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Anita G. Zucker

Chair and CEO, The InterTech Group; Board of Governors Executive Committee

ZuckerAnita Zucker is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She received a Master of Education degree from the University of North Florida in Educational Administration and Supervision.

Zucker taught elementary school for more than 10 years and now serves as chair and chief executive officer for The InterTech Group, Inc., which includes local favorites such as the Carolina Ice Palace, The Original Ms. Rose's Fine Food and Cocktails, Tristan restaurant and the South Carolina Stingrays.

Zucker's impact on the School of Business began with her joining its Board of Governors in 2001. She served as chairperson from 2004 to 2009 during a time of high growth in enrollment for business students. As a strong supporter of the School of Business, she consistently leads by her own example of giving to the Dean's Excellence Fund and supporting other priorities within the school.

In 2013, Zucker partnered with fellow board member, Justin R. McLain '98, CEO of Duart Mull, to invest in School of Business faculty. Together, they endowed the Howard F. Rudd Jr. Distinguished Faculty Leadership Award to recognize one worthy business professor a year with a $10,000 award for his/her teaching, research and service leadership in the same spirit as Howard F. Rudd Jr.

Zucker is also a regular in classrooms. For years, she has shared her business perspective and leadership style with management students/future CEOs. MBA students have also benefited from Zucker's support in and out of the classroom, both through her advocacy for the program and through applied-learning projects for The InterTech Group. On November 2, 2010, Zucker was featured as the George G. Spaulding DIstinguished Executive Speaker Series guest lecturer and she spoke to students, faculty and other guests in a standing-room-only Wells Fargo Auditorium. She also served on the search committee to recruit Alan T. Shao, the current dean of the business school.

The School of Business also celebrates Zucker's active engagement in other capacities at the College. She is considered foremost a leader in advancing the College's Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program, serving as a longtime member of the Board of Jewish Studies Inc., and the Jewish Studies Program's Community Advisory Board. In 2010, Zucker established the Zucker/Goldberg Chair in Holocaust Studies and the Zucker/Goldberg HOlocaust Studies Educational Fund. She is also closely aligned with the School of Education, Health and Human Performance through her latest initiative, the Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative. She currently lends her service and leadership to the College as a member of the steering committee for the Campaign at the College of Charleston.

Zucker is the widow of Jerry Zucker. She has three children: Jonathan and his wife Laura; Andrea and her husband, Nicolas Muzin; and Jeffrey and his wife, Jessica. Zucker now has five grandchildren, Stella, Daisy and Jerry M. Muzin, and Jeremy and Gabriella Zucker.