Samuel Brice Hall serves as the director of investor relations at Piedmont Private Equity in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Hall's work centers on tax mitigation strategies, including land donation for conservation purposes. Outside of his work, Samuel Brice Hall supports conservation efforts through the Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land (STPAL).
A nonprofit organization, STPAL is supported by community donations and publicly funded grants. Cobb County, Georgia's local Land Trust Alliance member, STPAL works to protect and preserve the region's undeveloped land for the enjoyment of humans and animals alike.
A key STPAL goal is maintaining wildlife habitats. Alongside work in wetlands and other ecologically valuable regions, STPAL operates the Pollinator Project to support local bee and butterfly populations.
To help rebuild the numbers of bees and monarch butterflies in the Cobb County region, STPAL partners with local schools and organizations to build pollinator gardens. The spaces are planted with milkweeds, wildflowers, and other flora that appeal to bees and monarch butterflies. Local students also help build shelters for the insects as part of their contribution to the gardens.
Brice Hall has been the director of investor relations for Piedmont Private Equity, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia since 2011. A fan of jazz music, Brice Hall enjoys listening to Ella Fitzgerald.
Born in a small town in Virginia in 1917, Ella Fitzgerald’s father left her mother shortly after her birth. Her mother then took Ella to Yonkers, New York where they lived together with her new boyfriend. Financial difficulties colored her childhood and Ella had to take odd jobs, such as working as a messenger and “running numbers”, to help support her family.
When Ella was 15 years old, her mother passed away. After her mother’s death Ella moved in with her aunt, but she struggled in school and was frequently truant. She ultimately ended up in reform school.
By the age of 17, Ella’s dream of being a star in show business led her to enter a singing contest at Harlem's Apollo Theater. Her rendition of Hoagy Carmichael’s “June” and "The Object of My Affection" won her the $25 first prize, and helped launch her singing career.