CKGSB Knowledge Series: Family, Wealth & Values
2018-04-20  - New York

A CKGSB Knowledge Series Event in Partnership with Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University


Family, Wealth & Values


Daniel G. Van Der Vliet

The John and Dyan Smith Executive Director
of Family Business at Cornell University


A Next-Generation Leadership Panel


James Wan

Fordham University Student & Entrepreneur

Calvin Smith

Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of Sabor

Popo (Huirong) Huang

Chief Marketing Officer at B4DawnNYC

Nathan Young

Data Analyst at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

When: 6:00PM – 8:00PM Thursday, March 9, 2017

Where: Johnson School NYC Space

45 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10016

Join us for a networking reception for future Global Emerging Leaders (GEL) students. All CKGSB, Cornell and GEL Alumni are also invited and encouraged to attend. 

Global Emerging Leaders (GEL) is a select leadership development offering for emerging entrepreneurs from American, Chinese and other international family enterprises. GEL prepares you for success as a next-generation leader of your family business by connecting you with peers and fellow business creators in circumstances you would actually face as an executive seeking to foster international and intergenerational business opportunities and the exchange of values and knowledge.

GEL represents a collaborative effort between two of the leading business schools in China and the US: Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. As the only comprehensive cross-cultural, experiential and immersive program for the next generation, GEL is the foundation upon which participants can build the competitive edge they need in the years to come.

Admission to this session is complimentary.

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot here.


Daniel G. Van Der Vliet
The John and Dyan Smith Executive Director of Family Business at Cornell University

Daniel G. Van Der Vliet is The John and Dyan Smith Executive Director of Family Business at Cornell University. Launched in 2014 and housed on the S. C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, the Smith Family Business Initiative at Cornell is developing programs, courses and content for students, business owners and next-generation thinkers in today’s global economy. As director of the Family Business Initiative @ UVM (University of Vermont) from 2003-2014, Mr. Van Der Vliet worked with owners and their successors to find solutions that work for both family and business. He developed and taught Leading and Managing the Family and Closely Held Business, a course at UVM from 2004 – 2013. Previously, as founding Director of the Vermont Business Center from 2004-2008, Mr. Van Der Vliet oversaw the launch and growth of the executive education curriculum and management development seminars at UVM.

James Wan
Fordham University Student, Second Generation Entrepreneur

James Wan is a student at Fordham University majoring in Mathematics and Economics. He loves sports and photography. He built his own website in order to share his photos with the public. He donated proceeds from the sales of personal photography work to a foundation to help pay for basic school supplies for students in need.

Calvin Smith
Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of Sabor, Second Generation Family Business Leader

Calvin Smith is the Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of Sabor, the No. 1 POS app on the Microsoft Windows store. He formed a company after graduating college called MyWebume. It had initial seed funding of $100,000 to build a job development platform. It was his first real venture into the tech world. After MyWebume he was involved with BiteHunter, a daily deal aggregator. At BiteHunter he was responsible for the accuracy of the app. Overseeing teams in India, Ukraine, Uruguay and North Carolina, he ensured the accuracy and development of the app. He also was able to create a partnership with Scion. He then served as the Director of Business Development at Trisonic, bringing a very successful wholesale import/export company into the new age and increasing business through e-commerce. Prior to founding Sabor, he was the Head of Business Development at Eastern America Trio Products.

Popo (Huirong) Huang
Chief Marketing Officer at B4DawnNYC, Next Generation Family Business Leader

Popo is the Chief Marketing Officer at B4DawnNYC, a full service event production and promotional marketing company that produces events in New York City. She graduated from the New York University with a master’s degree in Foreign Language Education (with certification) in 2014. She also got her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Ohio University in 2012. During the time she studied at NYU, she had an internship at the Avenues (a private school) and the NEST+m (a public school) in one year. And she was the director and performer of NYUCSSA 2014 Annual Show: Sparkling Year, which was held at the Lincoln Center. After she graduated from NYU, she started to become a public junior high school teacher at Bayside area of New York from 2014 to 2015. After that she became one of the partners of B4DawnNYC, focusing on the company’s brand, communications and corporate responsibility strategies. She is also the U.S. representative of her own family business, a printing company located at Guangzhou, China.

Nathan Young
Data Analyst at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Next Generation Entrepreneur

Nathan Young is an informaticist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He received his master’s degree in health informatics from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences and his B.A. degree in biology from Columbia University. His future goal is to create a health technology startup. He was an oncology researcher at Weill Cornell Medical College, working with world-class faculty at one of the top cancer research facilities in the world. He was a part of the Institute for Precision Medicine, which pioneers a new model of patient care through targeted, individualized treatment based on his or her specific genetic profile and medical history. Nathan grew up in Los Angeles, CA, where his family currently lives. His mother’s side of the family manufactures precision aerospace tools for high-profile clients such as NASA and Lockheed Martin. His father is a top realtor in Southern California who started his own business.


Julie Zhu
Program Manager
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
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