Joe Handy is the executive director of the National Black MBA Foundation. Just prior, he was the president of the Georgia Aquarium Foundation, having served just before that as Georgia Aquarium’s President and Chief Operating Officer since 2017. He brings a strong history of leadership within the organization to this role, along with more than 20 years of experience in cultural institutions. Joe has been heavily involved in the community. He serves on the Kennesaw State University Foundation Board of Trustees and its Strategic Planning Committee; the Advisory Boards of KSU Business School, Central Atlanta Progress, the Morehouse Leadership Honor Society; and the Board of Directors for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Advisors at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. He received the Atlanta Business League 2018 Men of Influence Award; the Georgia Senate Remarkable and Distinguished Georgian Resolution, March 2019; the ICABA – Atlanta’s Leading Influencers Award, May 2019; and the Secretary of State’s Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award, July 2019. He is a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class 2019, and in early 2020 was announced as Chairman of the Board for Fulton County Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA). He joined the Sharity Ministries Board in late January 2020.