Virgil William Hunt


Virgil William Hunt



Virgil William “Bill” Hunt was born in Washington, D.C. Raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Hunt is a graduate of that city’s North Central High School (1962). Hunt enrolled at Indiana University in 1962 and received his A.B. degree in 1966. Hunt then attended the Indiana University School of Law, receiving his JD in 1969. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program and holds an honorary doctorate from IU-Kokomo.

After law school, Hunt practiced labor law in Indianapolis for six years, but when one of the firm’s largest clients recruited him to serve as their labor counsel, he joined the team at Arvin Industries (an international manufacturing company supplying automotive parts and related products and services). Hunt rose through the company’s ranks and was named Vice President of Administration in 1980, Executive Vice President in 1990, President in 1996, CEO in 1998, and Chairman of the Board in 1999. When Arvin merged with Meritor Inc., in 2000, he became Vice-Chairman and President of ArvinMeritor, before retiring in 2001. Since his retirement, Hunt has served as an Executive Partner of Cardinal Equity Partners, Strategic Advisor at Titan Equity Partners, and Chairman of Hunt Capital Partners.

Hunt has been a member of the law school’s Board of Visitors (2002-2017), was awarded the Indiana University President's Circle Laurel Pen (2014), the Indiana University Partners in Philanthropy Herman B Wells Visionary Award (2014), and has served on numerous boards of non-profits organizations. Bill Hunt was inducted into the Indiana University School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2007.


Maurer Alumni, Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, Arvin Industries


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Virgil William Hunt