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 advisers, consultants, educators, and researchers who help perpetuate trans-generational family business enterprise. In adopting a multidisciplinary and global perspective, FFI understands family enterprise as a fundamental driver of global economic growth, prosperity, and stability.
Board of Directors
Debbie Bing
Boston, MA USA
Vice Chair
Carlo Salvato
Bocconi University
Milan, Italy
Kenneth McCracken
MFBC Limited
Edinburgh, UK
Sandra McNeely, FFI Board member headshot.
Sandra McNeely
The Abbey Group
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.
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
Claudia Binz Astrachan
Francesco Barbera
Massimo Baù
Achievement Awards
Daniela Montemerlo, chair
Denise Federer
Alberto Gimeno
Lise Møller
Lisa Morel
Debbie Bing, chair
Carlo Salvato, vice chair
Michael Connolly, counsel
Judy Green, president
Sandra McNeely, treasurer
Asher Noor, secretary
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.
Chapters & Study Groups
Shannon Zur, chair
Daniel Lorenzo, chair
David M. Paradise, chair