Few Kentuckians can boast of a life and career than that of James Hardymon. From growing up on the banks of the Ohio River during the Great Depression to acquiring executive management roles at large international companies, Mr. Hardymon helped build corporations as a CEO, learned the ropes of Wall Street and interacted with US Presidents and Congressional leaders. Hardymon “retired” from the Global company Textron in 1999 but he’s arguably busier than ever giving back to UK, including spearheading the recent public private partnership that resulted in the construction of new residence halls on campus. Now you can read about his life story. Engineering Corporate Success – is a memoir comprised of numerous interviews conducted by Terry Birdwhistell, the senior historian at UK’s Nunn Center for Oral History. Terry and Jim recently stopped by our studios to talk about the project.