Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Frances Stroh

Author, "Beer Money"

Frances Stroh is the award-winning author of BEER MONEY: A Memoir of Privilege and Loss, which chronicles the rise and fall of the Stroh Brewery Company, a fascinating American saga, and one linked inextricably with the decimation of Detroit, its longtime headquarters. In her memoir, Frances recounts the demise of a dynasty and brings to life the fractured family at its center: her own. Though she forged her own path, attending college on a Fulbright scholarship and becoming an installation artist as well as an investor, her experience was formed by her family members’ profligate spending, alcoholism, drug abuse, and rebellion that came with a $700 million fortune, and predicated its loss. Frances graduated from Duke University and received her MA from Chelsea College of Arts in London. She now advises family businesses on thoughtful succession and setting up future generations for personal success.


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