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Family Business Advisor Engagement Luncheon

Replacing the Legend

The next session of the Family Business Advisor Engagement Luncheon looks at the challenges and success facing the generation who must replace a “Family Business Legend.” Whether it’s a big personality, charismatic leader or well-known industry executive, many family businesses have a person at the top who’s become synonymous with the business, which can make the next generation’s journey to leadership harder.

This event features family business members who found themselves navigating these tough waters as they transitioned to lead their companies. We’ll discuss how they created a leadership style that’s authentic to who they are while honoring their predecessor, how relationships were kept strong, and what outgoing “Legends” can do to help the next generation transition better.

Three family business leaders will share their journeys of replacing “The Legend” and finding success with family and business:

  • Kate Lilja Lohnes, Lilja Communications
  • Jessie Otto, Brush Masters
  • Tom Hubler, Hubler for Business Families (moderator)


Date & Time:

Thursday, April 20, 2023
11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.


Opus Hall (MOH) 201
University of St. Thomas
20 S 10th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Thanks to our Table Sponsors!

Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates
BMO Harris Bank
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Connelly Family Wealth Management
Fidelity Bank
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Lathrop GPM LLP
M&A Executive Search
Meristem Cresset
Platinum Group
PNC Bank
Punch & Associates
Trust Point
University of St. Thomas Schulze School of Entrepreneurship


Cost for individual advisors.

Admission is free and open to University of St. Thomas faculty, staff and students. Please email familybusiness@stthomas.edu for the discount code.



Advance registration is required as space is limited.