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. 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 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 is currently a Trustee at the University of Florida.
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 serves on the Advisory Board of the Jewish Studies Program and she served on the board of the Addlestone Hebrew Academy (past board chair), Porter Gaud and Ashley Hall Schools. Zucker is past chair of the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation Board and past chair of the Charleston Jewish Federation, Synagogue Emanu-El Sisterhood, and Women’s American ORT.
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, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Florida, the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Vision Award for Model Corporate Citizenship, and The Tom Glaser Leadership Award presented by Conexx.
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.
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