Media Advisory: Jim Perdue of Perdue Farms to speak on Succession Planning

On April 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jim Perdue will share his story of succeeding his father, Frank Perdue, at Perdue Farms, and how that experience has influenced current company policies for family members who’d like to join the family business. The “Succession Planning” forum will be held at Graylyn Conference Center, 1900 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem.

Privately held and family run for three generations, Perdue Farms is a leading international food and agriculture business, providing quality products and services to retail, food-service and agricultural customers around the world.

As chairman of the board of directors of Perdue Farms, Perdue, who graduated from Wake Forest in 1973, heads the company’s executive team and is responsible for developing the company’s vision and growth strategies. Perdue Farms is the third largest poultry company and the number one brand of fresh chicken in the eastern United States.

Perdue will present during the first hour of the program. Allison McWilliams, a 1995 Wake Forest alumna and director of the Mentoring Resource Center, will present in the second segment.

Media are welcome to attend the event.

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 Kathy Baker at (336) 758.3568 or , or visit

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.

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