Fall Family Business Forum Will Address Successful Transitions for Family Businesses on Nov. 19

Korbett L. Roberts
Korbett L. Roberts courtesy photo
Nov. 17, 2015

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2015) – The 2015 Fall Family Business Forum, hosted by Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, will host Korbett L. Roberts of Auctoris, Architects of Wealth Preservation Strategies, at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation Rooms 143 and 144.

Each fall, Baylor’s Institute for Family Business offers an opportunity for people to learn about recent and relevant information particularly applicable to families in business.

Roberts will speak on the “Seven Drivers of a Successful Family Business Transition.” At Auctoris, Roberts and his team assist families and privately owned businesses with determining business mission and values, business succession and estate planning, and helping to foster trusted communication within family and business partnerships. Roberts, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’02, is a Baylor graduate and sits on the advisory board for the Institute for Family Business.

“The landscape of family business is littered with examples of family firms that fail because of poor or no succession planning,” said William J. Worthington, Ph.D., director for the Institute for Family Business at Baylor. Roberts’ success in financial planning and wealth management is expected to bring a great deal to the conversation.

The mission of the Institute for Family Business is to promote the tenets of firm-family-faith through scholarly research, transformational student learning and engaged Christian fellowship between family owned businesses at Baylor. It focuses on educational outreach programs for entrepreneurs. Forums address a wide range of topics including best practices, communication, succession planning and well-being.

This event, sponsored by Auctoris and The Rainier Group, Inc., is free and open to the public. Foster Campus is located at 1621 S. Third St.

For more information, visit Baylor.edu/familybusiness or contact Bill Worthington.

by Bethany Harper, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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