Dr. Everson Hull is a business economist and currently serves as Permanent Representative for St.Kitts and Nevis to the 35-member Organization of American States (OAS). He graduated from Howard University in 1977,becoming the first ever recipient of the University’s Ph.D. award in Economics. For more than 20 years, he served as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Economics. In the School of Business, Professor Hull earned the distinction of MBA “Professor of the Year” for four of the five years of his full-time tenure. In the private sector, he has served as Senior Economist for the American Petroleum Institute, TRW Inc. and Fannie Mae. Dr. Hull also served at the Congressional Research Service as Head of Money and Banking. This latter tour of duty led to a U.S. Presidential Appointment as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Research at the U.S. Department of Labor.
Dr. Hull has allocated a significant portion of his time to providing financial and economic consulting services on a wide range of issues. These include: econometric modeling of the determinants of yield spreads between jumbo and conforming loans; developing estimates of the potential effects of the Basel Accord on the capital adequacy of U.S. commercial banks and using econometric models to simulate the effects of monetary policy on the U.S. economy.
At the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Dr. Hull has served as Member of the Federal Joint Interagency Task Force implementing the sweeping provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial legislation. He has also served as the oversight regulator’s chief liaison on matters related to the Executive Compensation of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the 12 Federal Home Loan Banks. He has been called on to prepare written analyses and opinions on recommended incentive-based salaries, bonuses and stock option awards for new executive hires.
In his current assignment at the OAS, Ambassador Hull has been appointed to serve as the Principal Representative of St. Kitts and Nevis to the Inter- American Drug Abuse Control Commission as well as Assistant National Coordinator for the Summit of the Americas Process. He is fully engaged with his peers: in the development of a vigorous CARICOM response to the “black-listing” of our low-tax jurisdictions, in the exploration of new business opportunities in the rapidly growing Central and South American countries, and in reconciling border disputes between OAS member states.
His extensive research includes over 60 publications and technical reports as well as regular contributions to the local newspapers. Born in Nevis, Dr. Hull graduated from the Charlestown Secondary School; taught at the Combermere Primary School and represented the Island of Nevis at cricket and football.
Dr. Hull has three children — Lovell, Randy and Cecelia. He is married to Dr. Sandra D. Cooke-Hull.