Drucker School Global Family Business Institute’s Industry Board

The purpose of the Drucker School Global Family Business Industry Board is to provide guidance and direction on the institute’s strategic initiatives to develop leaders who run sustainable family businesses that can be passed on to future generations and make a positive contribution toward a functioning society.

The mission of the industry board is to support the growth of the institute by:

  • Providing feedback on curriculum, programs, research focus, and brand positioning
  • Being an active advocate for student development by mentoring a least one student per year
  • Serving as guest lecturer, hosting field visits, providing case study opportunities, assisting in student recruitment, and connecting family businesses to the institute
  • Supporting the financial goals of the institute by establishing meaningful connections with industry leaders and other family business centers

Industry Board Members:

  • Andrew Chen (MBA, ’11) Chief Operations Officer, Woodmax Company – Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Jon Novack, President, Patton Sales Corp. – USA
  • Bob Renken, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Whittier Trust Company – USA
  • Tim Schultz (MBA, ‘89) Chair, Global Industry Board, Drucker School Global Family Business Institute; Vice President of Research and Development, Lundberg Family Farms – USA

Drucker School Global Family Business Institute’s Founding Board of Advisors

The Drucker School Global Family Business Institute’s Founding Board of Advisors was charged with uniting family business leaders across industries to foster ideas and strategies for the Institute, and collaborate and leverage relationships with the goals of increasing brand awareness, boosting enrollment, and raising funds for the institute.

Founding Board of Advisors:

  • Lana Abou-Assi (MBA, ’19) Director of Operations, AmEx International, Inc. – USA
  • Allyson Stewart-Allen (MBA, ’85) Chief Executive, International Marketing Partners Ltd. – United Kingdom
  • Gary Chan (MBA, ’04) Chief Executive Officer, GEMA Capital Partners Limited – China
  • Andrew Chen (MBA, ’11) Chief Operations Officer, Woodmax Company – Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Athena Chiera (MBA, ’19) Vice President of Business Development, Athena Engineering Inc. – USA
  • Yosuke Honjo, President/CEO, Ito En North America Inc. – USA, Japan
  • Junro Ito (MBA, ’89) Director/Senior Executive Officer, Seven & I Holdings Company, LTD – Japan
  • Wayne Lee (MBA, ’97) President, Powertec Fitness – USA
  • Koji Ogura (EMBA, ’11) Director for Japan and Drucker-Ito Relationships, Drucker School of Management – USA
  • John Renken, President, The Renken Company – USA
  • Jamie Richardson, Vice President, White Castle Management Company – USA
  • Tim Schultz (MBA, ‘89) Chair, Global Industry Board, Drucker School Global Family Business Institute; Vice President of Research and Development, Lundberg Family Farms – USA
  • Pat Soldano (MBA, ’86) Senior Fellow and Chair, Founding Board, Drucker School Global Family Business Institute – USA

Yosuke Honjo

Jamie Richardson


Want to get more involved?

Contact druckerfamilybusiness@cgu.edu.

Interested in board service or supporting the institute in another way?

Contact Tim Schultz (MBA, ‘89), Chair, Global Industry Board, Drucker School Global Family Business Institute; Vice President of Research and Development, Lundberg Family Farms at druckerfamilybusiness@cgu.edu.