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Tennessee Delta Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi | Vanderbilt University | Spring 2014 Alumni Relations Ofce | P.O. Box 80828, Atlanta, Georgia 30366 | 770-903-3987 From the President Alumni Spotlight: J. FRENCH HILL ’76 e’ve hosted several Editor’s Note: For this edition of The Delta Shield, we’re shining the Spotlight Wvery successful on Brother French Hill ’76. French is the founder, chairman and chief executive Homecoming weekends offcer of Delta Trust & Banking Corporation which is headquartered in his and we’re using the same hometown of Little Rock, AR. French earned his BS in Economics at Vanderbilt formula to transform and is currently putting his knowledge to use in a run for a congressional seat. Founders Day into a A past Chapter President, he also served as Archon, Co-Rush Chairman, and senior representative to the Board of Directors. With thirty-fve years in banking weekend event. Mark and fnance management, his experience also includes work with the Senate Browning ’70 has arranged Banking Committee and the Bush administrations. Outside of work, French is for a nearby hotel and restaurants so that we very involved with his son’s Boy Scout troop, the local children’s hospital, and can easily gather as a group for both events. he serves as Chairman of his local regional Chamber of Commerce. French I planned on writing about the amazing spends his free time with his wife Martha, and their two children, Liza and Founders Day weekend until I received a Payne. They enjoy exploring the outdoors, camping, canoeing, and recently French Hill ’79 candidate for copy of an e-mail that Paul Springman conquering a climb up Mt. Whitney this past summer. Read on to fnd out more! U.S. Congress in Arkansas ’70 sent to a few of his brothers. After graduation, how did you end up in What led you to DC and what type of work Hello Brothers, Brazil? did you do for the Bush administration? ’ve just returned from a long and One of my favorite history professors at In 1988, I was supportive of Vice President Iwonderful weekend in Nashville and Vanderbilt, Dr. Eul-Soo Pang, taught at the Bush succeeding President Reagan in the White would like to share some terrifc news. Getulio Vargas Foundation in Brazil each House. My mentor and former boss, former I was extremely proud to be in summer. I had taken numerous courses in Senator John Tower (R-TX), was slated to attendance at the various Founders Latin American history and economics. With become Defense Secretary and he encouraged Day activities including the initiation his help, I represented the State of Arkansas’ me to come back to Washington in the new ceremony of 13 new brothers into Economic Development Commission and wrote administration. In May 1989, I left my job Tennessee Delta, bringing the current a policy paper on the Brazil’s Gasohol program in private equity in Dallas and returned to undergraduate brother count to 55. In and its potential application for developing Washington as Deputy Assistant Secretary of addition to myself, there were 18 other a similar industry in Arkansas. I also traveled the Treasury. There, on the domestic economic alums in attendance for most, if not all, around the entire country of Brazil and kicked front, I fought for less burdensome regulation parts of the weekend. From our immediate around looking for a job there, but the Brazilian and lower taxes on capital formation and, in the class were Larry Brown ’70, Byron Cain economy at the time did not lend itself to that international policy arena, I worked extensively ’70, Mark Browning ’70, Billy Jewell ’72 outcome. It was summer of a lifetime. on trade issues with Japan – trying to open their and myself. Chuck Higgins ’67, Doug markets to more American goods and services. Hirt ’68, Tom Dewitt ’68, Billy Jewel and many others were also there. A big thanks What was your most inspiring moment? goes out to brothers Cain and Browning No doubt, following the fall of the Berlin Wall, who coordinated the entire weekend. being asked by the Secretary of the Treasury and Friday kicked off with a late afternoon the Director of U.S. AID to lead the American gathering at the newly remodeled house assistance program for the recently freed economies which is just beautiful—absolutely the of eastern and central Europe was my most inspiring nicest on campus---again!! I really mission. My role was to assess how fast we could believe having a graduate student resident privatize each country’s state-owned banks, write advisor in the house, who just happens to new enabling laws for private property, develop an be female, makes a huge difference in how accounting system suitable for free market decision the house looks and is maintained. After a making and develop the statutes for private market few brief hellos, the group reconvened (23 capital formation in the banking sector and the potential of public markets for equity and fxed President (Continued on Page 3) French and Martha Hill with their two children. Hill (Continued on Page 4) Campaign Status Update hank you to all the brothers who supported Tennessee Total pledged: $1,157,074.74 TDelta’s Restoring Our Legacy Campaign. And, a Total Paid to date: $984,839.37 big thank you to those who continue to make payments Outstanding Balance: $167,010.37 on their pledges. Together we are lowering the debt burden on the house! Total written off: $5,225
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