Announcing Thomas Holder, New Board of Governors Member

Thomas Holder, Chair and CEO, Holder Construction Company

Members of the School of Business’s Board of Governors has voted and approved the nomination of Thomas “Tommy” Holder, Chair and CEO of Holder Construction Company, as its newest board member.

He joined Holder Construction Company in 1976 and held various positions in operations and management before being named Chairman and CEO in 1997.

“Tommy is an instrumental asset on many levels for our Board and School,” says Alan T. Shao, Dean, School of Business.  “He brings tremendous business scope and leadership, national construction industry recognition and extensive higher education experience that will help to strengthen our School nationally and globally.” 

Holder Construction, based in Atlanta, GA, is a national commercial construction services firm that consistently ranks as one of the Nation’s Top 100 Contractors.  Since 1960, Holder has operated under the founding principle “Do the kind of job that makes our clients want us to do their next project.” This principle has earned the company over 80 percent repeat client business with some of the world’s leading organizations including UPS, Cisco, VISA, The Coca-Cola Company, Devon Energy and Emory University.  

The company works in both the public and private sectors and is an experienced builder in the following areas: Corporate Headquarters, Commercial Office Buildings, Higher Education, Data and Technology Centers, Hospitality/Public Assembly, and Commercial Interiors.

Tommy Holder is married and has two daughters, ages 22 and 19.  He served as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Kennesaw State University from 2002-2007.  He volunteers and is affiliated with a number of organizations including the Cathedral of St. Philip, Chief Executive Organization, Woodruff Arts Center and the Business Executives for National Security.  

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About the School of Business

College of Charleston’s School of Business offers five undergraduate programs, an honors program, an M.S. in Accountancy and an MBA.  Approximately 1800 undergraduate and graduate students attend from as far away as China, Germany and Brazil. The faculty has research expertise in areas such as global logistics, hospitality and tourism, political economics, financial investment, bankruptcy, business intelligence, and sustainable business practices. Visit our School of Business website to learn more about our undergraduate and graduate programs, faculty and Centers of Excellence.

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