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Andrew Ingraham

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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Association Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Fish
Favorite Time of Year:
Christmas
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anguilla
Favorite Quote:
We Can Do It.

Birthplace

Born:
8/20/1954
Birth Location:
Nassau,

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Association Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Fish
Favorite Time of Year:
Christmas
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anguilla
Favorite Quote:
We Can Do It.

Birthplace

Born:
8/20/1954
Birth Location:
Nassau
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Biography

Entrepreneur Andrew Ingraham was born on August 20, 1954, in Nassau, Bahamas, where his family owned several businesses, including one in the travel industry. After completing his education, he moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he began his career in the travel and tourism industry.

In 1999, Ingraham became the president/CEO of the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers, Incorporated, an organization created to empower African American in the hospitality industry. Ingraham is also the president of Horizons Marketing Group International, which focuses on African American and multicultural tourism.

As an appointee to the White House Conference on Tourism, Ingraham founded the International Multicultural Tourism and Hotel Ownership Conference. Ingraham was also appointed to the National Tourism Advisory Committee for the NAACP. Ingraham has lectured at the American Hotel & Motel Association, National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners, Congressional Black Caucus, and National Association of Black McDonald’s Owners Association. He is a member of the National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners, National Black Hospitality Professionals, African American Travel & Tourism Association, and the National Black Hospitality Professionals.

Ingraham lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with his family.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Andrew Ingraham's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Andrew Ingraham lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Andrew Ingraham describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Andrew Ingraham talks about slavery in the Bahamas
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Andrew Ingraham describes his father
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Andrew Ingraham describes his grandfather's farm
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Andrew Ingraham recalls spending summers with family in Eleuthera, Bahamas
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Andrew Ingraham lists his siblings, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Andrew Ingraham describes his family's Bahamian Connection restaurants
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Andrew Ingraham lists his siblings, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Andrew Ingraham remembers his childhood in the Bahamas
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Andrew Ingraham describes his childhood impressions of the United States
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Andrew Ingraham describes Junkanoo, the Bahamian Christmas festival
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Andrew Ingraham describes Junkanoo and its history
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Andrew Ingraham describes his Catholic upbringing
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Andrew Ingraham recalls perceptions of racism during his childhood in the Bahamas
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Andrew Ingraham describes the Bahamian independence movement
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Andrew Ingraham recalls his childhood education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Andrew Ingraham recalls attending West Indies College in Jamaica
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Andrew Ingraham describes his activities while attending West Indies College
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Andrew Ingraham compares the Catholic and Seventh-Day Adventist churches
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Andrew Ingraham recalls running track at Florida's Miami-Dade Junior College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Andrew Ingraham describes the sights, sounds and smells that remind him of childhood
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Andrew Ingraham recalls studying at Miami-Dade Junior College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Andrew Ingraham remembers discrimination at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Andrew Ingraham describes attending Florida International University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Andrew Ingraham describes his jobs during college
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Andrew Ingraham describes his first business venture
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Andrew Ingraham remembers how travel agencies overlooked African Americans
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Andrew Ingraham recalls creating travel programs for African Americans
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Andrew Ingraham remembers the effect of the 1993 Miami tourism boycott
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Andrew Ingraham recalls how the 1993 boycott integrated Miami's tourism industry
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Andrew Ingraham describes the first black-owned hotel in Miami, Florida
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Andrew Ingraham describes how he cultivated Miami's black-owned tourism industry
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Andrew Ingraham recalls partnering with corporations in Miami
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Andrew Ingraham remembers bringing the Black Film Festival to Miami
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Andrew Ingraham describes the atmosphere of Miami for African Americans
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Andrew Ingraham describes the FUBU Y2G event in St. Maarten
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Andrew Ingraham describes the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Andrew Ingraham talks about the business of hotel ownership
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Andrew Ingraham talks about Sheila C. Johnson
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Andrew Ingraham describes the increase in black hotel ownership
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Andrew Ingraham recalls working with the Asian American Hotel Owners Association
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Andrew Ingraham describes Hilton Worldwide's work with minority hotel owners
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Andrew Ingraham describes the scholarship he created with H.T. Smith
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Andrew Ingraham describes the effect of politics on his work in tourism
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Andrew Ingraham remembers the White House Conference on Travel and Tourism
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Andrew Ingraham reflects upon the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Andrew Ingraham describes the next steps in African American hotel ownership
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Andrew Ingraham describes his organization memberships
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Andrew Ingraham describes his hopes for the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Andrew Ingraham considers the possibility of an African American hotel brand
  • Tape: 5 Story: 12 - Andrew Ingraham reflects upon his legacy