OKLAHOMA CITY (September 14, 2022) – Hall Capital Chairman & CEO Fred Hall has announced that Austin Manger has joined the family-owned private investment company as Senior Director of Investor & Community Relations. Based in Oklahoma City, Manger will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with current investors and potential new partners. Manger will also act as the company representative with community organizations, including chambers of commerce, economic development organizations and non-profit partners.
“Most of our endeavors at Hall Capital involve partnerships, and those partners range from investors to members of the community,” said Hall. “It’s important that we maintain strong relationships with our partners, and Austin comes to us with a wealth of experience in that area.”
“The legacy that the Hall family has created under Fred’s leadership is incredible,” said Manger. “Their vision for OKC and willingness to invest in that vision is something that will benefit our community for generations to come. I’m honored and excited to have the opportunity to play a small role in the execution of their strategy and look forward to growing their partnership base. “
Manger is a lifelong resident of Oklahoma City, with deep family roots in the community. Manger attended Carl Albert High School and continued his education at Oklahoma Baptist University, where he was a two-sport athlete, playing both tennis and football.
In 2014, Manger began working for then-Congressman James Lankford, as the Field Representative for the Fifth District of Oklahoma. In January of 2015, Lankford took office as a United States Senator and Manger transitioned to a job in the United States Senate, again as a Field Representative and Policy Advisor for the Central Oklahoma Area. As a Field Representative and Policy Advisor, Manger served as the Senate liaison between local Oklahoma constituents, private business, educators, and state-elected officials.
In June of 2017, Manger began a new role with Oklahoma Natural Gas, as the State Manager of Community Relations, where he led the company’s state-wide outreach and public engagement strategy. In his role as State Manager, Manger led a team of public affairs professionals, who strategically worked to build positive, long-lasting relationships with local elected officials and business leaders. In addition, Manger and his team actively participated in chambers of commerce and local leadership programs, served on non-profit boards, volunteered for community and charitable events, supported local school districts and championed local causes to help communities grow and thrive.
Manger lives in Belle Isle View, in Oklahoma City and is very engaged in his local community. Manger serves as a trustee for The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, the Talor Gooch Foundation and the Oklahoma Baptist University Alumni Association. Manger also serves on the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s campaign cabinet. Manger formerly served as a board member for Allied Arts, The First Tee, Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce, Midwest City Chamber of Commerce and the Eastern Oklahoma County Economic Development Partnership.
Manger is a graduate of the Leadership Exchange Academy, the Leadership Reputation Academy and recently received Oklahoma Baptist University’s “Graduate of the Last Decade” award.
Hall Capital is a family-owned private investment company with offices in Oklahoma City, Nashville, Chicago, Dallas and Tulsa. Its roots extend back to legendary automotive pioneer Fred Jones’ first enterprise in 1920. Today, led by Jones’ grandsons – Fred Hall, Kirkland Hall, and Brooks “Boots” Hall, Jr. – Hall Capital is home to a diversified collection of business interests focused on automotive, real estate and private investment. The company continues a long legacy of service to the community through the Fred Jones Family Foundation. For more information, visit hall-capital.com.