In this issue

  • May/June 2019 Family Matters

    Carrie Freeman Parsons will succeed her father, Donald S. Freeman Jr., as chair of Freeman, effective July 1. Carrie currently serves as the vice chair of Freeman and has been actively involved in the business since 1985. Don Freeman will transition into the role of chairman emeritus on April 1.

    Freeman, based in Dallas, provides integrated services for experiential marketing, specializing in event marketing and management. Its offerings include strategy, creative, logistics, digital and event technology.

  • Dueling Perspectives: Anne and Rob Klamar

    Anne Eiting Klamar and her husband, Rob, were physicians raising two young sons together in April 2000 when the board of Anne’s family company, Midmark Corporation, named her the company’s president.

    Anne and Rob were living in Urbana, Ohio, about an hour away from the small town of Versailles, Ohio, where Midmark’s headquarters was then located. He was practicing medicine full-time; she practiced part-time while serving on the board and as part-time medical director of Midmark, a manufacturer and supplier of healthcare products, equipment and diagnostic software.

  • At the Helm: Deryl McKissack

    Generation of family ownership: Fifth.

    Company revenues: Approximately $30 million.

    Number of employees: 140.

    First job at this company: Founder, president, president of the board of directors, CEO and chief bottle washer. I broke off from the original McKissack & McKissack and started my own company with the same name in 1990 with $1,000, an OK business plan, and my family’s history.

    At what age? 31.

  • Celebration Corner: The Bullard Hard Hat's 100th anniversary

    The Business: In 1898, Edward Dickinson Bullard founded the E.D. Bullard Co. in San Francisco to provide gold and silver miners with carbide lamps and other equipment they needed to stake a claim in the West.

    When second-generation member Edward W. Bullard returned from World War I, he was inspired by the “doughboy” helmet soldiers wore overseas.

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