The Center for Family Business Excellence discusses family councils – who becomes CEO, Philanthropy, organizational culture and strategic plans.

What is a Family Council?


Lisë Stewart and Matt Kerzner discuss the value and purpose of creating a family council – including the structure, process and potential pitfalls.


LISË STEWART:Hello, this is Lisë Stewart along with my colleague Matt Kerzner from the EisnerAmper Center for Family Business Excellence. And we’re here to talk about some hot topics, right Matt?

Matt Kerzner: That’s correct.

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Lisë Stewart is Principal-in-Charge of EisnerAmper’s Center for Family Business Excellence within the Private Business Services Practice. Lisë has experience in organizational development, strategic planning and training, and human performance management.

Mr. Kerzner is a Senior Manager in the Center for Family Business Excellence. Matt has more than 25 years of experience in organizational development with a specialization in assisting family businesses and closely held businesses.