The Peer Forum Facilitator is a professionally trained and certified facilitator. Their primary role is to lead forum meetings, monitor discussion topics and hold group members accountable to each other. Facilitators are also responsible for securing outside content experts as needed or requested – often Cornell Family Business Fellows or Mentors, coordinating meeting logistics, and providing leadership and coaching throughout. Lastly, participants meet one-on-one with the facilitator twice a year to discuss their group experience. 

Rustom Desai

Rustom Desai, MBA '95

Senior lecturer at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Business, Global Technology Executive, and Board Director

Ann Dugan

Ann Dugan

Founder, aduganLLC