Tampa, FL :: October 3–4, 2017 (preconference on October 2)

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Real-World Employee Communications Models
(Concurrent Sessions 9)

Wednesday, October 4 :: 11:25–12:10
How great companies communicate their ESOPs.


Shawn Burcham

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Shawn Burcham is the CEO of PFSbrands which was started by he and his wife Julie nearly 20 years ago. The company has grown to 120 employee-owners across 18 states and is 100% employee owned. PFSbrands has partnered with over 1,000 retail locations, in 38 states, to run profitable foodservice locations. Shawn truly believes that empowering employee-owners to think and act like owners is the recipe for success and is dedicated to building a culture where everyone has fun, everyone cares about one another, and everyone is comfortable being held to high expectations.

Loren Rodgers

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National Center for Employee Ownership

Loren joined the NCEO in 2005 and became its executive director in 2010. He writes extensively on employee ownership in professional and academic publications and has spoken at events around the world. Since he entered the field in 1995 as a consultant, he has worked with hundreds of companies. His expertise includes ESOPs, equity compensation, best practices for employee ownership companies, research, effective communications, employee motivation, corporate governance, ESOP transactions and operations, and business literacy.
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