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The Employee Ownership Speakers Bureau features CEOs, senior managers, and experts on employee ownership who will speak to your business school or university classes. Sharing real-world stories and lessons that few textbooks can convey, these guest speakers will help your students learn from their first-hand experiences and success.





“The Speakers’ Bureau is a fantastic resource. The opportunity to have students learn from experts with on the ground experience helps bring employee ownership to life. I highly recommend checking out these amazing speakers for your classes, to complement your content.”

—Simon Pek, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

To request a guest speaker, complete this form.

2024-2025 Employee Ownership Speakers Bureau


Ken Baker, CEO of NewAge Industries and Chairman of Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership

Jennifer Briggs, Senior Strategy Consultant at The Beyster Institute & Former VP of Human Resources of New Belgium Brewing

Joe Cabral, Former Chair and CEO of Chatsworth Products and Fellowship Sponsor for the Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing

Anne-Claire Broughton, Principal of Broughton Consulting and Founder of the North Carolina Employee Ownership Center

Daniel Goldstein,  Executive Fellow, Rutgers University Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing

Todd Leverette, Co-Principal of Apis & Heritage Capital Partners and Program Manager of Legacy Business Initiatives at the Democracy At Work Institute

Ian MacFarlane, President, CEO and Chair of EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC.

Paul Millman, Co-Founder and Retired CEO of Chroma Technology Corporation

Tendani Nelwamondo, Founder of Southern Africa Employee Ownership Association

Shavon Prophet, Advisory Board Member, Massachusetts Center for Employee Ownership, Senior Development Representative, Obran Cooperative

Corey Rosen, Founder of the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)

Steve Storkan, Executive Director of the Employee Ownership Expansion Network

Tracy Till, Founder and Former Chair and Co-CEO of Butler/Till

Alberto Toribio del Pilar, Managing Director, ButcherJoseph & Co.

Richard Van Doel, Ph.D., President of Performance Valuation and President of Indiana Center for Employee Ownership


“I really enjoyed learning about the guest speaker’s journey with the company she founded and led. I enjoyed hearing about how she and her partner decided to set the company up as an employee-owned company.”

—University of Maryland Student

“I learned that by rewarding employees for their good work with ownership of the company, it creates a meaningful relationship between the company and its employees, and is an incentive for high productivity, and longevity.”

—University of Rhode Island Student

To request a guest speaker, complete this form. Questions? Email