Dianne H.B. Welsh, SPHR, Ph.D., is the Charles A. Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Founding Director of the Entrepreneurship Programs at The University of North Carolina Greensboro. Dianne has held three endowed chairs where she started three entrepreneurship programs/centers. She is the 2015 Fulbright-Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship for Central Europe. She has lectured in 55 countries. Dianne is a recognized scholar in family businesses, international entrepreneurship, women-owned businesses, and franchising and has seven books and over 150 publications. She is a Certified Family Business Advisor and Fellow with the Family Firm Institute. She received the Barbara Hollander Award (lifelong contributions to family business, education, and civic causes), in October. Dr. Welsh is writing a case at the request of the 18th oldest family business in the world currently.

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