Presented By: Smart Business Dealmakers
Dealmakers Conversations No. 5:
- Mini-Roundtable — Growing a Fourth-Generation Family Business: Jayne Millard, Executive Chairman; Kathleen Shanahan, CEO, Turtle & Hughes
Chief Content Officer
Dustin is an award-winning business journalist, bestselling author, and the chief content officer of Smart Business. Over the past 30 years, he has interviewed thousands of business and civic leaders, and helped more than 50 CEOs and entrepreneurs transform their ideas into books. A trained investigative politics reporter and former digital media entrepreneur, Dustin joined Smart Business in 1997 after serving as an editor at several daily newspapers.
Executive Chairman of the Board
Turtle & Hughes
Jayne is the Executive Chairman of the Board of Turtle & Hughes, a fourth-generation, family-owned business. Co-founded by her great-grandfather in 1923, Turtle & Hughes is one of the largest independent electrical and industrial distributors in the nation. It has a long history of management by women—beginning with Ms. Millard’s great-grandmother—and the company has been one of the top 50 women-owned businesses of any kind nationwide for more than a decade.
Turtle & Hughes
Kathleen is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Turtle & Hughes, Inc., which ranks among the nation’s top 20 independent electrical distribution companies. Established in 1923, the family-owned business serves the industrial, construction, commercial, electrical contracting, export and utility markets with branch offices that stretch from coast-to-coast. Turtle & Hughes Integrated Supply (THIS) division services Fortune 100 companies and operates nationwide, and in Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico. The company has been a certified women‐owned business for over 25 years.