In 1987, Mike Ingram, founded El Dorado Holdings, Inc., a Phoenix based land and development business, and as CEO has built the company into one of the largest private land holdings in the greater Phoenix and Maricopa County region, with holdings exceeding $1.0 billion. Since El Dorado’s inception, Mike has acquired, managed, developed and sold tens of thousands of acres of property throughout Arizona, plus numerous office buildings and commercial centers.
Prior to his involvement with El Dorado Holdings, Mike Ingram was president of one of the largest animal health distribution companies, Sunwest, Inc. Sunwest held 12 branch offices in 8 states, and was frequently recognized by the industry for growth, management and performance.
A New Mexico native, Mike graduated from Roswell High School in Roswell, New Mexico. Following high school, he attended Texas Tech University, and in 1966 received a Bachelor of Science degree from New Mexico State University.
Mike is a member of many business and civic organizations and serves on a number of local and national boards, including the Arizona Commerce Authority, U.S. Department of Interior International Wildlife Conservation Council, National Rifle Association Hunting & Wildlife Conservation Committee, Safari Club International Foundation, Shikar Safari Club International Foundation, Arizona-Mexico Commission, Mayo Clinic Arizona Leadership Council, Joe Foss Institute (Emeritus) Goldwater Institute (Emeritus) Southern Nazarene University Foundation, Barrow Neurological Foundation (Emeritus), Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) Foundation, C.M. Russell Museum, Scottsdale Museum of the West, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, and is one of the owners of the Arizona Diamondbacks, a Major League Baseball team. He is also actively involved with Pinnacle Forum, Focus on the Family, and Campus Crusade for Christ and its ministries within.
In April, 2019, Mike received the 2019 Horatio Alger Award from the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., and was recognized for having succeeded despite facing adversities, and remaining committed to higher education and charitable endeavors throughout his lifetime.
Mike and his wife, Sheila, reside in Phoenix, Arizona, and have six children, twenty-one grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.