John Hite '11
|JC Hite is a Searcy native who graduated from Harding in 2011. Hite chose Harding because he grew up in Searcy and always looked up to and was influenced by the students. For the duration of his time at Harding, he worked full-time at Regions Bank and was also involved in global missions. After graduation he took a job as an advisor with Fifth Third Bank. Hite currently owns a small real estate company. He is also the CEO of Advint International, a company in Nashville that conducts study abroad programs focused on immersion in language and culture as well as missions in Latin America. Advint has also given internships to Harding Students.
Hite says one important thing he has learned from working in the business world and becoming CEO of his own company is the importance of humility.
“Starting a company is completely humbling in that you’re brand new and you have to humbly depend on people to give you a shot,” Hite said. “Thank you cards are also a big deal. They’re a unique way to show appreciation that people don’t do much anymore.”
We at Harding are proud of JC for his recognition in the Under30CEO competition. He is currently in the top 8 in the nation. Hite thinks Generation HU is unique and special because it helps people to see what Harding has produced and gives hope to students to see what past graduates have done.