Board of Directors, Carlyle Group; Board of Directors, Esquire Bank; Board of Directors, Echo360
Mrs. Janet Hill is a principal in Hill Family Advisors, where she oversees the family’s assets and investments. She retired in 2010 as the co-owner and Vice President of Alexander & Associates, Incorporated, a corporate consulting firm in Washington, D.C after 30 years in management and ownership. She provided corporate planning, advice and analyses to directors, executives and managers in the areas of human resource planning, corporate responsibility, corporate communications and government consultation.
Mrs. Hill is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Carlyle Group; and Esquire Bank. She also serves on the board of Echo360, a private software company. Mrs. Hill is also a Vice President of Hill Ventures, Inc., her son’s real estate investment business. Mrs. Hill has served on four boards from which she retired at the time of the sale of the underlying companies: Sprint, Inc. (which was sold to SoftbaAnk); Tambrands, Inc. (which was sold to Proctor & Gamble); Security Capital Group, Inc. (which was sold to G.E. Capital); and Houghton Mifflin Company (which was sold to Vivendi International). She served on the board of Dean Foods, Inc. from 1999 until 2020. She served on the board of The Wendy’s Company from 1994 until 2017. She served on the board of Progressive Insurance from 1996 until 2002. She served as a public member of the New York Cotton Exchange for 4 years ending in 1992. In 2019, Mrs. Hill was inducted into the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Hall of Fame. She was inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame in 2020.
Mrs. Hill is trustee emerita of Duke University where she served from 2006 – 2021. She was appointed by President Obama as a member of the Board of Trustees of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She is also a member of the board of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Mrs. Hill served on the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics from 2007-2017.
Mrs. Hill is a past Vice President of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association and former Chair of the Women’s Campaign Fund, the only bipartisan national PAC raising money for women running for federal, state and local offices.
From 1978 until 1981, Mrs. Hill was the Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. She advised the Secretary on specific positions prior to policy decisions; formulated programs to improve and enhance soldier quality of life; prepared speeches for public presentation and testimony for Congressional hearings; served as a liaison to the office of the Secretary of Defense, the White House, the Congress and other government agencies; and prepared briefing and position papers on issues affecting soldiers, material readiness and operations and maintenance.
Prior to her work for the Army, Mrs. Hill was a scientist with a private consulting firm in the Washington, D.C. area. She was responsible for data analysis regarding ambient noise levels and shipping distributions; coordination and analysis of technical evaluations of noise levels in the perfection of sonar detection systems; design of ship movement models under contract to the U.S. Navy; the research and editing of environmental regional assessments in the Northeast Pacific and Northeast Atlantic for various Navy intelligence units; and the development of computer programs to evaluate data on Soviet submarine surveillance.
From 1974 until 1977, Mrs. Hill taught, in succession, high school, junior college and college mathematics. She conducted courses in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, linear algebra, topology and cross–disciplinary courses in mathematics and economics. She has taught in Chicago, Illinois; New Orleans, Louisiana; Dallas, Texas, and Honolulu, Hawaii.
Mrs. Hill was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics in 1969. She attended the University of Chicago Graduate School and the Graduate School of Education and, in 1972, received a Masters of Arts in Teaching Mathematics.
Mrs. Hill is married to Calvin Hill who is an independent consultant to the Dallas Cowboys. Mr. Hill, former Vice President of the Baltimore Orioles, was a 14-year veteran in the National Football League. He is a graduate of Yale College, Class of 1969. He received a Bachelor of Arts in History. He also received the Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, from Yale in 2016.
The Hills reside in Great Falls, Virginia, and are the parents of one son, Grant. Grant received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Duke University in 1994. In June 2013, he retired after 19 years as a professional athlete with the National Basketball Association. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018. He appears on NBATV and TNT broadcasts of the NBA. He is a lead analyst on the CBS/Turner broadcast of the NCAA Final Four. He is a co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. He is managing director of the USA Men’s Basketball. He serves on the boards of Campbell Soup, Empire State Realty Trust, the Duke Trustees and the NCAA. He is President of Hill Ventures, Inc. Grant’s wife, Tamia, is a 7-time, Grammy-nominated recording artist. They are the parents of Myla Grace and Lael Rose.