Mr. Henry L. (Hal) Kitchin, Jr.
Mr. Kitchin, a resident of Wilmington, N.C., was appointed to the Board of Trustees by the Board of Governors to serve a term ending in 2017. He serves as chair of the Educational Planning and Programs Committee and Special Committee on Military Affairs. He is also a member of the Audit Committee, Executive Committee and External Affairs Committee.
Kitchin, a partner with the law firm of McGuireWoods, holds a J.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Law. A John M. Morehead Scholar, he also graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His professional expertise includes antitrust, business tort, and breach of contract cases, as well as bankruptcy, real estate and land use law.
Kitchin, a member of the N.C. Bar Association, has received several professional honors, such as selection for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Woodward/White, Inc., 2009-2015. He is past president of the New Hanover County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and past chairman of the N.C. Bar Association’s Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes section.
His community activities include serving as Chair of the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and the Cape Fear Future Foundation. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees at the Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. and a former member of the City of Wilmington’s Vision 2020 Oversight Committee.