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Thomas S. Haggai

January 1, 2019

Chairman and President and CEO Independent Grocers Alliance High Point, North Carolina Current: Chairman and CEO I.G.A., Inc. (Deceased) – Chicago, Illinois

Thomas Haggai is Chairman, President and CEO of IGA (Independent Grocers Alliance) which is owned by sixteen wholesale food corporations serving over 3000 stores in 48 states from 54 distribution centers. The owning stores represent almost 45% of the wholesale food distribution in the U.S. Further, he is known for his “warmth, wit and wisdom!” Mr Haggai serves on numerous corporate boards, as a trustee at High Point College and on the Advisory Board of Furman University. He has received three honorary degrees and numerous citings for distinguished service, support of free enterprise and support of youth. In 1980 he received the Horatio Award. Throughout the nation Tom Haggai is heard daily on his sponsored radio show, “One Minute, Please.” He is in constant demand as a speaker worldwide for groups of all ages, formerly averaging some 250 speeches a year! As a writer he has authored Chrissie, I Never Had It So Bad, a book dealing with youth and their problems. His books Today and How The Best Is Won have been published by Ideals. In 1963 he organized, with 250 outstanding national business and professional associates, the THA Foundation which awards college scholarships to young people preparing for a career in non-governmental youth services. “If you are destined to be a leader, you must associate yourself with magnificent patrons …”