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A Case Study in Family Governance

This session featured a case study of the Port Blakely Companies, which has been family owned since 1864. The discussion was led by the current president and chief executive office, Rene Ancinas and by Jim Warjone, who ran Port Blakely Companies for 32 years before the transition to Rene. With the assistance of the Harvard Business School and John Davis, founder of Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprises, Port Blakely Companies underwent a significant examination of their governance strategies.

This was a fascinating discussion focused on one of the leading Northwest family businesses.