Nashville Program | How Family Owned Ingram Industries Uses Outside Directors To Propel Growth

Thursday, September 13, 2018
07:30 AM - 09:30 AM CST
Lipscomb University | Paul Rogers Board Room Ezell Center
1 University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204



Ingram Industries, one of America’s largest privately owned family corporations, relies not only on leadership from the Ingram family but also on the sage advice and guidance of a strong board. This formula has proven successful for decades and now the family and its outside directors will take you inside the company to share the secrets of how this board operates, how it has propelled growth, and how your private company can use a board of advisors to accelerate your success.


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Beth Chase
Senior Managing Director 

Ankura Consulting Group

Beth R. Chase is a community leader and an entrepreneur. Beth leads the Strategy & Operations consulting practice for Ankura Consulting Group, a national management consulting firm after founding and growing c3/consulting into a 130-person firm. Beth and c3 joined Ankura in April 2018 and continue to provide c3’s services through the firm, focused on transforming, optimizing, protecting and turning around value for Global 500 and private equity backed companies.

Beth is an active business and community leader. Her current board involvement includes:

  • Ingram Industries, Board Director
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Board of Advisors (Nashville Branch)
  • Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Board Chair
  • YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Past Board Chair

Michael Grainger
Board Member

Ingram Industries

Michael Grainger has been a member of the Board of Ingram Industries (Ingram) since 2005. Mike had worked with Ingram as Vice President Controller from 1990 to 1996. At that time he became CFO and then President of Ingram Micro Inc., a public company spin-off of Ingram. He retired in 2004.  Prior to Ingram, Mike worked with Price Waterhouse and Coble Systems Inc. Since retirement, Mike has served on several public, private, and non-profit boards and currently serves on the boards of Belkin International (private) and ScanSource Inc. (public).


Aubrey Harwell
Neal & Harwell

As a co-founder of the Nashville-based law firm of Neal & Harwell, Aubrey currently serves on the board of Ingram Industries, and on the advisory boards of a number of venture capital firms. He also served as a board member, chair of the governance committee, and board chair for New York Stock Exchange Company Piedmont Natural Gas, recently acquired by Duke Energy. Aubrey has served on more than a dozen non-profit boards over the past years.



C. Turney Stevens, Jr.‚Äč
Dean Emeritus, Lipscomb University College of Business
Executive Director, Hilton and Sallie Dean Institute for Corporate Governance and Integrity
Professor of Management and Strategy 

Over his career, Turney has been a CEO, a public company board director, financier and investor, and higher education leader. He currently serves as the Dean Emeritus of the Lipscomb University College of Business, Executive Director of the Hilton and Sallie Dean Institute for Corporate Governance and Integrity, and Professor of Management and Strategy. Prior to retiring from his business career in 2007 and returning to his alma mater to accept the role of Dean in 2008, he was an investment banker, CEO and entrepreneur for more than 35 years.