First Command’s Leadership
Hugh A. Simpson
Executive Vice President - General Counsel and Secretary
Hugh Simpson joined First Command Financial Services in June 2005. As Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Hugh leads First Command’s Legal, Compliance and Internal Audit Team.
Before joining First Command, Hugh served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Cash America International, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-traded financial services company based in Fort Worth. During his 15-year tenure at Cash America, he led the Legal and Government Relations team. Prior to that, Hugh was a shareholder with the Fort Worth law firm of Law, Snakard & Gambill P.C., where he practiced corporate and securities and commercial law and represented public and private companies and small businesses.
Hugh graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting and the University of Texas in Austin with a law degree. He obtained his CPA certificate from the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. A past chair of the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas, he has spoken before a number of groups on corporate and securities law and corporate governance topics.
He is a past chair of the Board of Directors of the YMCA in downtown Fort Worth and is currently a member of the Board of directors of Junior Achievement of the Chisolm Trail. He has served on boards and committees of several other local organizations.
Hugh and his wife Denise have two sons, Ben and Frank.