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.
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.