NY Family Business Center Welcomes Jeffrey Rogers, ‘87 Alumni

The New York Family Business Center, in partnership with the Madden School of Business, welcomes alumni Jeffrey Rogers, class of ’87, B.S., Marketing, as the new Executive Director of the only organization in the region that provides education, tools, resources and knowledge specific to family businesses.

“As I begin service with the Family Business Center, I am excited to bring high quality and useful information to the family businesses we impact in our community. As we move ahead, I look forward to working with the members of the FBC to help drive useful programming to a growing, diverse group of family business leaders.” “I also hope to develop a more visible presence and grow and strengthen the alumni base within the organization by offering them the exceptional resources the FBC provides. By strengthening alumni and student ties between the FBC and the Le Moyne community, we hope to recruit and increase membership of the next generation of emerging leaders. Maintaining connections with the Madden School of Business and the Central New York community plays a vital role in the future success of the organization.”

Renée Downey Hart, Ph.D., Professor of Practice, Management and Human Resources, will continue serving as Programming Director and on the Board of Directors.

As the FBC kicks off its 11th year, the organization’s members welcome Jeff and the unique expertise he brings to the role. As a Le Moyne sophomore, Jeff founded a green services company and developed the enterprise into an area green industry leader, employing 50+ team members. The father of four adult children in a blended family, he is married to Patricia Rogers and resides in Syracuse.

Jeff is certified as a professional Business Coach. “Working with business leaders has always been a favorite piece of my professional career and I look forward to helping add value to the family businesses we serve at the FBC.” His strengths lie in helping business leaders, entrepreneurs and management teams develop skills in Sales and Sales Training Program Development, Branding, Marketing & Advertising, Leadership Team Development, Systems and Procedural Manuals, Business Financial Management, Human Resource and Staff Development Functions, Customer Service and Development initiatives. As an Adjunct Professor of Practice at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management, Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprise, Jeff instructs Introduction to Entrepreneurship. He also works with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families staff, traveling the world to introduce Entrepreneurship to veterans separating from military service. The membership driven, not-for-profit FBC provides family business owners, members and employees a forum to address the unique and critical issues of running a family business and helps them succeed in current and future generations. Membership includes discounted or complimentary admittance to all programming events, including all Madden events, networking opportunities, conferences, company tours, training workshops, lectures, seminars and the Peer Groups – a highly nurturing and confidential monthly roundtable for members to share experiences, discuss topics pressing to their organization, employees or family members, seek advice and provide guidance to each other. Topics may include succession planning, business valuation, family business dynamics, financial service products specially tailored to family business needs, transition planning, leadership preparation, communication, conflict resolution or philanthropy. Peer Groups are held the first Wednesday of each month from 8-9:30 a.m. on the Le Moyne campus. One of Jeff’s first new initiatives this year is the establishment of a monthly Mastermind Series, a unique forum for members to frame relevant topics, ask probing questions and develop action plans with the purpose of driving action and creating solutions. The series is held the fourth Tuesday of each month from 3-5 p.m. on campus.

“To provide quality programming, strong leadership and support for our member family business leaders will be a true pleasure as we move ahead. Some new thoughts and ideas will be coming our way, so look for some great stuff in the months ahead. The Family Business Center’s tradition has been established, our platform has been soundly built, and now it’s time to get the good word out and expand our services to the family business community and the Le Moyne community here in Central New York.” If you are a Le Moyne alumni with ties to a family business and would like to learn more about the organization, please contact Jeff Rogers at rogerjea@lemoyne.edu Visit the FBC’s website at www.newyorkfamilybusinesscenter.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/New-York-Family-Business-Center


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