Joel Cowan is co-founder of Georgia Tech’s Cowan-Turner Center for Servant Leadership and served as the Turner Chair in Servant Leadership. He is a Professor of the Practice for the Scheller College of Business and the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship and is Owner of the investment company Habersham & Cowan, Inc. He founded Georgia’s Peachtree City, serving as the town’s first mayor from 1959 to 1963. He is currently a director of the EastWest Institute in New York. He was formerly on the board of Continental Airlines and World Airways and has held leadership positions with the Atlanta and Georgia Chambers of Commerce.