We all lead such busy, distracted lives, and often forget to plan for those who will come after us and pick up where leave off. This is especially true in family-owned businesses, where you see things fall apart round about the third generation. But paving the way for the next generation also means educating today’s young people in newer, better and more targeted ways, so they will be prepared for a future in which they will be productive, engaged and successful.
Camm Morton is an expert on this transition. Camm is President of VR Business Sales Baton Rouge, a business brokerage service that facilitates mergers and acquisitions. Camm is also a certified exit planner and family business advisor, who helps companies figure out their succession plans, which is no small thing.
Camm brings a lot of business experience to the field. He spent much of his career in commercial real estate, where he developed and managed hotels, shopping centers and mixed use developments throughout the South the and Atlantic seaboard. He came to Baton Rouge in 2002 to head Commercial Properties Realty Trust, the BRAF’s real estate company. Nearly two decades later, Camm still calls the Capital Region home.
Robert Webb is CEO of Helix Aviation Academy, a charter school opening in August 2021 at the Baton Rouge Airport that will help prepare high school students for a career in aviation. Robert is also CEO of the Helix Mentorship Steam Academy, a charter high school in downtown Baton Rouge that Robert founded in 2010 in an effort to close the achievement gap for students in grades 9-12 by focusing on STEAM-based learning – that’s Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
Robert also has plans to open Helix Legal Academy which, like the aviation academy, will help prepare young people for a career in the legal field.
Out to Lunch Baton Rouge is recorded live over lunch at Mansurs On The Boulevard. Photos by Chris Tricou. Check out this recent conversation about Baton Rouge kids and families.