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Dann Van Der Vliet 
The Family Business Initiative at the University of Vermont 


Thursday March 14, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

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Gallagher, Flynn & Co. 
55 Community Drive
South Burlington, VT 05403

Driving Directions 

Strategy and Execution: 

Where Do We Go From Here?  

The culminating component of the Next Gen Academy will be to synthesize all pieces together – family, business and ownership. Using case studies and simulation, participants will examine how their business currently approaches strategy and why a narrow focus provides for a broad advantage. With a critical eye towards entrepreneurship in the enterprise, what are the current strategic challenges for your family, business and sustainability of the enterprise, and how are you now planning to execute on necessary changes and initiatives to build success beyond tomorrow?

Frank Hoy holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from UTEP, an MBA from the University of North Texas, and a PhD in management from Texas A&M University. He spent 10 years as a faculty member in the Department of Management at the University of Georgia, where he founded and directed the Center for Business and Economic Studies, coordinated the entrepreneurship curriculum, and served as director of the Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC), one of the first SBDCs in the nation to be certified by the Association of Small Business Development Centers. Currently, Frank is Director of the Worcester Polytechnic Institutes’ Collaborative for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.