New York Times: How Lumber Industry Leader Kevin Hancock ’88, P ’17 Lost His Voice and Found His Way

Kevin Hancock '88, P'17

Kevin Hancock ’88, P’17

Kevin Hancock ’88, P’17, CEO of Hancock Lumber, weathered economic downturns that brought hiring freezes and layoffs to his family’s company. And then he lost his voice.

Hancock was diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia, an incurable neurological condition made worse by stress. The New York Times tells the story of what Hancock has been through — and how he has changed the culture at the company, leading to record-setting performance levels.

Hancock’s daughter, Sydney Hancock ’17, is a member of the women’s basketball team, which travels to Amherst, Mass., this weekend for a NCAA Division III Tournament Sectional.

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