Katelyn Husereau, Senior Manager, is an integral member of CFAR’s Family Enterprise and Owner-Led Business and Higher Education practices. Katelyn balances over 10 years of experience with an innate curiosity and compassion to foster close partnerships with her clients. With careful attention to the intersection of hard and soft, Katelyn is an expert at understanding how relationships and data combine to drive meaningful outcomes.
Katelyn’s approach takes into account both the “here and now” and big picture, understanding how day-to-day efforts like stakeholder management or communication can help drive, or impede, overarching efforts like strategy or leadership succession. Katelyn is also an expert in next generation development, where she brings the full scope of her professional experience to bear, helping clients develop innovative and customized solutions to questions of continuity and succession; internally, she supervises CFAR’s team of Analysts and Associates, providing hands-on development to and keeping her finger on the pulse of younger generations. Katelyn is also a core member of CFAR’s internal Culture Team.
Before joining CFAR, Katelyn was the Assistant Director of the Center for Family Business at Northeastern University. In this role, she had responsibility for the strategy and operations of the Center, where she expanded the educational experience of family business members, increased participation in Center programs, supported next generation students interested in exploring entry into their family enterprises, and facilitated of the Center’s Family Business Peer Group.
She frequently speaks on the topic of next generation engagement and development. Katelyn has guest taught several family business classes at Northeastern University, at the 2015 Global Family Firm Institute Conference, at the 2017 Global Family Firm Institute Conference on the intersection of entrepreneurship and family business as an opportunity for next generation engagement, and multiple years at Transitions East.
Katelyn holds a BA in Mass Communication and Marketing from Franklin Pierce University, as well as Certificates in Meeting and Event Management and Advanced Management Studies, and an MBA all from Northeastern University.