36. South Carolina : Anita Zucker
Anita Zucker is the CEO of InterTech Group, which includes a specialty chemicals company, commercial real estate, manufacturing and aerospace parts production. Her husband Jerry founded the South Carolina company 1982. After he died of a brain tumor in 2008, she inherited the company and took over the leadership. Her son Jonathan is president. Since 2014, A InterTech subsidiary owns and operates the largest solar farm in South Carolina, Zucker’s home state.
InterTech also owns the Caroline Ice Palace (massive indoor hockey rink) and 50% of the South Carolina Stingrays, a minor league hockey team.