Overall, Next Generation Institute® facilitators add value and inspire participants to take action- specific steps in the journey of generational transition. The program is NOT designed for the transition plan to take place over the seven month period. Rather, the sessions become “tools in the toolbox” to review as the family makes progress on this journey. Facilitators are also ‘cheerleaders” to encourage participants to make attendance to the sessions a key priority, complete assignments between classes, and develop a pace of progress in developing their plan.
Kurt has over 36 years of experience at GE Aviation, GE Energy and Basin Electric Power Cooperative, with over 20 years of executive leadership experience in engineering, supply chain, and business development.
David Kiihnl is President of David Kiihnl & Associates which specializes in developing sustainable business strategies, implementing successful succession plans, and providing advice to Presidents and Owners of mid-size and small companies.
Upon graduating from Bowling Green State University, Jim began his career as a tax accountant at international CPA firm, Arthur Andersen, where he primarily served closely held and family owned businesses.
Julie Stewart is a results-driven professional with extensive experience in strategic partnership development, operational excellence and business development from startups to a Fortune 500 global HealthCare Enterprise.
After receiving his MBA from the University of Cincinnati, in under 10 months, Rik has over 41 years of sales and marketing experience with six different companies, two of which are Fortune 500 companies.
Dr. Wood, Founder and CEO of Thriving with Stress, has developed an innovative cutting-edge training course designed to manage and mitigate stress in the workplace, in relationships and with life.