JoAnne Norton

Consultant, The Family Business Consulting Group

Joanne Frese Norton, a member of the prestigious Family Business Consulting Group, has been working with multigenerational family businesses for well over a decade primarily in the areas of family governance, communication, and leadership training. She is the former vice president of shareholder relations for a large family-owned media company where she worked with 65 family owners.

She now consults with family business owners and family offices throughout the United States and Canada. Norton earned a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University, and she trained at the Georgetown Family Center in the postgraduate program with the Bowen Family Systems Theory. She has also written "Bringing Bowen Theory to Family Business," which appears in Bringing Systems Thinking to Life. Norton is a speaker for Vistage International, which provides training to CEOs and executives, and the Global Family Business Network of the Young Presidents' Organization.