Avid Cook and Traveler Samuel Brice Hall

Samuel Brice Hall is a financial professional with more than a decade of accounting experience. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He subsequently served as controller at Pinnacle Properties, LLC and as senior accountant at Pratt-Thomas, Gumb & Co. Throughout his career he has gained experience in reporting for real estate development companies and handling a full range of accounting functions. Currently, Samuel Brice Hall serves as the director of investor relations at Piedmont Private Equity, LLC, where he is responsible for managing the conservation strategy team and serving as a key liaison.

In his free time, Mr. Hall is an avid cook. He especially enjoys preparing seafood dishes and a variety of Italian dishes. He is also very fond of traveling; he spent several weeks in Venice, Italy, during the 2005 holiday season. Together with his older sister, he visited his family in the Alaskan wilderness and had the opportunity to attend the beginning of the Nenana Ice Classic. The contest, in which participants place bets on the exact time the ice will break up on the Tanana River, has been held every year for more than a century. Mr. Hall also attended the 2015 BP World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks and watched the Multi-Block Classic World Ice Art Championships.

2017 Win Gives UNC Third-Most NCAA Basketball Championship Titles

Samuel Brice Hall is a director of investor relations for Atlanta, Georgia's Piedmont Private Equity, LLC, where he manages tax mitigation and serves as a liaison between investors and third-party advisors. The recipient of bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC), Samuel Brice Hall continues to support the university's basketball team.

The UNC Tar Heels won their sixth National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship in April 2017. The win makes the team the third-most winning team among NCAA schools, behind only Kentucky and the University of California, Los Angeles. UNC had been tied with Duke and Indiana with five championships prior to winning the 2017 March Madness tournament final against the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

The championship win was also the third for Tar Heels coach Roy Williams, who guided the team to titles in 2009 and 2005. The school also won championships in 1993, 1982, and 1957. Dean Smith was the team's coach during '93 and '82, while Frank McGuire coached the '57 team, which beat Kansas in a 54-53 triple overtime win. UNC lost in the National Championship game in 1946, 1968, 1977, 1981, and 2016 - which the team lost via a buzzer-beater three-point shot from Villanova's Kris Jenkins.