Hill to Speak at OBU Minter Lecture

Tom A. Hill, president of a leading manufacturer of oil and gas equipment, will share his business insights with ministry students at Oklahoma Baptist University on Monday, March 5.

Hill, chairman of the board and president of Kimray Inc., will present the annual Minter Lecture in American Business Practice at 10 a.m. in the upper level of OBU’s Geiger Center.

The Minter Lectures, underwritten by 1940 OBU graduate Lloyd G. Minter, provide orientation and training for religious vocation students in the history and nature of the American economic system. The lecture series, occurring annually since 1991, is designed to help students understand and appreciate the business and professional community and to promote proper management of personal finances.

Hill is the founder and president of “Character First!” and Character Training Institute Inc., a non-profit organization which provides materials and training for families, schools, businesses, and other organizations wanting to build good character.

“Character First!” was launched at Kimray to help employee success. Since it began in 1992, “Character First!” has been used in thousands of businesses, 2000 school districts, and more than 200 communities in the United States.

Hill served seven years in the United States Marine Corps and served in Vietnam as a radar intercept officer in F4-B phantom jets. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and began working at Kimray in 1971.

Hill and his wife, Kay, are members of Western Hill Baptist Church of Oklahoma City, where Hill is an elder. They have three grown children and 19 grandchildren.