The Power List 2017: Lisa Ingram

January 24, 2017

Few restaurants endure for 96 years, and few businesses remain in the same family for four generations, but White Castle has managed to do both.

Lisa Ingram, the great-granddaughter of founder Edgar Waldo “Billy” Ingram, is leading White Castle into the next generation.

Ingram became CEO of White Castle System Inc., based in Columbus, Ohio, last year, after 19 years of progressing through the quick-service operator’s ranks. She was named chief operating officer in 2010 and president in 2013.

White Castle has taken on experimentation during Ingram’s time in leadership roles. In 2010, shortly after she became COO, the chain