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March 11, 2020 4:30pm

LOUISVILLE’S LEADING WOMEN: Alice Houston, Owner, HJI Supply Chain Solutions

Alice Houston, a recipient of GLI’s 2020 Gold Cup Award, is the owner of HJI Supply Chain Solutions along with her husband Wade.

The first family business for Alice and Wade Houston was a joint venture that eventually became the largest minority-owned transportation company in North America. As the owners of HJI Supply Chain Solutions, the Houstons continue their long history of owning successful family businesses over the past 30 years while contributing philanthropically with their time, talent and investment.

Community service is woven into the fabric of who the Houstons are. Growing up as a coach’s daughter taught Alice Houston the importance of teamwork and community responsibility to give back, show up and volunteer. The Houstons are currently leading the fundraising campaign for the development of the Louisville Urban League’s west Louisville indoor track facility and sports complex, which they recently pledged $500,000 as the first major gift to the development.

In addition to serving on numerous leadership boards throughout the region, Alice Houston is a past chair of GLI’s Board of Directors, a current director of the GLI Foundation board and a former board member for the National Urban League.

Alice acts as a mentor to many women in the community, inspiring future generations of female leaders.

Hear from those who know Alice best on her importance as a leader in greater Louisville by watching the video below.

If you would like to see your female leader and business featured in this month long spotlight, please contact Jordan Noble at jnoble@greaterlouisville.com