Tom's MDCE Sessions:
Pre-Conference Workshop
Monday, Nov. 17th
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Whether you’re a dealership owner ready for retirement or you’re just assuming the helm today, it’s time to kick off a new conversation about your company’s future.

Pre-Conference Workshop
Monday, Nov. 17th
9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

If you’re in line to assume ownership in your family’s marine business some day, this session is for you. Join together with other young leaders for a discussion of how to open up an honest conversation with current ownership regarding your future and theirs.

Tuesday, Nov. 18th.
10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Despite the best of intentions, the succession planning efforts of most marine business owners fail to protect their family, their business and their wealth. That is, if they
have a plan at all. Get ready for an open, honest and entertaining conversation about wealth preservation


Get to Know Tom:
Tom Deans Ph.D. is the author of Every Family's Business: 12 Common Sense Questions to Protect Your Wealth and Willing Wisdom: 7 Questions Successful Families Ask.

With more than a half million copies in circulation, Every Family's Business is the best-selling family business book of all-time. His new book, Willing Wisdom has already received critical acclaim from Investment Executive and other leading trade and literary publications.

His research and thought leadership on the subjects of wealth transfers, preparing heirs and family dynamics has made him an in-demand speaker. Since the release of his first book in 2008, Tom has delivered more than 500 paid speeches in 14 countries. He has also provided advanced training to advisors from some of the world's largest financial institutions, law firms and accounting firms.

His thought-provoking and contrarian approach to business succession planning and family wealth transitions leaves audiences motivated to take action and to work closely with their advisors.

Dr. Deans is a frequent guest commentator on the subjects of business succession planning, and intergenerational wealth transfers. He has appeared on all major national TV and radio news shows and has been featured in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Inc, and Fortune. Released in 2008, Every Family's Business continues to appear in the Globe and Mail's Best-sellers list.

Books Written by Tom Dean:
Every Family's Business

Willing Wisdom

Every Marine Dealer Owner's Dilemma

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