Amelia Renkert-Thomas is the founder and lead consultant for Renkert Thomas Consulting LLC, a consultancy focused on family enterprises – businesses, family offices, trusts, private trust companies, and foundations. Renkert Thomas Consulting specializes in strategy, ownership and governance, bringing together technical expertise, multi-disciplinary training and extensive experience in governance design, business operations and strategy, law, family systems and organizational development.

“We bring families together and create a safe place to deal with difficult issues. Families can settle, find purpose and common ground, and then move forward to the work that needs to be done.”

Amelia co-founded Withers Consulting Group LLC, and prior to opening her consulting practice was a Partner at the international law firm Withers Bergman LLP, where she co-chaired the firm’s Family Office Group.

Amelia comes from multi-generational businesses on both sides of her family, and brings empathy and perspective gleaned over more than 150 years of family business to her own work with clients. Succeeding her father, Amelia served as President of Ironrock, Inc., a 5th generation family-owned and -managed producer of ceramic tile and thin brick located in Canton, Ohio, from 1990 to 2002. She remains closely involved with Ironrock as a director and officer. Her maternal grandfather founded Fisher Price Toys.

Amelia is the author of Engaged Ownership: A Guide for Owners of Family Businesses (Wiley, 2015). As Baby Boomers retire in record numbers, business founders and entrepreneurs worldwide face the challenging task of transferring ownership of privately held enterprises to their children. Engaged Ownership offers owners and successors alike a new way to manage succession while growing the family’s core capital and inspiring a sense of teamwork to sustain success in future generations.

Amelia received her B.A. from Yale College, her J.D. from Harvard Law School, and her L.L.M in Taxation from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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