Clint Paul

President & Chief Executive Officer

Clint W. Paul is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant who has a Bachelor of Science – Finance degree from Illinois State University and also attended Elmhurst College and Bradley University in the Master’s program for accounting to successfully complete his CPA. Additionally, he has a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of Illinois – Chicago. Mr. Paul currently serves as the President and CEO of The Hope Institute. Prior to joining Hope, he served as Controller for Bunn Capitol Company from 2003 to 2007 and while there directly managed the accounting, finance, customer service, and jointly oversaw the human resources area for a $130M plus food service distribution company. From 2007 to 2009 he was the Director of Finance and Controlling for Flexitech, Inc., directing and coordinating the company’s financial affairs for a $60M Manufacturing and Assembly Plant. From 2009 to 2014 he served as the Chief Financial Officer for The Hope Institute for Children and Families, directing all aspects of the finance, accounting, business, facilities, and technology functions for the Institute. He has led implementation of improved financial reporting, strengthened the financial strength of the company over 4 years by increasing operating reserves over 400%, and successfully led the construction of Hope’s newest group home as well as the purchase and opening of three additional homes. Mr. Paul also served as Interim CEO, responsible for the entire Institute operation from October 2011 to March 2013. During that time, he oversaw the completion of Hope’s residential conversion from a child care institute to a children’s group home model on campus, statewide expansion of the Illinois Crisis Prevention Network, development of a new vocational program with regional school districts, opening of the Noll Vocational Center and a successful contract renewal for Hope’s school in Chicago. 

About us

To provide state of the art services in the most inclusive environment to encourage persons to fulfill their individual potential through evidence based treatment, advocacy and community education.



15 East Hazel Dell Lane
Springfield, IL 62712