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Will Hall

Louisiana Baptist Convention

Will Hall, serves as director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention (LBC) Office of Public Policy. The LBC is an association of Baptist churches in Louisiana. Affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, the LBC is composed of approximately 1,595 member congregations representing 869,490 members.

Since 2015, Hall has been editor of the The Baptist Message, the LBC state newspaper and digital media outlet. Prior to that, Hall was executive editor and director of operations for the Christian Examiner, helping launch the digital news service in October 2014.

He previously served 10 years as vice president for news services with the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee where he helped expand the reach and reputation of the SBC's news service, Baptist Press, and developed strategic communications. He also was press representative for the SBC.

During his tenure, Baptist Press expanded its monthly readership footprint to about 5 million combined in hard copy and the Internet; launched a sports division and weekly Spanish version of Baptist Press; and increased its network of publishing partners.

Hall retired as a naval aviator in 1998 after having directed academic programs for leadership development at the U.S. Naval Academy as a university department chair equivalent. He also served as a politico-military planner with the Joint Staff at the Pentagon in the strategic plans and policies directorate, among other operational and staff assignments.

He holds a bachelor's degree from the United States Naval Academy; master's degrees from George Washington University and Harvard University; and a doctorate from Vanderbilt University where he completed research about the effects of executives' advice-seeking behavior on strategic decision-making and the subsequent impact on organizational performance.

He and his wife Catherine have three sons.