Faculty & Staff

Ana Gonzalez

Ana Gonzalez, Director of Family Owned Business Institute

Besides being the Director of the Family Owned Business Institute, Ana Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University. Ana holds a Ph.D. in Management from Tulane University, has M.Sc. in Economics and a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia. Her research interests include entrepreneurship, corporate governance and sustainability in family businesses. Throughout her career, Ana has been a scholar, advocate, consultant, and supporter of family enterprises. She is a board member of the STEP Project Global Consortium a global research initiative on transgenerational entrepreneurship, created in 2005 to conduct and disseminate knowledge in the family business field, and a board member at the West Michigan Family Business Alliance.

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Dept Email: [email protected]

Office: +1 (616) 331-7359

3065 L. William Seidman Center

Ashley Jefferson

Ashley Jefferson, Office Coordinator

Ashley Jefferson is the newest hire for the Family Owned Business Institute as the Office Coordinator. Previously, she was working at the School of Engineering as their Academic Secretary for 5 years! She’s also a GVSU alumnus with a Bachelor’s in Public Administration. She enjoys dancing, traveling and going to brunch! Ashley enjoys being a part of the GVSU administrative team and is very excited to now be a part of the Seidman team.


Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Office: +1 (616) 331-7582

1127 L. William Seidman Center

Eve Geschiere

Eve Geschiere, FOBI Student Assistant

Eve Geschiere is a sophmore at the Seidman College of Business. She is majoring in International Business and Management with a minor in Spanish. She has worked as Ana Gonzalez's assistant since January and also has an internship at Advanced Clinical, a clinical research company. 

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