UNH CEO Forum Welcomes L.L.
Bean On Discussion About Leadership Transitions And Culture
Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
Spet. 20, 2005
DURHAM, N.H. – How does a successful business run by the same
family for generations transition to its first leader who is not
part of the clan? The University
of New Hampshire CEO Forum will address that issues when it
welcomes executives from L.L. Bean who will discuss “ L.L.
Bean Leadership Transitions and Culture.”
Bob Peixotto, chief operating officer, and Shawn Gorman, director
of partnership marketing, with L.L. Bean will join the next CEO
Forum Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, at the New England Center. Coffee
and networking begins at 8 a.m., and breakfast will be served at
8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9 a.m.
L.L. Bean, Inc. has produced sporting equipment, apparel and footwear
for more than 90 years. Founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean, the
company has grown from a one-man operation to a global company with
annual sales in excess of $1.4 billion. The company remains privately
held by the descendants of L.L. Bean, and company headquarters remain
in Freeport, Maine, just down the road from the original store.
Recently the company went through a successful transition from long-time
family CEOs to the first non-family CEO. Learn what that change
has been like and how the culture of L.L. Bean has changed through
Peixotto is a member of the company's top management and is responsible
for customer satisfaction, distribution and logistics, facilities,
health and safety, and human resources. Gorman, who oversees key
company business relationships, also is a great-grandson of Leon
Leonwood Bean, and as such is a fourth-generation shareholder. He
serves on the company’s board of directors and is a member
of the board’s compensation committee.
To register or to become a member of the CEO Forum, call Barbara
Draper at (603) 862-1107, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 29.
Initiated in 1997, the CEO Forum is an outreach program of the UNH
Whittemore School of Business and Economics and the UNH Graduate
School serving CEOs, presidents, and senior managers of companies
in northern New England. The forum provides its members with opportunities
to meet and exchange ideas with their peers in business and industry
in an informal setting. The CEO Forum is sponsored by the law firm
of Pierce Atwood and Ocean National Bank. For more information about
the CEO Forum, visit http://www.unh-ceoforum.org.