Hull creates MHSAA scholarship fund to help Giant athletes make their mark in the business world

Patricia GibsonMHSAA News

Robert Hull knows the business world and has excelled in identifying strategic opportunities in many different industries. His latest venture? Starting a scholarship fund at his alma mater to help today’s Marion Giants connect with their own business opportunities!

The Robert Hull MHSAA Business Scholarship will assist select graduating MHS student-athletes who plan to pursue a career in sports marketing, finance, accounting, or business.

Hull, a 1991 graduate of Marion High School, is Chief Financial Officer for Panini America. Panini is the world leader in officially licensed collectibles and is the most significant publisher of collectibles in the U.S. In addition, he teaches part-time at the University of Texas – Dallas in accounting.

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He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and Master’s, both in accounting, from Manchester University. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree with honors from the University of Dallas, with concentrations in organizational development and project management. But if you ask him when his path to success started, he’ll tell you about his time at Marion High School.

“Over the years, as I reflect upon my days in Marion, I have a chance to give back to the community from which I came,” Hull said. “I participated in track and field and cross country, and I learned many valuable life lessons during my time in high school that have served and continue to serve me well even today. It is an honor to be able to start a fund to assist current Marion High School students to have the same opportunities that I have been blessed with. I would like to thank the people in Marion, past and present, who were instrumental in helping give me the confidence to become who I am today.”

Hull has held numerous financial accounting and operational business positions with increasing responsibility in multiple industries throughout his career. He holds several certifications in the accounting field, including Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.

He currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas, married to his wife of 20 years, Amanda (Chapman), and has three children, Alissa, Alaina, and Ryan.

Knowing that lessons learned on the field as a Marion Giant athlete set the stage for his lifelong success, Hull wants to help connect today’s student-athletes with the same types of opportunities he had. To make this possible, he has given a remarkable financial gift to the Marion High School Alumni Association to set up the Robert Hull MHSAA Business Scholarship. 

MHSAA is so grateful for Hull’s commitment to philanthropy and for this gift he is giving to his hometown. Those who would like to join him in connecting Marion student-athletes with resources to pursue their dreams can contribute to the Robert Hull MHSAA Business Scholarship here.