Business Boards Institute

Terry Segerberg, CEO of Mesa Industries, Inc., accepts an award
The Goering Center and BBI advisors helped me shape decisions by sharing their vast knowledge and personal experiences, never losing sight of the subtle nuances that color running a family business. Forming a Board of Advisors is a must do if you want to professionally run and grow your family business.

Terry Segerberg, CEO, Mesa Industries, Inc.


An outside Board of Advisors provides a sounding board for ideas and issues, access to talent you otherwise might not be able to afford, and the ability to tap into resources that may be out of your reach.

Outside experts can propel your business forward, providing you with:

  • Unbiased advice and diversity in thinking
  • Expert knowledge and wisdom
  • Insight on how other firms operate, evolve and grow
  • Accountability


BBI, in partnership with Aileron, is exclusively designed for the family and private businesses of the Goering Center.

This institute is conducted by Aileron trained Business Board Advisors who are seasoned entrepreneurs in the Cincinnati business community.

They assist you in organizing a board that matches the specific needs of your business, including:

  • Identify, interview and recruit prospective board members
  • Prepare for and lead your board meetings
  • Critique meeting effectiveness
  • Indemnify yourself, your company, and your board members

Register for BBI

Who should attend: President/CEO and other top executive or decision makers in the business.

Where: These sessions take place at the participating company.

When: Workshops are scheduled with your Business Board Advisor at the convenience of both parties.

For more information on the Business Boards Institute, contact Steve McLemore at 513-556-7409.

Register for BBI Overview Breakfast - Complimentary

Want to know if BBI is right for you? Sit-in on our free Overview Breakfast, February 26 at the Goering Center, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.