The Employee Ownership Expansion Network Announces New Board Member, Amplifies Efforts to Create a Network of State Centers

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Appoints Media Veteran and Employee Ownership Advocate Tracy Till to its Board of Directors

The Employee Ownership Expansion Network (eoxnetwork.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources and education around the benefits of employee stock ownership, today announced the appointment of Tracy Till to its Board of Directors. Till brings more than 25 years of leadership and employee-owned business experience to the Board. She will play a key role in expanding employee ownership programs across the United States by helping EOX build a network of state centers to provide outreach, information, and support to employees and business owners interested in exploring employee ownership.

Research shows that employee-owned firms tend to outperform their competitors, exhibit more resilience, and have more engaged workplace cultures that lead to higher productivity and retention rates. Employee-owned companies also tend to have higher wages and better benefits, empowering employees to build personal wealth and strengthen their communities.

Till is the co-founder of Butler/Till (https://butlertill.com), an employee-owned media and communications agency and one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. Till and her co-founder sold the firm to their employees in a series of transactions that created a 100% employee-owned corporation. The firm is well known for its unique culture and dynamic growth, largely attributed to its employee ownership. Till served as the Co-CEO at Butler/Till until 2014 and as Vice Chairman and Chairman of its Board of Directors until 2020. She also serves as an independent board member for other employee-owned firms in the USA; as an advisor to Certified Employee-Owned; is an active member of The Lodis Forum, a unique group of female Chair or Vice-Chairs in Private firms in the United States; and serves as National Co-Chair of Marketing for the Private Directors Association. She is passionate about private board excellence, the influence of independent board members for employee-owned firms, especially those recently transitioned to an employee ownership model, and is a frequent speaker on the topic. She has also won several awards for her achievements.

“Tracy’s depth of experience in founding and leading a very successful, well known employee-owned media and marketing agency will be extremely valuable to EOX as we continue to develop our grassroots efforts to spread the word about the power of employee ownership,” says EOX Board Chair Cecil Ursprung. “What’s more, she has been through the process of selling her firm to her employees and knows what other business owners in her situation need from our network of State Centers for Employee Ownership.”

“I am honored to be appointed to EOX’s Board of Directors and passionate about my commitment to spreading awareness and support for employee ownership as an effective tool for exit planning, empowering workers, increasing community wealth, and creating a more vibrant, participatory economy,” said Tracy Till, EOX Board Member.

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About The Employee Ownership Expansion Network
The Employee Ownership Expansion Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in Philadelphia, PA in 2018. Its mission is to significantly expand employee ownership in the United States by establishing and supporting a network of independent non-profit Centers for Employee Ownership. EOX has provided funding and technical assistance to support the opening of seven state centers for employee ownership. The organization aims to help create one million new employee owners by 2025 by having at least 70 percent of the US population living in a state with a center for employee ownership. Learn more at http://www.eoxnetwork.org.

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