Jean Meeks-Koch, CEO of Positively People was recently honored as a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute at the 2018 FFI Global Conference in London, England. This is an honor presented to individuals who have achieved comprehensive professional knowledge and gained significant expertise that can be used as value to family business owners and family wealth clients.
FFI Fellow status signifies that Jean Meeks-Koch has completed an advanced program of study as part of the Family Firm Institute’s Global Education Network. The Charleston business owner has presented at several FFI annual conferences, and has been an FFI member for more than 10 years.
“Through obtaining Fellow status, Jean Meeks-Koch has gained a deeper understanding of the needs of family-owned enterprises and the many roles family business and non-family members play,” said Judy Green, President of the Family Firm Institute.
Participants have access to cutting edge information and resources for exploring the core disciplines — behavioral science, finance, law and management science — and steps for forming collaborative teams. FFI provides multidisciplinary educational programs to advance family enterprises worldwide by enabling collaboration between family enterprise practitioners and academics, creating a global network of professionals.
The Family Firm Institute (www.ffi.org), an international professional membership organization of over 1800 individuals and organizations across 88 countries, is dedicated to providing interdisciplinary education and networking opportunities for family business and family wealth advisors, consultants, educators and researchers. It works to increase public awareness and broaden the understanding of trends and developments in the family business and family wealth fields. As the dominant form of business organization worldwide, family businesses make a unique contribution to the social vitality and economic wealth of communities. FFI seeks to increase the understanding of the family enterprise as a fundamental driver of global economic growth and prosperity.