Texas Patriarch: Rise & Fall of Family Business
Keynote Speaker: Doug Box
Doug Box is a family business consultant, author and public speaker based in Dallas, Texas. He is a frequent presenter at family business forums across the country as well as a guest lecturer at several universities on the topic of family business.
In September of 2014 year he published his first book, Cutter Frisco, Growing up on the Original Southfork Ranch. He is currently working on a more extensive book about his father to be called Texas Patriarch – A Legacy Lost. In 2005 he formed Box Family Advisors and began helping private families with succession planning, corporate governance, dispute resolution and family meetings.
Doug brings personal experience to his understanding of family dynamics. As the youngest of four sons, he grew up and worked in a family enterprise all of his life. The Box Family controlled a number of public and private companies with interests in oil & gas, cement manufacturing and real estate. Following his father’s sudden death and a litigious four-year family ordeal, Doug led the sale of the oil and gas concern known as Box Energy Corp.
Doug attended college at the University of Texas at Austin. He received an MBA with honors at Baylor University in 2004 and a Masters in Dispute Resolution from SMU in 2011. He also holds the Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute, which he completed in 2011.