Tom Hubler, Hubler for Business Families, Inc. - Guest

Lynn Groll - Host

Tom began his family business consulting practice in 1980 as one of few professionals addressing family-owned businesses in the United States.  He integrates the notion of spirit in his work with family businesses, and assists family business clients with succession planning, leadership development, business planning, board development and wealth preparation planning. In addition to consulting, Hubler has served as a professional in residence at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis and served on the advisory board for the Center for Family Enterprise for ten years. Formerly he was an adjunct instructor at the University of St. Thomas, where he co-taught a class on Family Business Management for ten years.  Hubler is a founding member and Fellow of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) in Boston.  Additionally, he serves as a member of the editorial board of the Family Business Review, and has authored articles on success strategies for family-owned businesses and has been widely quoted in publications such as The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalBusiness WeekCorporate ReportNation’s BusinessInc. and StarTribune.  Hubler is a frequent guest on the NBC Weekend Today Showand a periodic participant on Minnesota Public Radio’s Midmorningand Middayprograms.  Hubler has a column that appears in Twin City Businessand previously had columns that appeared in the Elite Advisor Forumand MinnesotaBusiness Magazine.  Hubler is the founder of the Minnesota Family Business of the Year Award, now in its 11th year of celebrating outstanding Minnesota family businesses.