Frank J. Hanna

Portrait of Frank J. Hanna

Frank J. Hanna

Frank J. Hanna is CEO of Hanna Capital in Atlanta, Georgia. He invests as a merchant banker in financial service businesses. Previously, he was a corporate attorney with Troutman Sanders of Atlanta.

Frank Hanna has been involved in education for the last 27 years. He has been instrumental in the formation of three new Catholic schools in Atlanta, having served on the boards of each, including Holy Spirit Preparatory school and the Solidarity school. Holy Spirit Preparatory school has been recognized as among the Top 50 Catholic High Schools in the country.

Frank Hanna has been a frequent speaker to groups and mass media regarding issues of faith as they pertain to the businessman. He has often spoken on philanthropy and what he believes are new paradigms developing in this area. He has also spoken to Catholic leaders at conferences at the Vatican and appeared on a variety of local and national news programs.

Frank Hanna was named a Knight of the Grand Cross in the Order of St. Gregory by Pope Benedict XVI. He also serves as a Knight of Malta, a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, a board member of the Papal Foundation, a board member of the St. John Vianney Seminary, and a board member of the American Enterprise Institute.

Frank Hanna continues to support those groups that further the messages of educational and religious liberty that he believes are so important, including the Federalist Society, the Becket Fund, and the Acton Institute (on whose board Frank Hanna serves).

During the administration of George W. Bush, Frank Hanna was appointed and served as the cochair of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, and oversaw the production and delivery of its report to the president entitled, "From Risk to Opportunity."

Frank Hanna is the founder of The Solidarity Association, which has been instrumental in many charitable efforts. Of most significance, The Solidarity Association serves as Trustee of the Mater Verbi/Hanna Papyrus Trust, which guards the oldest copy of the Gospel of Luke (and the oldest copy of the Lord's Prayer) in the world.

In recognition of his charitable efforts, Frank Hanna has received the William B. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership, and the David R. Jones Award for Philanthropic Leadership, awarded by the Fund for American Studies.

Frank Hanna is also a former Sunday school teacher and has coached Little League soccer and basketball. He received his BBA and JD degrees from the University of Georgia.