Media Advisory: Looking for economic recovery? Look to family firms

The Wake Forest Family Business Center—Charlotte Metro is hosting a mini forum on family firms and public policy.

Ann Kinkade, president of Family Enterprise USA (FEUSA), and Jamie Richardson, vice president of government and shareholder relations for White Castle, will present, “From White Castle to the White House.”

The forum will be held Feb. 1 at Wake Forest University’s Uptown campus, 200 North College Street, Suite 150, in Charlotte from 9 to 11 a.m.

Kinkade will discuss the importance of FEUSA’s work as an advocate for family firms. Richardson will share the story of White Castle and how the company maintains its culture in the context of government affairs, public relations and community engagement.

With more than two decades of business experience, working exclusively with business-owning families in a variety of contexts, Kinkade launched Family Enterprise USA (FEUSA), the nation’s first nonprofit, advocacy group dedicated to addressing family enterprise public image and public policy issues.

Since 1998, Richardson has been responsible for government affairs, shareholder relations, public relations and community relations for White Castle. Prior to this role, Jamie served as director of marketing.

Media are welcome to attend the event.

About the Wake Forest University Family Business Center (FBC) The FBC is a member-based organization that uses the educational resources of Wake Forest University to provide closely held and family firms the assistance they need to grow and succeed from generation to generation. As a program of the Office of Personal and Career Development, the FBC also provides family business education and experiential learning opportunities to WFU students, WFU alumni community and their families.

Family Business Center forums are only open to Family Business Center members, sponsors and their guests. For information on FBC membership and guest policies, please contact Rhonda Stokes at (888) 925.3622 or stokesrj@nullwfu.edu , or visit http://familybusiness.opcd.wfu.edu.

Brett Eaton, 336-758-4393, eatonbd@nullwfu.edu

Kim McGrath, 336-758-3209, mcgratka@nullwfu.edu

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