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Amy Renkert-Thomas

Board Member

Amelia Renkert-Thomas is the founder of Renkert Thomas Consulting LLC, the author of Engaged
Ownership: A Guide for Owners of Family Businesses (Wiley, 2015), and Professor of the Practice at
Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she teaches Family
Business Ownership and Governance.

Renkert Thomas Consulting LLC works with family enterprise owners on issues related to strategy,
ownership, and governance. Amelia brings to her work multi-disciplinary training and extensive
experience in governance design; business operations and strategy; estate planning; and family systems
and organizational development.

A tax, trusts and estates attorney by training, Amelia was a Partner at the international law firm Withers
Bergman LLP, where she co-chaired the firm’s Family Office Group, before launching her consulting
practice in 2010.

Amelia comes from multi-generational businesses on both sides of her family. Amelia succeeded her
father and served as President of Ironrock, Inc.—a fifth-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 member of the faculty of the Ultra High Net Worth Institute and chairs the Leadership and
Transition Planning Domain. She is a member of the board of directors of Western Reserve Trust

Amelia lives in Durham, North Carolina. She received a B.A. from Yale College, a J.D. from Harvard Law
School, and an LL.M in Taxation from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.    

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