Exploring Employee Ownership: Why Business Owners Choose it and what it Could Offer Your Company


In honor of Employee Ownership month, the ASBN Transforming Business Ownership working group is pleased to present this special panel. Speakers will include leaders of employee-owned businesses who can share different perspectives on the value of employee ownership and how it contributes to their company’s success, whether through employee engagement and retention, succession planning and ownership transitions, or just another way to express the company’s commitment to sustainability. Panelists will address different scenarios through which businesses can transition to employee ownership.

Moderator: Derek Peebles | ASBN Director of Inclusive Economy

Panelists: Tommy Smith of Kaiser Permanente (KP), will discuss KP’s employee ownership program and its partnership with Project Equity and Obran Cooperative. Additional panelists to be announced soon.

Follow-Up meeting on October 28th at 1pm ETIn Depth Conversations with Employee Ownership Experts
Featuring Corey Rosen (NCEO), Hilary Abell (Project Equity), Jack Moriarity (Ownership America), Karen Kahn (The Democracy Collaborative), Kristen Barker (Co-op Cincy), Matt Kruetz (Firebrand Artisan Breads)