Frank Hill honored by Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc. with prestigious Dean A. McGee Award

Frank Hill, one of the state’s most prominent corporate and real estate lawyers, was honored with the prestigious Dean A. McGee Award by Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc. The award, which is named after the Oklahoma City business leader who chaired the Kerr-McGee Corporation from 1963 to 1983 and who was extremely passionate about developing downtown Oklahoma City as a gathering place for future generations, recognizes individuals for a lifetime of contributions dedicated to ensuring that Oklahoma City has a strong, energetic core.

At the 2015 Dean A. McGee Awards Ceremony, which was held on May 28, 2015, in the Skirvin Hilton’s Grand Ballroom, Frank was honored for his numerous contributions of time and leadership in helping to build downtown’s cultural and economic foundations. As part of his legal practice, he has advised many of the MAPS public-private financing partnerships that led to downtown revival. He also represented the National Basketball Association in its negotiations with the City of Oklahoma City, New Orleans Hornets, and private businesses to temporarily relocate the New Orleans Hornets basketball team to Oklahoma City for two seasons. He later represented the investor group of Oklahoma businessmen who purchased, relocated and now operate the NBA Oklahoma City Thunder.

Frank’s contributions also include serving in numerous civic leadership positions throughout the community, most notably as past chairman of the board of trustees of both the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation. He also played significant roles in the establishment of the National Memorial and Museum and in the construction of the Museum of Art.