Navigating the unique challenges of a family business, sponsored by St. Joseph’s University

St. Joseph's

Compiled by Tina Irgang

SmartCEO and St. Joseph’s University gathered a group of Philadelphia-area CEOs to discuss their family business’s founding principles, and how they have evolved over time. Panelists shared how they handle family conflicts, and how they prepare the next generation for leadership. SmartCEO and St. Joseph’s University also asked the executives to weigh in on what they want their business’s legacy to be, and how that ties into their family values.

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Mary Nicoletti, Director, The Initiative for Family Business & Entrepreneurship
at Saint Joseph’s University


Marc Brownstein, President and CEO, Brownstein Group

Lisa Formica, President, fmi Direct and Digital Marketing Solutions, Inc.

Lisa Goldenberg, President, Delaware Steel Company of Pennsylvania

Gary Banks, President, Banks Industrial Group

Karla Trotman, Executive Vice President, Electro Soft, Inc.

Thomas Holt Jr., President, Holt Logistics Corp.

Anthony Bellia, President, Bellia Work+Space Professionals

G.A. Taylor Fernley, CEO, Fernley & Fernley

Kevin Fox, Managing Partner, Capstone Group

Mary Weldon, Financial Director and CEO, Uniform Gear Inc.

Scott McDevitt, President, Translogistics, Inc.

Mark Mansfield, President, William J. Mansfield Inc.


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