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Drucker School Global Family Business Institute Launch

The Drucker School of Management invites you to a celebration in honor of the launch of the

Drucker School Global Family Business Institute
Sustainable Businesses That Positively Impact Communities

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Albrecht Auditorium
925 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont Graduate University

Family businesses make up a significant portion of the global economy, accounting for two-thirds of all businesses worldwide.

The Drucker School has designed its new flagship Institute to bring together world-class experts with the successors and representatives of family businesses around the world to examine issues that matter to them.

Join us for a special kickoff celebration featuring leaders from the family business sector, including keynote speaker Jamie T. Richardson, vice president of the White Castle Management Company, a family-owned business.

For more information, Call Maggie Tupman at 909-607-7282 or email maggie.tupman@cgu.edu.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by Friday, April 6.

Can’t attend in person? Sign on to the Drucker Facebook page​ at 5:00 pm on April 12.


5:00 pm  |  Check-In

5:30 pm  |  Welcome
Jacob Adams, Interim President, Claremont Graduate University
Jenny Darroch, Henry Y. Hwang Dean, Professor,
and Drucker Brand Champion

5:40 pm  |  Welcome from Andrew Chen (MBA ’10), founding donor of the Drucker School Global Family Business Institute

5:50 pm  |  Keynote Address
A Passion for Family Business: How White Castle
Feeds the Souls of Craver Generations

Jamie T. Richardson, Vice President, White Castle Management Company

6:30 pm  |  Panel Discussion
Shining a Spotlight on Current Global Family Business Issues

Jamie T. Richardson, Vice President, White Castle Management Company
Anthony “Tony” Maglica, President, Mag Instrument, Inc.
Randall W. Lewis, Executive Vice President, Lewis Group of Companies
Moderator: Pat Soldano, Family Business Consultant

7:10 pm  |  Report: Koji Ogura, Director for Japan and Drucker-Ito Relationships,  speaking on the Drucker School’s reach in Japan

7:15 pm  |  Dean’s Report
Jenny Darroch, Henry Y. Hwang Dean, Professor,
and Drucker Brand Champion

7:40 pm |  Reception


Jamie T. Richardson is an “Ultimate Craver” who took his love of White Castle hamburgers to its logical extreme, joining the White Castle home office team in 1998. Richardson serves as vice president of White Castle, with responsibilities for government affairs, shareholder relations, public relations and corporate philanthropy.

In addition, Richardson has testified before Congress three times since 2013 to provide insights and background to lawmakers regarding policy impact on restaurants and family-owned businesses such as White Castle. In 2014, Richardson was recognized by the National Restaurant Association as its Restaurant Advocate of the Year.

Richardson serves on the board of Family Enterprise USA, the National Council of Chain Restaurants and the Ohio Restaurant Association, where he serves as vice chairman. He is active in the community, serving on a number of charity boards including the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus, the YMCA of Central Ohio, the American Red Cross National Philanthropy Board, the Conway Family Business Center, and the Catholic Foundation.

As a fourth-generation family member “in-law,” Richardson invests his time and passion in the White Castle vision of “remaining a family-owned business for generations to come.”

Anthony “Tony” Maglica founded Mag Instrument in 1955. A champion of free enterprise and US-based manufacturing, Maglica is the president of Mag Instrument and the creator of the MAGLITE® flashlight, an example of classic American design.

Maglica’s strategy has been to pursue innovative technology, quality products, design and the customer service to back them up, and he believes this strategy not only creates worldwide demand for his own company’s products but can also help other American companies while preserving American manufacturing jobs.

Headquartered in Ontario, California, since 1982, Mag Instrument now has several hundred employees and occupies over 700,000 square feet of space.

In addition to his business enterprises, Maglica has helped build an environmental reclamation plant in Zlarin, Croatia, where he grew up.

Randall W. Lewis oversees the sales and marketing operations of the Lewis Group of Companies, a leading homebuilder that was founded in Claremont in 1955.

Lewis, who has over 30 years of experience in the real estate business, is recognized as an industry expert and is frequently quoted in various newspapers, magazines and trade journals. received his BA from Claremont McKenna College. He is also recognized for promoting the arts, education, healthy living and sustainable development initiatives.

Lewis has been president of the Inland Empire Arts Foundation, secretary of the Los Angeles County Citizens Planning Council, director of the Home Builder’s Council, and national director of the National Association of Home Builders. He has received the California Business Properties Association Champion of the Industry Award and has been inducted into the California Building Industry Association Hall of Fame. Lewis is a longtime Urban Land Institute member as well as a governor of the ULI Foundation. He serves on several executive boards, including the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development, the UCLA School of Public Policy, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Institute Advisory Council, and Cal Poly Pomona’s National Development Council, and he co-chairs the San Bernardino County Alliance for Education.

Pat Soldano (MBA ’86) has a long history of advising family business owners and is currently the day to day manager, and on the board of Family Enterprise USA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and creating an environment where private family businesses are valued and strengthened. Patricia M. Soldano has spent over 30 years providing full service, integrated family office services to many ultra-high net worth families. As owner of Cymric Family Office Services, she developed it into a multi-family office in 1996, and in January of 2009, she sold Cymric to GenSpring Family Offices, which serves many of the world’s wealthiest families and advises on over $11 billion of assets. Ms. Soldano was Managing Director of the Western Region for GenSpring until December 2014 and then a Family Office Consultant to GenSpring, before retiring in December of 2017. Ms. Soldano is now a Family Business Consultant working directly with families and their businesses.

Andrew Chen (MBA ’10) moved back to Taiwan to work at his family’s business, which supplies merchandise to Starbucks worldwide. Chen’s family foundation has pledged the founding gift to the Drucker School to support its work for family business. Chen represents the younger generation of family business owners and uses the family business structure to support his own enterprises, such as obtaining the license for Nike and Under Armour in Cambodia.

Koji Ogura (EMBA ’11). Before Koji Ogura joined the Drucker School in 2015 as Director for Japan and Drucker-Ito Relationships, he worked for 25 years for Yamato Holdings, a Japanese logistics company that his grandfather started in 1919 and which now employs approximately 200,000 workers worldwide. He was president of Yamato Transport, the domestic package delivery company, which employs approximately 160,000 workers in Japan.