The Kellogg Family Enterprise Leadership Award recognizes unique contributions of exemplary family enterprise leaders in order to inspire a new generation of leaders in both family and non-family businesses worldwide. Our Award recipients exemplify the values, vision, familial and organizational effectiveness, and stewardship capabilities that Kellogg strives to promote throughout its educational initiatives globally.
THE HUBER FAMILY of THE J.M. HUBER CORPORATION
Keynote AddressABOUT J.M. HUBER CORPORATION
The J.M. Huber Corporation enhances the performance of thousands of consumer and industrial products around the world. Products range from flame retardants that make buildings and electronics safer, to hydrocolloids that improve everything from foods to pharmaceuticals, engineered wood products that break new ground with residential and commercial builders, and sustainable forestry practices to help ensure the responsible stewardship of timberlands.
THE OCHS/SULZBERGER FAMILY of THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
Keynote AddressABOUT THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY
The New York Times Company is a global media organization dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. Its publications have been awarded 119 Pulitzer Prizes and citations, more than any other news organization. The Ochs/Sulzberger family has controlled the enterprise since 1896. Now in its 6th generation, the family is composed of over 75 members.
2016: THE MILLIKEN FAMILY of Milliken & Company and Pacolet Milliken Enterprises|
Keynote AddressABOUT MILLIKAN & COMPANY
By combining science with design and insights, Milliken tackles the issues and concerns of today. Every day, our community of innovators is invigorated by the challenge of finding creative ways to enhance people's lives and make the world around us easier, safer, more sustainable and more beautiful.
Milliken has long led the way for "knowledge-based" investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents - and more than 5,000 patents worldwide - since our founding in 1865.
With over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India, and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, Milliken's more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.
2015: MARC PUIG|
Chairman & CEO, PUIG COMPANY, Barcelona, Spain
Keynote AddressABOUT PUIG
Puig is a third-generation, family-owned luxury fashion and fragrance business that was founded in 1914. The company consists of owned brands, such as Carolina Herrera, Nina Ricci, Paco Rabanne and Jean Paul Gaultier, and licensed brands such as Prada, Valentino and Comme des Garcons and celebrity fragrances. Puig products are sold in more than 140 countries worldwide.
2014: G. Garvin Brown IV and CEO Paul C. Varga
Keynote AddressABOUT BROWN FORMAN
Brown-Forman, one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies and among the top 10 largest global spirits companies, sells its brands in more than 150 countries and employs over 4,000 people worldwide. The company, now in its fifth generation of family control, was founded in 1870 by George Garvin Brown in Louisville, KY. His original brand, Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky, was America's first bottled bourbon and remains one of Brown-Forman's finest brands today. In all, Brown-Forman has more than 25 brands in its portfolio of wines and spirits, including Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, el Jimador, Tequila Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Korbel, Chambord and Woodford Reserve.
2013: M. Laird Koldyke '89|
Former Chairman, LAIRD NORTON COMPANY LLC, USA
Keynote AddressABOUT LAIRD NORTON COMPANY
We are a family-owned diversified holding company that believes patience isn't just a virtue. It's an advantage. Nimble, efficient, and highly experienced, we are long-term investors who have put lasting partnerships over quick profits for more than 150 years. Our reputation as responsible business stewards is built upon seven generations of doing business the right way - with fairness, transparency, and respect.
2012: Jim Ethier '66|
Chairman and CEO, BUSH BROTHERS & COMPANY, USA
Keynote AddressABOUT BUSH BROTHERS
Bush Brothers, a 104-year-old company based in Knoxville, Tenn., with production facilities across the country and some 650 employees, has gone from a regional cannery to a national brand presence under 3rd-generation member Ethier leadership. He has transformed the company from "an aristocracy to a meritocracy." Encouraging collaboration with family members as far out as the sixth generation, as well as employees, he has managed to achieve results within the sometimes difficult dynamics unique to family businesses. He infused new blood by establishing an independent board of directors. The creation of a profit-sharing program further strengthened Bush Brothers' commitment to a culture of community for all members, blood-related or not. The company's mission to make a difference by providing nourishing, palatable and adaptable branded-bean products to perhaps, one day, feed the world.