I’ve relished my time as Director of the Family Business Council, but the time has come to pass the torch on to someone else worthy of the title. The Family Business Council is extremely important to me, and I would never let anyone less than ideal for the position take over the reins. We searched high and low, sifting through resumes, interviewing and evaluating candidates to identify the right person with the credentials, character and credibility to drive the FBC to new heights. Finding someone who was capable at cultivating new relationships while nurturing existing ones was the key ingredient to catapult the FBC to a new level. Finding someone who will thrive in this role has been a long journey, but the wait was worth it.
I am proud to introduce the Family Business Council’s newest Director, drum roll please…Mr. Ed Hart. An Orange County local, Ed previously served as the Director of Business Development for USC’s Marshall School of Business, focusing on Executive Education, Corporate and External Relations. Gaining invaluable experience as a development officer, Ed worked closely with several businesses including family-owned companies. Outgoing and connecting well with people along with his experience are precisely why I believe Ed will be a great fit for the FBC. That, and he’s quite a golfer!
As Director, Ed will of course be the primary contact for any questions, concerns and ideas. I’m confident that he will not disappoint, and will continue to cultivate and take the FBC to new plateaus.
I won’t be disappearing from the FBC but will continue to play a role as Ambassador, which means you’ll still see me at the workshops. I ask you to put your faith in Ed, like you have put your faith in me, as you are gaining a Director with a fresh perspective and the right experience to keep your business on a successful path.