Nancy Forster-Holt, PhD, MBA, CMA, RFG, is Assistant Professor in the College of Business. At URI, she developed, launched and teaches in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship major, minor and certificate programs. Previous to URI, she was professor and the director of Husson University’s family business center. Her research interests include: gerontology and aging of business owners, innovation in existing (and family) businesses (‘intrepreneurship’), gendered investigations of business owner retirement (“ENDrepreneurship”), and entrepreneurial and small firm exit, acquisition strategies. Dr. Forster-Holt has presented her research nationally and internationally, including on the TEDx stage. Prior to academia, she had a 25-year career in public accounting and tax (Ernst and Young, NYC and Sacramento, CA), and as CFO of the second largest credit union in Maine. She is also co-owner of a family business, the manufacturing company Shaw & Tenney, which was a finalist for the Maine Family Business of the year.