As Chairman of Anderson Media, Charlie Anderson serves as the third generation of leadership for his family-owned business.
Prior to his role as Chairman, Charlie served as President and CEO since 1990. Under his leadership, the company has created an environment that is entirely customer-focused. His business philosophy is basic and straightforward; “Everyday we focus our efforts on building a relationship of trust with our customers and today’s consumers, by establishing strong lines of communication, and fostering a true spirit of leadership and teamwork for our company and our customers.”
This optimistic philosophy has fueled rapid growth for the company. Its customer base includes more than 4,000 Walmart stores in the United States and Canada and more than 600 Sam’s Club locations. The company is also the worldwide distributor of video and music to the United States Army and Air Force, providing entertainment products to America’s Armed Forces.
Prior to joining the family business, Charlie enrolled as a marketing major at the University of Tennessee in 1972 on an athletic scholarship. He was a three-year letterman in football and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1976.
Charlie’s dedication to Anderson Media is mirrored by his dedication to “giving back” to the community and the industries the company serves. His tireless efforts have raised millions of dollars for a wide variety of charities and includes past and present industry and personal affiliations:
Lakeshore Park, Member of Board –1995-Present
Chairman, Board of Directors, Country Music Association – 2004
President, Board of Directors, Country Music Association – 2003
Member, Board of Directors, Country Music Association – 1996-Present
Member, Board of Directors, Knox Youth Sports, Inc. – 1994-2000
Member, Board of Trustees, University of Tennessee – 2007-Present
Member, Board of Directors, University of Tennessee Athletics – 2003-Present
Recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award, University of Tennessee College of Business – 2005
Inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, East Tennessee Chapter – 2006
A native of Florence, Ala., Charlie is married to Moll Anderson and they have four children: Chase, Michael, Hayley and Lauren.
A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
Founded in 1917, the Anderson family of companies is proud of its nearly century-long legacy of building our companies and improving the quality of life of the communities. We operate innovative consumer products and services businesses that are owned by members of the Anderson family. These businesses have delivered unmatched customer satisfaction. Through these satisfied customers, we have grown annual revenues from $25 million in 1977 to billions annually. Individuals, who act like owners, manage our businesses, using the basic principles of integrity and fairness to guide our daily business operations.
At Anderson Media Corporation, we actively manage our corporate capital, looking for profitable ways to invest in our existing and new businesses. We are continually looking for additional companies to add to our core business. We seek opportunities to employ our capital in established companies with experienced management. We are looking for profitable consumer products and services companies where we can leverage our customer relations capabilities, technologies and processes to help grow them to the next level. Unlike private equity, we do not require a predetermined exit strategy, and we believe in operating a business with long-term objectives.
Based on our decades of success, I think we make a great partner. If your company falls into Anderson Media Corporation’s investment strategy and philosophy, please call me.