John Hay ’94: Commercial Real Estate Appraiser, Madison County Tax Assessor's Office
Q: What/where did you study after graduating from Randolph?
A: I attended Auburn University and graduated with a degree in Finance in 1999. I also studied abroad for 6 months in Sydney, Australia at Macquarie University. I primarily focused on the Aboriginal culture while I was over there.
Q: What are some of the highlights of your scholastic/career paths?
A: I continue to work towards my MAI designation in the Commercial Appraisal field. I hope to achieve this by the end of 2015. It is considered the highest designation in our field. (MAI membership designation is held by appraisers who are experienced in the valuation and evaluation of commercial, industrial, residential and other types of properties, and who advise clients on real estate investment decisions.)
Q: What do you currently do?
A: I am a commercial real estate appraiser for the Madison County Tax Assessor's Office. I have been with Madison County for 4 years now and truly enjoy my job. Prior to the Tax Assessor's Office, I worked for a small Commercial Appraisal firm in Franklin, TN for 6 years.
Q: How do you think Randolph prepared you for your where you are today?
A: Randolph taught us to aim for the stars and not settle for mediocrity. There seems to be a whole lot of that out there, so as a Randolph graduate, it is possible to set yourself apart by going the extra mile and being more prepared than others.
Q: Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
A: I have three large Black & Tan Coonhounds, and l love to hunt them whenever I get a chance.
More about John: Celebrating his 20th reunion with the Randolph family
John attended all of the reunion activities held this year for the Class of 1994’s 20th reunion. Over the summer, he and his classmates got together on Monte Sano for a picnic, and then travelled back to campus for tours and a cocktail reception with former faculty and friends.
John shared his excitement and appreciation about this event with the Alumni Office: “The reunion was fun and put together really well. Going into it, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I really enjoyed it! What a great group of people.”
He also attended Alumni & Reunion Weekend in September along with his sister, Julie Hay Simmons ’98. John enjoyed the tailgate and football game on Friday evening then spent time visiting with Mr. Jim Palmer, the new Head of School, Jay Rainey, and other visiting alumni on Saturday evening at the reception held at The Ledges Pool Turn.
The School and the Alumni Association greatly appreciate alumnus like John who return to campus to relive and reconnect with the Raider Nation.