FDU’s Rothman Institute Hosts Event on HR Issues for Family Firms

MADISON, N.J. (October 20, 2010)— Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute for Entrepreneurship will be hosting a presentation called “Dealing with Human Resources Issues that Affect Family Firms,” by Bernard “Bud” D’Avella, as part of its 2010 O. Berk Company Family Business Forum program schedule for November 18, 2010 from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the Rutherford Room. Admission is free.

During this interactive program, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from a seasoned executive, with experience both as an adviser and as an internal executive. D’Avella will deliver key strategies on how to deal with human-resource issues that particularly affect family businesses. Topics to be discussed include conflict management, compensation and dealing with non-family employees.

D’Avella is currently the president of Prudent Publishing Company, a position he took in 1998. Prudent, besides being a family-owned business, is one of the largest producers of personalized greeting cards in the United States. Originally a lawyer by training, D’Avella practiced law for over 25 years at Hannoch Weisman. He orchestrated the 1988 merger between Hannoch Weisman and Sterns, Herbert, Weinroth & Petrino, thereby creating the second largest legal firm in the state of New Jersey for several years.

Part of the Silberman College of Business since 1989, the mission of the Rothman Institute for Entrepreneurship is to teach and support entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business and nonprofit communities. An outstanding entrepreneurship curriculum taught by an excellent faculty has helped make the academic program among the top 20 in the nation.

Established in 1992, the O. Berk Company Family Business Forum is a membership-based program of approximately 20-25 family companies that meet on a regular basis.

For more information or to register, call the Rothman Institute at (973) 443-8842. Fairleigh Dickinson University is located at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ.

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