How You Can Make a Difference = Advocacy Work for ESOPs

In June 2012, J. Michael Keeling, ESOP Association president, sat down to talk about why advocacy work is important to the ESOP community and how you, as employee owners, can make a difference in the discussion. We wanted to share that video with you today.

The framework of his presentation is a respected poll of senior Congressional staffers and top DC lobbyists that unveils what influences staff recommendations to members of Congress when they make major decisions, such as what tax benefits to eliminate in a tax reform bill.

Want to know more about tax reform and the DOL’s proposed regulation on the definition of a fiduciary?

If so, we have two videos for you. With the 2012 Annual Conference taking place May 10 and 11, 2012 in Washington, DC, we know many Association members will be meeting with members of Congress. These are two topics that may come up in discussions. Take a look and find out what you need to know.


Kelso Fellows Videos Now Available

Videos of the two past Kelso Fellows who gave presentations on employee ownership research at the Association’s 2011 Las Vegas Conference and Trade Show’s Employee Ownership Foundation Luncheon are now available on the Association’s YouTube Channel.

Dr. Frank Shipper, Professor of Management in the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business and Chair of the Management and Marketing Department at Salisbury University, is writing case studies of private firms with ESOPs with high employee involvement. The video of his presentation is below.

Dr. Erik Olsen, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Economics Department at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, is researching the emergence and performance of majority employee-owned ESOPs. The video of his presentation is below.

The Kelso Fellowships are academic fellowships for scholars researching broad-based employee ownership in the U.S. The fellowships are awarded and administered by Rutgers University School of Labor and Management Relations. For additional information about recent Kelso Fellowships, please visit the Employee Ownership Foundation’s website. Additional information can be found on the Rutgers University website.