Janet Ries Stern, Senior Associate, maintains a coaching and consultancy practice with executives in the nonprofit sector (www.visionarieslogic.com). She is trained and certified by the 21/64 Foundation to facilitate conversations, governance, and plans for multi-generational philanthropy and family wealth. Janet is certified as an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation, having trained in the Certified Coach Training Program of Teleos Leadership Institute. As a member of the board of the Inglis Foundation, she founded the Awards for Continuing Excellence (ACE). She serves on the boards of WXPN and KYLDance Company. Janet has developed curriculum, taught, and held administrative positions at Germantown Friends and the Agnes Irwin School in Philadelphia and Rosemont, PA. She has extensive experience with environmental advocacy and secondary education. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from the University of North Carolina.
Greg McCann is the founder, principal and leader of a national family business consulting firm that create workshops, consults, publishes, and generally innovates on issues of importance to family enterprises.
As an author, educator, coach, consultant and speaker, McCann works with family enterprises in the areas of leadership, succession, communication, conflict resolution, and with a special emphasis on helping the rising generation succeed in their careers and lives. Greg has coached leaders and executives for nearly 20 years and is certified in Leadership Agility and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
McCann wrote, When Your Parents Sign the Paychecks and Who Do You Think You Are? Aligning your Character and Reputation.
Beverly Brooks Thompson, PhD, CFRE
Beverly Brooks Thompson is a published academic and practitioner in the field of philanthropic leadership. She holds a Doctorate in Human Resource Development specializing in Organizational Leadership with more than 20 years of fundraising campaign experience. Beverly is the founder of Brooks Thompson Consulting, Brooks Thompson Consulting, an international fundraising advising and philanthropic management consulting firm specializing in transformational growth, impact giving, and strategic social engagement serving non-profits, organizations and corporations, and individual philanthropists. The Brooks Thompson team combines proven advancement principles and fundraising best practices with innovative, custom-tailored strategies to assist clients in realizing their philanthropic goals.
Programs under her direction have received national awards and recognition at CASE, APAP and NASPA, as well as awards from the Advertising Federation and numerous Public Relations organizations. Thompson has been licensed as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), is a Certified Advisor in 21/64 Next Generation Family Wealth and is a Master Trainer for the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society and, has been conferred an official State of Kentucky Colonel. She was recognized by the Baton Rouge Business Report in the 2008 class of Top Forty under 40 and 2018 class of Most Influential Women in Business, has been recognized as the Marketer of the Year by Sales and Marketing Association, and was named the 2017 Alumna of the Year by Louisiana State University College of Human Science and Education.
Thompson gained national attention as the Director for Forever LSU: The Campaign for Louisiana State University, supporting the three adjoining campuses of LSU. Raising more than $798 million exceeding the $750 million goal, the Forever LSU campaign has stood out as a paradigm for success in higher education campaigns nationwide.
This led to her joining one of the most prestigious consulting firms of its type in the country. As vice president and executive counsel for two years, Thompson was senior counsel to leadership of the most prestigious non-profit organizations and boards in the country with responsibility for campaign development, implementation and management for programs that exceed goals of $500 million. Beverly’s clients included such prestigious organizations as The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, Arizona State University Sun Devil Athletics, The Carnegie Science Center, UPMC Magee-Womens Research Institute, and Sigma Nu National Fraternity.
Thompson served as the President and Chief Development Officer at the Foundation for Woman’s in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In this role, Beverly established Woman’s first supporting 501 (c) 3 foundation, seated and managed the Board of Trustees and all strategic and fiscal management of the foundation, including a $4.2 million endowment and served as a member of the executive leadership team of Woman’s Hospital.
Beverly also serves on the boards of the LSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Junior League of Baton Rouge and the Kid’s Orchestra. With long-term relationships with her clients, former employers, colleagues and communities, Beverly seeks to engage and sustain each effort with which she develops a relationship.
Jennifer Muntz is the Executive Director at Family Business Network - North America and the Founder of FamilyCLO.
She began her career in the non-profit world helping re-unify families after abuse or neglectful situations and teaching people with mental illness job skills and socialization skills. Her career transitioned into the world of managing corporate training and organizational development. Jennifer’s enthusiasm and passion for teaching and developing individuals, families, teams and organizations is demonstrated by 15 years of experience working in the field across different industries.
While at Family Office Exchange (FOX) she developed and facilitated virtual and in-person education programs, authored the “FOX Guide to Family Education”, co-led the NextGen Network and consulted with families and family offices on education and training.
Jennifer is the Principal and Founder of FamilyCLO, a private firm that provides education and training programs and services to enterprising families, family offices and other education providers in the family business, family office arena.
She holds a B.S. in Psychology, an MBA and has been an active member of the Association of Training and Development (ASTD) since 2007.