Chapters & Study Groups
Jeremy Cheng, chair
The Asian Circle is an online forum to educate, connect and inspire the Asian practitioners in the field of family enterprise. This is a multi-disciplinary group designed for advisors and consultants who have been practicing in the field in Asia.
Shannon Zur, chair
Members of the Chicago FFI multidisciplinary study group devote a day four times a year to interdisciplinary dialogue. Each member of the group has worked on and presented their own family genogram and rotate the presentations of cases. In addition, the group has invited outside presenters on specific topics to spend an hour with the group.
Paula Rincón, chair
This study group is an online forum to educate, connect and inspire members located in or interested in family enterprise issues in Latin America and Spain. The official language of the group is Spanish.
Richard Lutringer, chair
This study group is a venue for FFI members with mediation skills to share developments in the field of dispute resolution through discussion of their practical experience, skill building, marketing, and other related matters. In addition to discussions among members, the group will host presentations by members and recognized thought leaders in various mediation disciplines, as well as related fields, including developments in psychology and neuroscience.
David M. Paradise, chair
The mission of our group is to provide a safe, confidential place for our members to discuss various client service issues and engagements using a format of peer consultation.
The mission of the Mid-Atlantic Study Group is to provide a safe and confidential educational forum for our members to discuss various client service issues and engagements and to provide for the professional development of each member.
Shannon Zur, chair
The Midwest Chapter draws its members from Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Iowa. The chapter is focused on interaction and support for family enterprise professionals from all disciplines and from the research and education community.
Carrie Seligman, chair
The New England Chapter draws it members from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut and Rhode Island. This chapter is a forum to learn from each other, provide educational opportunities on a local level and get to know other family business advisors in the New England.
Susan Schoenfeld, chair
The New York Study Group is dedicated to building relationships, sharing best practices, increasing knowledge, and facilitating case discussion among family business consultants.
Natalie McVeigh, chair
Elle Hansen, co-chair
The Next Gen Practitioners Study Group is an online forum to educate, connect and inspire the next generation of practitioners in the field of family enterprise. This is a multidisciplinary study group designed for advisors and consultants who have been practicing in the field for 5-10 years.
The North Texas FFI Study Group meets once or twice a year in Dallas.