Founders, Presidents and CEOs met on March 28  at Bender Insurance Solutions to learn more about how company leadership came to the decision to transition the 80-year-old family business to an ESOP.

Bender Insurance Solutions CEO, Steve Bender, and President, Maggie Bender Johnson, detailed how the leadership team researched, evaluated and eventually decided to make the move from a family-owned business to an ESOP, along with their heartfelt reasons for doing so.

The presentation focused not only on the specifics of making such an ownership transition, but also the timing of such a move and its impact on company culture. Key to the decision was the dedication and commitment of the company’s many long-time employees and their role in the organization’s continued growth and success.

The family will continue their family-business legacy and influence from their respective leadership roles within the organization, while celebrating the growth of the Bender insurance “family”.

A big thank you to Bender Insurance Solutions and Fat’s Roseville for providing the afternoon refreshments and appetizers.


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