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Michael Buckley and Richard Seaman join the Board of Directors for Family Business Network-North America (FBN-NA)

FBN-NA Thanks Debbie Brown and Caroline Bailey For Their Board Service

CHICAGO, IL, May 23, 2017– Family Business Network North America is pleased to announce that Michael Buckley, retired Vice President of Business Development for Dot Foods, and Richard Seaman, retired CEO and current Board Chairman of Seaman Corporation has joined its Board of Directors.

Michael and Richard are succeeding two of FBN’s founding board members, Debbie Brown, Board Chairman, Laird Norton Company, and Caroline Bailey, 3rd generation Gallo family, E&J Gallo Winery both of whom recently completed their board terms after playing significant roles in FBN’s current success.

Mike Buckley is a retired Vice President of Business Development for Dot Foods after 25 years of service. During his time at Dot he was responsible for not only seeking out new business opportunities, cultivating Dot’s relationships with food industry manufacturers, and driving the company toward its current success, and cultivating the business development managers he managed.

“Family Business Network is the premier association for privately-held businesses and I look forward to working with our membership to help them develop their current and future leaders,” says Buckley. Our programs are high caliber and offer members valuable resources and tools that strengthen families, family businesses and prepare them for a successful future.”

Richard Seaman spent the last 40 years as CEO of Seaman Corporation.  With his leadership, this domestic industrial fabric company grew more than 15-fold by expanding existing markets and developing new markets with innovative fabrics, some of which are sold into the China market today. 

“Richard brings a wealth of business experience, non-profit and entrepreneurial expertise and a dedication to family business that poise us well for growing the organization to its next level,” says Andrew Keyt, President, Family Business Network.


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