Martha Ingram

About Martha Ingram

Who is it?: Former Chairman, Ingram Industries
Birth Day: August 20, 1935
Birth Place: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Alma mater: Vassar College
Occupation: Chairman, Ingram Industries
Known for: Entrepreneur, philanthropist, arts patron
Title: Chairman, Vanderbilt University Board of Trust
Spouse(s): E. Bronson Ingram (deceased)
Children: Orrin H. Ingram II John R. Ingram David B. Ingram Robin Bigelow Ingram Patton
Relatives: Orrin Henry Ingram (great-grandfather-in-law) Julius Ingram (great-great-uncle-in-law) Erskine B. Ingram (grandfather-in-law) Orrin Henry Ingram, Sr. (father-in-law) Frederic B. Ingram (brother-in-law) Ingrid Goude (sister-in-law)

Martha Ingram

Martha Ingram was born on August 20, 1935 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States, is Former Chairman, Ingram Industries. Martha Ingram and her family own distribution and marine firm Ingram Industries. Ingram took over the business after her husband Bronson Ingram died in 1995. She spun off the computer distribution business into publicly-traded Ingram Micro in 1996; it was acquired by Chinese company HNA in December 2016. Martha stepped down as chairman in 2008. Her sons Orrin and John took over as CEO and chairman respectively. Ingram Marine operates 5,000 barges and more than 140 towboats on America's inland waterways.
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Occupation Media
Age 88 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born August 20, 1935 (Nashville, Tennessee, United States)
Birthday August 20
Town/City Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Nationality United States

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Martha Robinson Rivers was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the daughter of John Minott and Martha Elizabeth Robinson Rivers. She was educated at Ashley Hall in Charleston. She graduated from Vassar College with a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1957.


She married E. Bronson Ingram II, the son of Business magnate Orrin Henry Ingram, Sr., on October 4, 1958, at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. They had three sons: Orrin H. Ingram II, John R. Ingram, and David B. Ingram, and a daughter, Robin Ingram Patton.


Ingram was appointed by her husband as Director of Public Affairs at Ingram Industries in 1979. After her husband's death in 1995, she became Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. She has ranked 412th on the Forbes list of richest people.


Ingram was honored by Business Week as the 50th most generous philanthropist for her donations between the years 2000 and 2004. In 2006 she was honored by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee as the 2006 recipient of the 13th Annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic efforts. She received the Eli & Edythe Broad Award for Philanthropy in the Arts.


Ingram was a co-founder of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center which opened in 2005. She formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Trust of Vanderbilt University in Nashville. The Vanderbilt Blair School of Music has been the recipient of $300 million of Ingram company stock.


In 2015, Ingram donated to Democratic candidate Megan Barry's campaign to become the new Mayor of Nashville.

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