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Boerigter Business Breakfast Program with Doug Box

November 22, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016
Hotel Albuquerque
7:30 - 9:30 AM

(Albuquerque, NM) New Mexico is known for its many family-owned businesses, but unfortunately, excessive family conflict is one of the reasons many family businesses don't make it into the next generation. On Friday, December 2, join Doug Box for his presentation "Texas Patriarch - A Legacy Lost". Doug's talk provides a real-life example of the staggering impact that conflict can have on a family and relationships and focuses on helping others avoid the mistakes his family made.

The Box family was once a formidable player in the Texas business world, controlling a number of public and private companies with interests in oil and gas, cement manufacturing, and real estate. However, that success was not destined to last. Following his father's sudden death and litigious four-year family ordeal, Doug led the sale of the family's oil and gas business.

Today, Doug is a certified family business advisor, author and public speaker based in Dallas. He helps clients with succession planning, corporate governance, dispute resolution and family meetings while stressing that family businesses must prioritize relationships over money to thrive through the generations.

Doug's father was the storied patriarch and entrepreneur Cloyce K. Box, the inspiration for the J. R. Ewing character on the 80s television series "Dallas". Doug has penned two books based on his personal experiences: Cutter Frisco, Growing Up on the Original Southfork Ranch, a tale of what it was really like growing up as a member of Texas royalty, and Texas Patriarch: A Legacy Lost, the book behind his upcoming Anderson lecture. The Dallas Morning News recently reviewed this true story that reads like fiction,

The Boerigter Business Breakfast Program is a free business lecture series sponsored by the Anderson School through the generosity of Sibilla and George Boerigter and SoundOff Signal. The event on December 2 will take place at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town, 800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, 87104. The public is invited but RSVPs are required. Reservations can be made online at or by calling Felicia Rodriquez at (505) 277-1504.


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.