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Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting - "Women, Leadership, and Family Business"
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Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting -

When: Wednesday, April 17
From 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM
Where: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
750 7th Avenue
4th Floor
New York, NY  10019
United States
Contact: Mid-Atlantic Chapter of FFI

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Women, Leadership, and Family Business

Join members and friends in the New York area for a panel discussion on the perspectives of women in family business leadership, and strategies advisors are using to address the challenges and opportunities facing the growing number of women who are or will be leading family businesses.

About the Presenters:

Fredda Herz Brown, Ph.D., Principal, Relative Solutions, LLC

Fredda is a pioneer in the field of family enterprise. Her career in working with families who share substantial assets began almost twenty years ago. She is a Principal with Relative Solutions, a firm that focuses its work on working with multigenerational families who have decided to blend their emotional system with the economic and must deal with the challenges and opportunities created by that decision. Fredda has published widely in the field and is applauded for her thought leadership with regard to a variety of topics including family governance, family ownership, women and wealth, leadership and sustainability.

Julie Charlestein, President, Premier Dental Products Company

Julie is a 4th generation leader at Premier Dental Products Company. Started in 1913 by her great grandfather Julius Charlestein; Premier develops, manufactures and distributes innovative consumables to the dental professional worldwide. Julie currently serves as President. A native of Philadelphia, Julie attended Emory University for her undergraduate studies and Temple University for her graduate work.

In her role as President of Premier, Julie was voted one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Report. Julie is proud to serve on the Board of Directors for the ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease) Association, the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and the Board of the Alliance for Oral Health Across Borders. Julie is also a member of The Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

Virginia McGregor, Owner, McGregor Industries, Inc,

Virginia is an owner of McGregor Industries, Inc., of Dunmore, PA, designer and manufacturer of complex metal, steel and glass stairwells and stair systems. Founded in 1919, McGregor Industries is now led by the 3rd generation of the McGregor family.

In addition to her involvement with the business, Virginia is a community leader with over thirty years’ experience in business, politics and community organizations. She is an active member of the Geisinger Health System Foundation Board, where she is a member of both the Audit and Medical Affairs Committees. She was recently named one of the "Top 25 Women in Business” by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Business Journal. Virginia received her undergraduate degree from College of the Holy Cross, and did her graduate work at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.