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Citadel News Service

January 23, 2003

Martha Rivers Ingram, native Charlestonian and
Hall of Fame member, to visit The Citadel

          The Citadel School of Business will host a presentation by Martha Rivers Ingram, chairman of the board of Ingram Industries, one of America's largest privately held companies, Jan. 30 at the college.

          Well known for her support and contributions to the arts community, Ingram was named "Tennessean of the Year" by the Nashville Tennessean in 2001. She is a recipient of the Mary Harriman Award from the Association of Junior Leagues International and the Leadership Award from the Business Committee for the Arts, Inc. and been inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame. She currently chairs the Vanderbilt University Board of Trustees and serves on the boards of Ingram Micro, AmSouth Bancorporation, Weyerhaeuser Company and Vassar College.

          Her diversified, Nashville-based, $11 billion distribution conglomerate is a leader in the fields of insurance, wholesale book trades, marine transportation, aggregate supply, and digital fulfillment services.

          Ingram will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 in the Mark Clark Hall Auditorium on The Citadel campus. Her address, entitled "It's About Your Reputation," is free and open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Women.

          The Distinguished Speakers Series was created in 2002 by The Citadel's School of Business to showcase outstanding leaders and involve students, faculty, staff, community members, business owners and managers in intellectually challenging and inspirational presentations.



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