Hotel Albuquerque, NM :: October 3–4, 2018 (preconference on October 2)

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The Value of Outside Board Members: Real Life!
(Concurrent Sessions 6)

Wednesday, October 3 :: 3:40–4:25
This session will have two CEO's share their stories of outside board members - recruitment, lessons learned, CEO succession issues, company sustainability, and more. These stories will be based on over five years of living the ESOP/board change/CEO dynamics. You do not want to miss this session!


Debra Anderson

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Summers Mfg. Co., Inc.

Deb is the former CEO of Summers Mfg. Co. In 2008 she was elected CEO of the company, a year after the company became 100% Employee owned and now serves as the Chair of the Board after retiring from the CEO position and serving the company for 42 years.

Victor N. Aspengren

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Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.

Victor has been heavily involved in ownership transition for over a decade. He provides business owner clients the expertise needed for their ownership transition planning and implementation needs. As former CEO and HR Manager at ESOP-owned companies, he has lived the ownership transition experience. He is a past chair of the board of directors of the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO).

Michelle Jensen

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Michelle started at CarePro in 2006 as the Director of CarePro Home Medical. In 2011, Michelle became the chief operating officer of Home Care. In 2015, Michelle was selected to be the president and CEO of CarePro and also received her MBA from the University of Iowa. Michelle is also very involved in the community serving on several boards, committees and councils.
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