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Future-Proof Your Business: Succession Planning for IRO’s

Wondering who’s going to be the next in line to run your company? Succession planning is one of the most important strategies for a successful business. This is the strategy of identifying and developing future leaders at your company, planning transfer of ownership, preparing your business for unexpected events and minimizing risk/loss during the transition. Small business owners who are currently making these preparations or have done so recently will be in attendance, as well. Join them and our presenters, Dawn Ford, National Speaker of the Smart Apartment Solutions, and Steve Lightner, current Regional Vice President for Region 5.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • The process and components of succession planning
  • When to begin planning succession for the future
  • What to look for when seeking legal and financial planning advice

Date and Time: Thursday, August 13 at 3 p.m. ET
Price: Free

About the Hosts

Dawn Ford, National Speaker for Smart Apartment Solutions

As one half of the Smart Girls team of Smart Apartment Solutions, Dawn brings a plethora of experience to all things rental housing. With 40 years of apartment management experience, from cleaning person to Vice President, affordable to lease-up, she is active in NAA and IREM, while holding the CPM designation. Dawn provides extensive expertise that inspires, ignites and informs Smart Apartment Solutions’ curriculum to deliver practical operations and marketing tips. Dawn is currently working on her own succession plans for her numerous businesses.

Steve Lightner, Regional Vice President for Region 5

As the current Regional Vice President for Region 5, Steve has served as the past Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee. Having obtained CAM designation in 2004, Steve is the current Owner/Operator of Jefferson West Apartments in Jefferson City, Missouri. In addition to being the developer and manager of Cedar Ridge Apartments, a Section 42 tax credit property in Cole County, Missouri, he was also a licensed insurance agent having obtained the CPCU designation (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter). He has also operated as President of Union Investors Reinsurance Co. LTD, a family holding company.


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