|David E. Lange
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David has 63 years of family experience. He and Linda - married 38 years - assist his parents, 88 and 87, in New Braunfels, Texas. Their children - Peter and Lisa Joy - live and work in Austin and Seattle with their loved ones.
The Lange Family Celebrates David's Parents'
60th Anniversary in 1997
David has more than 50 overlapping years of professional experience with families:
David has worked with more than 50 business families east of the Mississippi River and in the Southwest, installing effective communication systems and facilitating next-generation transitions.
Collaborating with family business advisors, David has delivered presentations at the Family Firm Institute, Family Business Forums, national and state bar associations, commercial banks, financial planning and accounting groups.
At 23 and in seminary, David co-entrepreneured a European coffee house in Ponca City, Oklahoma. During 1965-69, he organized a Lutheran congregation in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and then served as a campus pastor at LSU-Baton Rouge for 18 years. After a fifteen-year, full-time practice of consulting and clinical psychology, David channeled his energies entirely into family businesses and incorporated Lange Consulting, L.L.C. in 1995.
David knows the challenges of family business first-hand. In 1990 wife Linda and son Peter opened a bookstore in San Antonio on the day Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. A flattening economy and the rise of mega-volume/discount stores thwarted two years of diligent efforts. Linda currently designs and maintains web sites as the “WebWeaverWoman.”
After 35 years in south Louisiana and western North Carolina, David and Linda returned to New Braunfels, his Texas home.
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