Joan Carter

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Joan Carter
Joan Carter
Born Joan Pauline Carter
(1943-07-02) July 2, 1943 (age 74)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Residence Haddonfield, New Jersey, U.S.
Alma mater College of Wooster
Occupation President of UM Holdings Ltd
Board member of College of Wooster
Lourdes Health System
Reason Foundation
Abraham Lincoln Foundation
Penn Mutual
UM Holdings Foundation
Spouse(s) John Aglialoro (m. 1979)

Joan Carter (born July 2, 1943 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American businesswoman and philanthropist. She is President of UM Holdings Ltd.[1] which she co-founded with John Aglialoro. Since 1973, UM Holdings has owned and operated a variety of business, primarily in the health and fitness industries. It was the owner of Cybex International and EHE International.,[2] both of which were sold in 2016.

Education & achievements[edit]

She is a graduate of The College of Wooster, and was awarded the College’s 2005 Distinguished Alumni Award.[3] In 2010, Carter was elected President of The Union League of Philadelphia, the first woman[4][5][6][7] to hold that position in the League’s 150 year history. She was also awarded the Temple University 2011 Musser Award[8] and the Adam Smith Award[9] in 2012 by Economics Pennsylvania.


Carter serves as Chairman of the Board of the Abraham Lincoln Foundation [10] and FreedomWorks.[11] Additionally Carter serves on the Board of Lourdes Health System.,[12] the Reason Foundation[13] and as Trustee for the College of Wooster.[14] Carter served as Director for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia from 1994 to 2001 and as its Chair from 1998 to 2001. She was a Director for Carr America (formerly NYSE: CRE) from 2003 to 2006 when Carr was sold to the Blackstone Group. She was Vice Chairman of the board of Cybex International from 1997 to 2016[15] when Cybex was sold to Brunswick Corporation in 2016. She is currently a Director for the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company[16] and Chair of that Board’s marketing committee.

Personal life[edit]

Carter is married to John Aglialoro, Producer of the Atlas Shrugged movie trilogy and Carter serves as Associate Producer.[17] They have four children and eight grandchildren.


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