published on May 10, 2017 - 12:15 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Laurie Taylor-Hamm has been chosen to serve as director of the Institute for Family Business at the Craig School of Business at Fresno State.

Taylor-Hamm, who holds an MBA, began her academic career with the Craig School of Business in 2004, after many years working for family owned businesses in the area of accounts receivable management, according to Bob Harper, dean of the Craig School.

Her resume includes more than 10 years of experience at the executive level for various small businesses in the Central Valley, and more than seven years of small business consulting, including some time working with the Small Business Development Center at Fresno State.

Taylor-Hamm has participated in teaching various courses including traditional, online, service learning, summer session and accelerated undergraduate courses. A sampling of the courses she has taught include administration and organizational behavior, administrative principals of management, nonprofit management and corporate social responsibility, and operations management.

Additionally, she has taught various seminars to business groups on general business management topics.

Devoted to providing a forum for education, resources and community networking for Central California family businesses, the Institute for Family Business traces its roots to 1989. One of its major annual events, the California Family Business of the Year awards dinner, will be held at the university on May 24.

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