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Chairman for Anheuser-Busch Opera...

Local Address:  Ashland , Kentucky , United States
Eagle Distributing

Employment History

  • President and Owner
    Eagle Distributing
  • President
    Ironton City Schools Foundation

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Eagle Distributing
  • Member, Board of Trustees
    Phi Kappa Psi Foundation
  • Cofounder
    Malt Beverage Education Corporation of Kentucky
  • Board Member
    Ashland Alliance
  • Board Member
    Ashland Salvation Army
  • Board Member
    King Daughter's Medical Center Foundation
  • Board Member
    Ramey-Estep Children's Home
  • Board Member
    Ironton City Schools Foundation


  • degree , finance
    the Ohio State University
7 Total References
Web References
Phi Kappa Psi Foundation: Trustees, 30 July 2015 [cached]
W. Guy Spriggs, Ohio State '71
W. Guy Spriggs Guy joined the Foundation's Board of Trustees in the winter of 2010. He was initiated into Phi Kappa Psi at the Ohio State University, where he graduated in 1974 with a degree in finance.
After graduation, Brother Spriggs returned to the family business in 1976 as a wine salesman. He then founded Eagle Distributing in Ashland, KY in 1980 and now serves as Chairman of the Board for Anheuser-Busch operations in Huntington WV, Ironton OH, and Ashland KY. All three operations are recognized in their states as being the market leaders in execution.
Guy is not only an active and involved businessman but also is a highly motivated and dedicated volunteer. He continues to devote significant time to serving in leadership roles with various non-profits including the Jackson Grove Methodist Church and Spartanburg Methodist College. In past years, he has been involved as a board member for the Ashland Alliance, Ashland Salvation Army, Ironton City Schools Foundation, King Daughter's Medical Center Foundation, Paramount Arts Center and the Ramey-Estep Children's Home. Guy is also cofounder of the Malt Beverage Education Corporation of Kentucky, a nationally recognized program which deals with fighting underage drinking in Kentucky.
In 2001, Guy was the co-chairman of Ohio University's successful $5M capital campaign and in 2002, he served as Chairman of the Kentucky Highland Museum's $1.5M capital campaign while also co-chairing Kentucky Community and Technical College System's $4M campaign.
Guy's passion for community and volunteer involvement continues to be recognized. In 2003, he received the Tri-State's Leadership & Community Service Award in honor of his commitment and impact on the tri-state community. He was also nominated by U.S.
Guy currently resides in Campobello, South Carolina on a horse farm with his wife Lisa, a retired attorney.
Guy relaxes by playing a round of golf and enjoys cooking.
News From Your Community, 16 July 2002 [cached]
The scholarship began in 2000 and is funded by W. Guy Spriggs, president and owner of Eagle Distributing Company Inc.To apply, at least one of the student's parents must be employed as a full-time firefighter, police officer, state trooper or deputy sheriff in Cabell, Lincoln or Wayne counties.
Spriggs honored for philanthropy in Appalachia, 25 Nov 2004 [cached]
Spriggs honored for philanthropy in Appalachia
IRONTON -- When it comes to giving back to his community, W. Guy Spriggs is quite a guy.
Spriggs, an Ashland resident and an Ironton native, has been named an outstanding philanthropist by the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.The award was presented during a luncheon earlier this month in Zanesville.
For the past five years, Spriggs has donated more than $250,000 to community projects in the Tri-State.One year, the donation was some $400,000.
"I,ve been extremely blessed," Spriggs said."I,m trying to share my blessings.It,s important to try to help out those who really need help in this community.There,s a lot of need here.There are a lot of people out there who go to bed hungry or who can,t read."
Spriggs learned the lesson about giving back to the community from his parents."The Spriggs family has always tried to be an important part of their community," he said Tuesday.
He was nominated for the award by Mary Witten Wiseman, president of the Foundation for the Tri-State Community.
"They were looking for people from Appalachian Ohio who made a difference in the Appalachian Ohio region," she said.
The purpose of the philanthropic recognition luncheon which honored 10 people from the 29-county region in Appalachian Ohio is to try to promote giving back to the community, she said.
While the area covers a third of the counties in the state, it,s home to only 14 percent of the state population and holds less than 2 percent of the state,s charitable assets.
Spriggs, a former principal at Spriggs Distributing in Ironton, Eagle Distributing in Ashland and Eagle Distributing in Huntington, is "semi-retired now."
He is a past president of the Ironton City Schools Foundation and chairman of the Ohio University-Southern capital campaign.He has supported a number of different projects and organizations in the Tri-State as chairman of the Guy Spriggs Charitable Trust.
"Someone told me that if you want to build a better America, start by building better Americans," Spriggs said."I believe in programs that teach people values and respect."
In 2000, Spriggs established a scholarship program at Marshall University, Shawnee State University, Ohio University-Southern and Ashland Community and Technical College for the children of local law enforcement officers and firefighters.
Officers, 12 Nov 2004 [cached]
W. Guy Spriggs, Vice Chairman - OhioPresidentEagle Distributing Company
Marshall Press Release, 27 July 2000 [cached]
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – W. Guy Spriggs, president and owner of Eagle Distributing Company, Inc., has established the Spriggs Family Scholarship for the children of full-time firefighters, police officers, state patrol officers, and sheriff deputies from Cabell, Wayne and Lincoln Counties in West Virginia. "I wanted to show my appreciation to those who serve the community and give them an extra benefit for serving," Spriggs said."They dream of becoming firefighters and policemen and when they obtain those goals they become over-worked and under-paid.Their jobs often do not give them the opportunity to provide a college education for their children and I wanted to help them do that." Spriggs, a native of Boyd County, Ky., will donate $10,000 annually to Marshall to support the scholarships, which may be renewed up to a total of four years. Similar scholarships have been established by Spriggs at the Ohio University Southern Branch in Ironton, Shawnee State University and Ashland Community College in Kentucky. The scholarships will be available for students beginning in the fall semester.Applications may be obtained in the MU Financial Aid Office.For more information, contact the Marshall University Alumni Development Office at (304) 696-6214, or 696-6443.
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