatives. He is also leading a global research project out of Kellogg on the resilience of family firms in emerging and frontier markets.


Margaret-Jean Mannix
Family Council Co-Chair

Margaret-Jean’s business experiences and travels have helped her to develop a keen understanding of international business practices in Canada, Great Britain and China.

She has also held positions with increasing responsibility in her own family’s businesses since 1995. For many years, she has been actively involved in studying the fields of Families in Business, the Family Office, and Family Philanthropy and she is a graduate of Loyola University’s Next Generation Leadership Institute.


October 28
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
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