Our mission is to help family enterprises innovate and thrive, thereby strengthening families, businesses, and communities. We do this by:

  1. Creating a collaborative community for family enterprises to connect and share best practices to strengthen the family and business.
  2. Expanding the entrepreneurial mindset in support of family enterprises
  3. Providing tangible resources & educational opportunities that empower family enterprises to grow, innovate, diversify, and achieve harmonious multigenerational success.
  4. Supporting the role of family enterprises in the broader community.

In partnership with Business Consulting Resources.

Key activities:

  • Professional Development Programs
  • Social Events
  • Peer Groups
  • Annual Retreat
  • Service: Supporting Student Family Business Club, internship programs, student consulting projects opportunities, and other service projects.
  • Thought Leadership
  • Research

LMU Family Business Entrepreneurship Conference

Friday, Sept. 24, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. PT
Via Zoom

Join us for our first annual LMU Family Business Entrepreneurship Conference! Family enterprises from around the world are invited to this informative, inspiring and engaging event where participants will share stories and discuss new approaches for family businesses. Don't miss the opportunity to hear our expert panelists speak about the latest topics in family businesses, with exclusive sessions for members only. We look forward to connecting with all of you virtually this year!

  • 9:30 a.m. | Opening Remarks

    10 a.m. | Session One: Creativity and Innovation in Family Business
    Fireside chat with RJ Melman, Lettuce Entertain You; Moderated by Sona Gala
    Open to everyone

    11 a.m. | Session Two: Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility
    Panel discussion with Carol Choi, founder, United Exchange Corp. (UEC); Lisette Gaviña, marketing director, F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc; and Maya Patel, executive chair, Tarsadia Foundation; Moderated by Jean Santos, vice president, BCR
    Open to everyone

    12 p.m. | Lunch and Keynote Address
    Keynote address by Andrew Cherng, founder and chairman, Panda Express; Moderated by David Choi, LMU Conrad N. Hilton Chair of Entrepreneurship
    Open to everyone

    1 p.m. | Session Three: Family Governance
    Panel discussion with Anne Gifford Ewing, senior vice president, Capital Group; Ken Gilbert, president, BCR; and Randy Parnagian, Fowler Packing; Moderated by Bridget Kilroy, CEO, Global 51
    Open to members only

    2:15 p.m. | Session Four: What’s Next? Shaping the Future
    An interactive workshop led by LMU Marketing Professors Mitch Hamilton and Julian Saint Clair
    Open to members only 

    3 p.m. | Conference Close

    6 p.m. |  Happy Hour
    Location TBA
    Private event for members, invitations will be sent out separately

    *Agenda subject to change 

Family Business Membership Application

To apply for membership, please complete this form.

Once you've been accepted as a member, please pay the membership fee.

  • $1495 for family membership (up to 3 family members per company) and $250 per additional member