Joe Astrachan is Wells Fargo chair of Family Business, Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, and a founder of the internationally accredited Executive MBA for Families in Business at Kennesaw State University. He has been active in the development of the field, having been a founder of several recognized programs including the International Family Enterprise Research Academy. Joe earned his B.A., M.A., M. Phil., and Ph.D. degrees at Yale University and his extended family has owned businesses ranging from container and tanker shipping to pharmaceuticals. He has received multiple awards for his research and service from family business, entrepreneurship, management, and research oriented associations.