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Third Generation Family Business Owner Kicks Off Spring Family Business Programming

March 24, 2021

Andrew Keyt, the executive director of the Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business and third-generation family business owner, kicked off the spring programming for Fisher’s School of Business Family Business Initiative during a webinar on Tuesday, March 23.

Keyt led the webinar, "Family Business Governance and Family Business Longevity," sharing stories and lessons learned from working in his family business and serving as an advisor to family firms.

President of the Family Business Network North America and president and founder of Keyt Consulting, he shared transition stories from decades of working with family firms across the globe. Having served as a manager in two family-owned firms, and as member of his own family partnership, Keyt has experienced the challenges of family business firsthand. Past executive director of the Family Business Center of Loyola University Chicago, he is a leader in the field of family business and has been published in magazines and journals including Families in Business, Family Business, and Family Business Review.

“One of the things that’s great about family business programs like the one here at St. John Fisher College is that it provides an opportunity to share and connect experiences,” said Keyt.

The interactive session allowed Now Gens, Next Gens, family business educators and advisors, and Fisher faculty members to do just that. They took part in the discussion about roles in building family unity and cohesion, and share experiences in their own family businesses.

The next session of the series will include a discussion from third-generation family business, Janitronics, and how they successfully pivoted during the pandemic. Online registration for the session will close by noon on March 31.