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Family Firm Institute Announces 2020 Achievement Awards

BOSTON, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Family Firm Institute (FFI) has announced the recipients of the 2020 Achievement Awards. These awards, which will be presented at the FFI Global Conference in October 2020, are as follows:

Richard Beckhard Practice Award to Kathryn McCarthy, Rockefeller Trust Company

The Richard Beckhard Practice Award honors a founding FFI member and distinguished practitioner in the family business field. It recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of family business practice.

Kathryn McCarthy is currently a family wealth and family office advisor. She is a director of the Rockefeller Trust Company (NY) and serves on its Audit Committee. She was the founding President of Marujupu, LLC, the family office of the Sulzberger family, owners of the New York Times. Kathryn is also a frequent lecturer at academic institutions including Columbia University, New York University Graduate Schools of Business, and Imperial College. In October, she will co-present the session "Blind Spot: Family office and investment governance" at the FFI Global Conference.

Go to https://www.ffi.org/awards/richard-beckhard-practice-award/ to see the complete list of recipients of the Richard Beckhard Practice Award.

Barbara Hollander Award to Rania Labaki, PhD, EDHEC Business School

The Barbara Hollander Award was created to honor the late founder and first president of FFI by perpetuating her profound interest in family business and her love for education and learning.

Rania Labaki, PhD, is an associate professor of management at EDHEC Business School and director of the EDHEC Family Business Centre. Her interest ranges from finance in family firms to the play of emotions in family relationships, particularly as emotional patterns are passed through generations. She is also scholar at the Cornell Smith Family Business Initiative, advisor at Lansberg Gersick & Associates and IFERA board member. She is an FFI Fellow, a 2012 recipient of the FFI Best Unpublished Research Paper Award and a 2015 recipient of the FBR Best Article Award. In October, she will co-present the session "Ethical Dilemmas of Family Business Members and Their Advisors" at the FFI Global Conference.

Go to https://www.ffi.org/awards/barbara-hollander-award/ to see the complete list of recipients of the Barbara Hollander Award.

Interdisciplinary Award to Andrew Hier, Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise

Established in 1999, the Interdisciplinary Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the advancement of interdisciplinary services to business families.

FFI Fellow Andrew Hier is a senior advisor and partner at Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise and a fellow at Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise. Both organizations comprise Cambridge Family Enterprise Group,a global organization devoted to helping families achieve multigenerational success for their families, enterprises, and financial wealth. He is a facilitator in two programs at the MIT Sloan School of Management and served as a facilitator and guest lecturer at Harvard Business School. He is also a member of FFI GEN faculty, teaching "Tools for Positive Change in Family Business Systems: Analysis and application." Earlier in his career, Andrew was CEO of a global apparel company.

Go to https://www.ffi.org/awards/interdisciplinary-award/ to see the complete list of winners of the Interdisciplinary Award.

International Award to the Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practice (STEP) Project

The International Award recognizes an individual or organization for outstanding achievement in furthering the understanding of family business issues that occur between two or more countries.

The Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) Project is a collaboration of scholars worldwide studying the successful entrepreneurial practices of family businesses over time. It involves rigorous qualitative and quantitative research. Active dissemination of evidence-based knowledge is performed through publications and summits with families.

Go to https://www.ffi.org/awards/international-award/ to see the complete list of recipients of the International Award.

About the Family Firm Institute:
FFI's mission is to be the most influential global network of thought-leaders in the field of family enterprise. We provide research-based learning and relevant tools for advisors and consultants, academics and family enterprise members to drive success.

Professionals, educators, and researchers as well as family enterprise members from nearly 80 countries across the globe belong to FFI. Together they create the oldest and most prestigious multidisciplinary professional association for family enterprise in the world.


SOURCE Family Firm Institute

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