About the Family Business Association of California

The Family Business Association [FBA] represents California’s family businesses at the Legislature, to the regulatory community, and in the courts. FBA is a not-for-profit California corporation organized under section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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Why we need FBA

California’s 1.4 million family businesses employ 7 million Californians.

Nationally, family businesses:

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Generate 57% of the nation’s GDP

%

Employ 63% of the workforce

%

Create 75% of all new jobs

Studies Show Family Businesses:

  • Generate higher returns for their shareholders
  • Invest more in their employees’ training and benefits
  • Are more likely to promote women to executive management
  • Are less likely to lay off workers in tough economic times
  • Engage in higher levels of philanthropic giving
  • Donate more to local causes
  • Have better records of environmental stewardship

Our Mission

  • Provide an incentive for family businesses to create jobs and invest in California
  • Propose initiatives for change
  • Defend against hostile, unfavorable legislation and regulations
  • Take legal action to protect family businesses
  • Communicate to members, the public and public policy makers all aspects and benefits of family business

FBA Defines a Family Business as Follows:

  • Ownership control of a privately held enterprise by members of a family or partnership of families
  • Strategic influence by family members on the management of the firm, whether by being active in management, by continuing to shape the culture and/or by serving as board members or advisors
  • The desire for continuity and succession across generations

FBA's Officers, Directors, and Staff

David Lucchetti

David Lucchetti

Pacific Coast Building Products

Chairman

Bill Carriere

Bill Carriere

Carriere Family Farms

Director

Ken Monroe

Ken Monroe

Holt of California

Vice Chairman

Nancy Piret

Nancy Piret

Gorrill Ranch

Director

Grant Deary

Grant Deary

Nor-Cal Beverage Company

Treasurer/Secretary

Michael Teel

Michael Teel

Raley's Family of Fine Stores

Director

Robert Rivinius

Robert Rivinius

Family Business Association

Executive Director

Beth Gaines

Beth Gaines

Family Business Association

Director of Membership

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