Wednesday, March 8, 2023
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

* Virtual Platform:


* The Zoom details will be provided in a separate communication after successful registration.

Event Timeline:

12:00 PM

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Virtual Panel Discussion

Registration & Cancellation Policies:
Register and/or send cancellations by noon on Tuesday, 3/7/23 to:

CPE Credit:
This event is eligible for 1 CPE credit. Virtual participants must attend from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM and answer polling questions to receive credit.


Michelle Weiss
FEI Eastern Wisconsin

Panel Discussion: Supporting Business Owners Through Their Transition –
Planned & Unplanned

Whether you plan on transitioning from your business in a year or in 10 years, you should always be preparing, it is good business strategy! 
Join our panel discussion to hear how creating peace of mind in 4 critical areas is good business strategy that sets you and your business up for success whenever you transition, planned or unplanned.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why being prepared to transition your business at any time is good business strategy
  • Learn the critical 4 areas that a business owner needs to consider to have peace of mind
  • Learn about the process you can take your business through to assess readiness for a transition, planned or unplanned

Lisa Horn, CEPA
Principal | CLA

Lisa leads the Owner Transition Advisory Group for CLA and has extensive experience working with business owners across all industries to achieve their goals and dreams. As a certified exit planning advisor, Lisa collaborates with business owners to understand all of their transition options and to develop strategies that address critical aspects of a future transition.

With more than 20 years of transformation and leadership experience, she advises owners and senior leaders on vision, mission, values, strategy, and goals to effectively execute plans that drive personal and organizational success.

Previously, Lisa served as a continuous improvement consultant for a community health system and held supply chain and continuous improvement positions of increasing responsibility for a leading global manufacturer of health care and hygiene products.


Brian Kleist, CFP
Principal | CLA

Brian is a Senior Wealth Advisor with CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC. He utilizes a goals-based investment approach while working with high-net-worth individuals, families, and business owners. By walking a client through the financial planning process, Brian is able to give peace of mind, and comprehensive advice that provides his clients with the best long-term odds of financial success while minimizing risk.

Brian has a diverse background in the financial services industry spanning the past 15 years. He has worked with clients on many levels: from your retiring school teachers, to former CEO's and business owners providing a laundry list of services specific to each client: Comprehensive Financial Planning, Wealth Transfer/Estate Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning, Risk Management, Wealth Concentration, etc. Brian also has extensive experience in working directly with money management firms as well. This allows him a unique perspective on providing investment solutions to clients most wealth advisors do not have.


Samantha Metcalf, CPA, CEPA
Managing Principal, Private Industries | CLA

Samantha provides assurance, tax and consulting services to closely-held companies including distribution, emerging growth, printing and manufacturing entities. She has extensive experience assisting Manufacturing and Distribution companies with regard to their international reporting requirements, revenue recognition practices, inventory management, and a variety of other areas including due diligence, operational and process improvement consulting engagements.

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March 8, 2023 Virtual Session: Instructional Method: Virtual;  Experience Level: Basic; Prerequisites / Advance Preparation: None; Field of Study: Management Services; Recommended CPE Credits: Professional Development Speaker = 1 Credit.
For FEI CPE credits, one credit hour equals 50 minutes according to NASBA guidelines. Some state boards may differ on how many minutes constitute a credit hour. Contact your state board for more information. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact Michelle Weiss, Chapter Administrator: