Speaker for June 9, 2015 Meeting – Anita Zucker, CEO of The InterTech Group, Inc

aFor the June 9th meeting, we will welcome Anita Zucker of InterTech Group as our speaker.  Anita Zucker currently serves as the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of South Carolina based global conglomerate, The InterTech Group, Inc. (TIG).  As one of the largest private companies in the United States, TIG and its affiliates operate in a diverse group of industries ranging from aerospace and specialty chemicals to real estate and entertainment.  In addition to its wholly-owned entities, TIG and its affiliates are substantial investors in a large number of public companies.  Publicly disclosed holdings include Delta National Gas, RGC Resources, Corning Natural Gas, Fyffes Group, PLC, Span America Medical Products, Vicon Industries and Circa Enterprises.  In addition to the publicly reported holdings, TIG and its affiliates hold substantial investments in a diverse portfolio of equity, debt and real estate holdings.

In 2008, Zucker became the first female Governor (Chair) of The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) in HBC’s 338 year history.  The $6 Billion HBC had been acquired by TIG in a public-to-private transaction in 2006.

Zucker has been a leader in the Charleston area and South Carolina for numerous organizations.  She served as chairperson of the Board of Governors of the School of Business at the College of Charleston; she also served on the Advisory Boards of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Jewish Studies and she served on the board of the Addlestone Hebrew Academy, Porter Gaud and Ashley Hall Schools. Zucker is past chair of the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation Board.  Zucker currently serves on the President’s Initiatives Committee of the University of South Carolina.

Zucker has served as president of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Education Foundation.  She is a former member and past chairperson of the Trident Technical College Foundation Board and Executive Board and serves on the Trident Technical College Governing Board.  Zucker has recently been appointed to the University of Florida Board of Trustees.

Zucker is the recipient of numerous awards including the “Order of the Palmetto” presented by South Carolina Governor David Beasley for her dedication to education and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Florida.

Zucker earned a B.A. in education from the University of Florida and a Master’s of Education from the University of North Florida and holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from Medical University of South Carolina, Clemson University, The Citadel, College of Charleston, the University of South Carolina and Yeshiva University.