Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Brightwood Golf & Country Club, Dartmouth

~ Perspectives from Daughters  ~
5:30 pm –  Registration and Networking
6:00 pm –  Dinner
6:45 pm –  A Conversation with Daughters

What does it mean to be the heir of a family enterprise?
Is it your personal fiefdom, to use as you see fit; or is it a legacy to which you are assigned the honourable task of caretaking – preserving – building on the legacy which one day may be passed on to the next generation?

What do daughters of family enterprises view as their legacy and what are the unique challenges women face when considering this transition?

Kathleen O’Regan, O’Regans Automotive Group, Emily Tregunno, Halifax Seed and Gina McFetridge, Archway Insurance will share their perspectives and personal insights. This discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Margaret Humphreys – with time to ask our panelists some questions.

All of our panelists come from a FEYA National Winner!

  • Archway Insurance – 2013 FEYA Winner
  • Halifax Seed – 2012 FEYA Winner
  • O’Regans Automotive Group – 2008 FEYA Winner

Our Family Business Daughters are…..

Gina2Gina McFetridge
is Regional Manager of Archway Insurance. She joined the family business in 2010 as part of the company’s succession planning. She and her brother are the second generation to manage the family business. Gina has a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University, a Master of Arts from Dalhousie University, and holds her CAIB (Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker) designation. Beginning her career at IT start-ups and later working with credit unions, Gina specialized in marketing and communications management. She has lent these talents to the brokerage, leading the rebranding of the company to Archway in 2011. Gina is an active member of her business community, a busy mother of two young boys, a Director on the Insurance Broker’s Association of Nova Scotia’s board, and Chair of the Chebucto Symphony Orchestra, where she also plays violin.

KathleenKathleen O’Regan
is part of the 3rd generation to work in the family business at O’Regan’s Automotive Group. She joined the company full time in 1999 as a Human Resources consultant and was promoted to Director of Human Resources in 2003. She is a graduate of Saint Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science and a graduate of Saint Mary’s University with a Masters in Business Administration. She earned the Certified Human Resources Professional designation awarded by the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations in 2011. Kathleen is active in her community earning recognition as ‘Distinguished Alumnus of the Year 2010, Halifax’ from St. Francis Xavier University awarded in recognition of exceptional leadership and service to community. She has volunteered her time and expertise to numerous charitable organizations and post-secondary institutions and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for the IWK Health Centre Foundation. She lives in Dartmouth with her husband Adrian and their children, Mary-Jacqueline, Liam and Marlo.

EmilyEmily Tregunno
is the Marketing Director at Halifax Seed Inc. Established in 1866, Halifax Seed is Canada’s oldest continuously operating family run seed company. Emily turned her part-time summer positions at the company into a full time career in 2006, after graduating with a B.Sc. Hons in Psychology and completing certificate programs in graphic design. Halifax Seed is currently owned by the 3rd generation. Emily along with her husband Fraser Moir, and her sister Alison, make up the 4th generation to be fully engaged in working day to day at Halifax Seed. The company recently went through another succession in 2012 with the passing of Emily’s father, Tim Tregunno. The Tregunno family now works with a Board of Advisors to continue to grow and reshape Halifax Seed that respects and honors the company’s founders – their vision and their commitment to the family business. Emily, like her late father, is an active member of CAFE and is also involved in the Canadian Seed Trade Association as well as founding a charitable foundation for cancer.

We are honored to have Dr. Humphreys as our facilitator….
MargaretDr. Margaret Humphreys’ career focus is on change and transition in organizations, teams and individuals as they work to maximize their potential and achieve their goals. Raised in an entrepreneurial family and educated in human and organizational development Margaret’s area of special interest is management and succession of the family enterprise. She has consulted broadly to family firms and brings a seasoned, pragmatic approach to helping business families navigate the conflicting demands of membership in both family and business systems. A consultant, facilitator, coach and educator, Margaret has held senior HR positions in financial services and health care and consulted to private and public organizations across most sectors. She has worked in the U.S.A., Europe, Latin America and Asia. Margaret has taught at Dalhousie University and the School of Human and Organizational Development at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA.


CAFE Membership: $55 plus HST

Non-CAFE Membership: $75 plus HST

CAFE Membership Tables of 8: $400 plus HST

Non-CAFE Membership Tables of 8: $550 plus HST

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