NASHVILLE – John R. Ingram, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ingram Industries Inc., today announced the election of two new Directors of the privately held company. Ingram Industries' businesses include Ingram Content Group and Ingram Marine Group.
Beth R. Chase, of Nashville, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of c3/consulting. She and her firm advise Fortune 1000 and growth companies in planning and delivering transformational change.
Ms. Chase is an active community leader with involvements in the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Nashville Healthcare Council, Leadership Nashville, Community Foundation and YWCA among other organizations.
She has a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Vanderbilt University.
Brian A. Napack, of New York, is the former president of the global publisher Macmillan and currently a senior adviser at Providence Equity Partners, a leading investor in media, education, information and communication. He currently serves on the boards of Blackboard, Ascend Learning, Burning Glass, Isolation Networks, and Zero To Three, a national advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of infants and toddlers.
At Macmillan, Mr. Napack oversaw businesses in education, consumer books, digital media and magazines, and he managed the growth of Macmillan's digital businesses. He was previously a partner at L.E.K. Consulting, serving as co-head of its media and entertainment practices and leading its publishing and education practices.
He holds a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College and MBA degree from Columbia University.
Mr. Ingram noted that Ms. Chase and Mr. Napack join him and the following other members of Ingram's corporate Board of Directors: Martha R. Ingram, Orrin H. Ingram, Dennis C. Bottorff, Michael J. Grainger, Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr., Harry R. Jacobson, M.D., Linwood A. Lacy, Jr., and Lee Synnott.
Ingram Industries Inc., based in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of America's largest privately held companies. It consists of diversified businesses in marine transportation, book distribution, print on demand book manufacturing, and digital storage, management and distribution services. Ingram's businesses are in two operating units: Ingram Marine Group and Ingram Content Group.