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Family Business Panel

Thursday, July 15, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Online Event

Join the Skandalaris Center in partnership with the Koch Center for Family Business for a panel discussion on the advantages and pitfalls of family-owned businesses.

The first 50 attendees will receive a coupon code for $10 off from Honeymoon Chocolates!


Please join us at 3:30 by Zoom using this link:


The following panel will share valuable lessons learned and things to avoid when running a family business:


Cam Loyet, Honeymoon Chocolates

Cam’s academic career began at Illinois Wesleyan University where he earned a BS in Business. After moving to Saint Louis, Cam enrolled at Washington University where I ultimately earned a MBA in May of 2021. Saint Louis has been home to Cam’s family and his start-up, Honeymoon Chocolates since 2017. Some of Cam’s accomplishments include: exhibiting Honeymoon Chocolates to an international audience in Seattle, WA, qualifying for the 2018 Wisconsin State Amateur, and being awarded 2nd place in the 2019 Skandalaris Venture Competition. Cam’s future career goals are to continue to foster Honeymoon Chocolates, crafting bean-to-bar chocolate sweetened with raw honey. Check out for more information.


Ayana Klein, 3Dux Design
Ayana has been building the 3DuxGlobal platform over the past two years with a goal to support STEM learning in communities around the world with limited access and to foster an awareness of the diversity in communities and cultures across the globe. Ayana is currently a senior at Washington University in St Louis, and matriculated into the Olin School of Business to learn the skills needed to continue to grow 3DuxDesign.  She envisions a career in a discipline where she can blend her love of the arts with her talents in math and science to create new products that will help solve today’s problems and keep our planet green.


Kristi Tacony Humes, Tacony Corporation

Tacony Corporation is a 75-year family-owned, privately held business headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Tacony operates in 8 locations in US, including Europe and China. Tacony distributes and manufactures diverse products and services, through multi-channels in the home sewing, home floorcare, and commercial floorcare industries. 3rd generation family member, Kristi is leading the business succeeding her father, Ken Tacony. She one of 3 Tacony children and is proud to carry on the family legacy. Humes is focused on a range of strategic initiatives to leverage and evolve the company’s core competencies in distribution, manufacturing, education, training, and operational excellence to create exceptional customer experiences. Kristi has held positions in every business unit and department for almost 27 years building upon their solid foundation through strategic planning, marketing and leadership. She continues the commitment to their 375+ associates through strong traditional family values, growth and a winning corporate culture.


Sue Rosenhain, Creata

Sue’s educational background and early career in Australia was in finance.  She joined Creata 30 yrs ago to establish their HK and China offices and product supply chain capabilities.  As President of Creata today Sue manages a large global team spanning 15 offices around the world who deliver scaled marketing experiences that leverage the Power of Play to connect consumer with some of the world’s biggest brands.  Sue oversaw the transition of Creata from a primarily product based business to a services based business offering strategy, licensing, creative, digital and gaming capabilities in addition to embracing a sustainability focus for their product development capabilities.


Joining us will be Peter Boumgarden, the Koch Professor of Practice of Family Enterprise at Washington University in St. Louis (Olin Business School). Dr. Boumgarden is also the Director of the Koch Center for Family Business and the Faculty Director for the Center for Experiential Learning at Olin, a university center that runs for-profit & non-profit student-led strategic consulting engagement in both the St. Louis region and around the globe. Outside of his role in the university, Dr. Boumgarden researches, consults, and facilitates executive education in the private and non-profit sectors on topics tied to innovation, strategic design, organizational change, and executive team development. Past clients include Mastercard, Edward Jones, Charles Schwab, Oracle, Bunge Global, CCA Global, Shape Corporation, Monsanto, BBVA, UniCredit, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, & Methodist Health Care System, amongst others. Dr. Boumgarden’s work centers on helping organizations develop processes for innovation, assisting leaders in defining and implementing
sustainably differentiating strategies, and the role of leadership and organizational values in shaping such decisions.


Thursday, July 15, 2021
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Online Event

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