Washington University in St. Louis

University Advancement

5th Annual Olin Family Business Symposium

St. Louis, Missouri

January 28, 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM CST
Knight Hall, Emerson Auditorium


"The Strategic Importance of Family" with David Kohler, President and CEO of Kohler Company, and Jeff Vincent, President and CEO of Laird Norton Company.


7:30 a.m. Breakfast and Networking
8:00 a.m. Welcome and update on the Koch Family Business Center
8:15 a.m. David Kohler: President and CEO, Kohler Company, a fourth-generation family business
                    "Functioning as CEO of Your Own Family's Business -- What are the Challenges?"
9:15 a.m. Jeff Vincent: President and CEO, Laird Norton Company, a seventh-generation family business
                    "The Role of the Non-Family CEO of a Family Owned Business -- What is Success?"
10:15 a.m. Brief Intermission
10:30 a.m. Panel Discussion with:
Jim Turley - Independent Director at Kohler Company, Retired Global Managing Partner, Ernst & Young (EY)
Tracy Hart - CEO, Tarlton Corporation, a third-generation family business
Ted Schnuck - Division Manager, Schnuck Markets, a fourth-generation family business

Our Program is sponsored by the Koch Center for Family Business

Questions? Contact Emma Vermillion at ecvermillion@wustl.edu or 314-935-3198