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Ann Kinkade

President
Family Enterprise USA

 

 

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Ann Kinkade brings over two decades of business experience, working exclusively with business-owning families in a variety of contexts for over a decade. In 2009, Ann launched Family Enterprise USA (FEUSA), the nation’s first non-profit, advocacy group dedicated to addressing family enterprise public image and public policy issues. Before this, Ann’s passion and commitment to the family business industry was demonstrated by successfully building a highly-regarded, university-based membership organization, teaching at the graduate, undergraduate and professional levels, advising one-on-one with family businesses and continuing her own professional development in the field.
Since committing to the family enterprise field as a vocation, Ann has attended, presented and led numerous conferences and educational seminars on a variety of topics related to family enterprise success including governance, leadership, succession planning, communication, interpersonal and family relations among others. She serves or has served on several family business boards, nonprofit boards, and has reviewed three published family business books and numerous published articles. In 2005 she was awarded the Family Firm Institute’s (FFI) Certificate in Family Business Advising and was also recognized as an FFI Fellow.

Education

  • Masters of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Bachelor’s of Arts, Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Organizational Involvement

  • Family Firm Institute: Member, Mentor, Fellow, Presenter, Professional Education Committee Member, International Committee Chair, Conference Chair, Awards Judge, Workshop Reviewer; 1999-Present
  • Family Business Network: Educational Member, Conference Presenter; 2001-Present
  • Family Enterprise Research Conference: Attendee, Presenter and Award Sponsor; 2005-Present
  • American Society of Association Executives: Member; 2009-Present
  • National Association of Corporate Directors: Member; 2006-2010
  • United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Member, Conference Presenter, Paper Reviewer; 1999-2009
  • International Council for Small Business Management: Member and Family Business Conference co-chair; 2004-2006

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