May 19, 2016 – Oklahoma City – Hall Capital, a privately held investment company based in Oklahoma City with offices in Dallas, Chicago and Nashville, today announced the appointment of former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating to its Board of Directors.
Keating, who served as Oklahoma’s governor from 1995 to 2003, has a long and distinguished record in both the public and private sectors. Currently a senior partner in the international law firm of Holland & Knight, Keating previously served as the president and CEO of the American Bankers Association (ABA) from 2011 to 2015. Prior to the ABA, he spent seven years as the president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers. Before entering the private sector, Keating spent three decades in a variety of state and national law enforcement and public services roles ranging from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to U.S. attorney to appointments in the Treasury, Justice and Housing departments under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
Keating’s service in prominent roles ranging from Oklahoma state senator to the assistant secretary of the Treasury Department to head of the leading national banking industry organization has prepared him well to be a valued board member at Hall Capital said Fred Hall, chairman and CEO of Hall Capital. “I’ve known the governor since the 1980s when we both served in the Reagan Administration,” added Hall. “We are pleased to add Gov. Keating to our board. His many years of diverse experience in banking, investment, energy and insurance will bring an all-important perspective to our Board of Directors. We know his leadership, energy, counsel and judgement will greatly benefit our firm. On a personal level, I appreciate his willingness to join our outstanding board and look forward to working with him.”
“I have admired from a distance the commit and determination of Fred, Kirk and Boots Hall to build a diversified and dynamic private investment firm. The firm has an outstanding track record of identifying market trends and investment opportunities in industries ranging from oil and gas to real estate,” commented Keating. “I look forward to joining this respected board of directors and contributing to the ongoing growth and success of Hall Capital.”
Keating is chairman of the board of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and was previously chairman of the Advisory Board of Mt. Vernon and president of the Federal City Council. He also served on the boards of the National Archives, the Jamestown Foundation and as chair of the National Catholic Review Board. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Gov. Keating’s appointment expands the outside governing board of Hall Capital from three to four members.
About Hall Capital
Hall Capital is a family-owned private investment company with offices in Oklahoma City, Nashville, Chicago and Dallas. 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 private equity funds and investments in the real estate, automotive and oil & gas sectors. The company continues a long legacy of service to the community through the Fred Jones Family Foundation. For more information, visit hall-capital.com.