For more than thirty years, the Family Firm Institute (FFI) has been engaged in educating, connecting, and inspiring professionals who serve family enterprises. FFI is the leading association worldwide for family enterprise professionals and the organization of choice for the advisors, consultants, educators, and researchers who help perpetuate trans-generational family enterprise. In adopting a multidisciplinary and global perspective, FFI understands family enterprise as a fundamental driver of global economic growth, prosperity, and stability.

FFI’s mission is to be the most influential global network of thought leaders in the field of family enterprise. We provide research-based learning and relevant tools for advisors and consultants, academics and family enterprise members to drive success.

Board of Directors
Debbie Bing
Boston, MA USA
Vice Chair
Maya Prabhu
J.P. Morgan Private Bank
London, UK
Daniel Frosh
Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise
Los Angeles, CA USA
Sandra McNeely, FFI Board member headshot.
Sandra McNeely
Abbey Legacy
Rapid City, SD USA
FFI Fellows
FFI Fellow status was established in 2001 to recognize individuals who demonstrate ongoing expertise and commitment to the field of family enterprise.
View the distinguished list of FFI Fellows from around the globe and learn more about eligibility criteria.
Members of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) are encouraged to maintain the highest standards of professionalism. The Best Practices described are recommendations for FFI members to consider in conducting their practices.
Academic Awards
Best Dissertation
Dianne H.B. Welsh, chair
Sami Alwuhaibi
Massimo Baù
Carlotta Benedetti
Mira Bloemen-Bekx
Giovanna Campopiano
Achievement Awards
Daniela Montemerlo, chair
Edith Ang
Christine Blondel
Denise Federer
Lisa Morel
Preston Root
Albert Jan Thomassen
Debbie Bing, chair
Michael Connolly, counsel
Daniel Frosh, secretary
Judy Green, president
Sandra McNeely, treasurer
Maya Prabhu, vice chair
To ensure its continued leadership in providing cutting edge educational programming for the field, the FFI board of directors established the Legacy Fund in 2009. This non-restricted fund is used at the discretion of the FFI board to further the educational goals of the organization.
Virtual Study Groups (VSGs)
Navneet Bhatnagar, chair
Davon Cook, co-chair
Anthony Macaluso, co-chair
Daniel Lorenzo, chair
Richard Lutringer, chair