Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Kim L. Hunter: President & CEO Lagrant Communications

Kim L. Hunter is the founder and president/chief executive officer of LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONS, a multimillion-dollar integrated marketing communications corporation. He has an extensive background in brand marketing, crisis management, media and community relations. Hunter brings 30 years of corporate and agency experience in advertising, marketing and public relations.

Aside from starting and managing three businesses (KLH & Associates, a multicultural executive search firm), Hunter is a corporate director for SCAN Health Plan, an HMO with $2 billion in revenue and 1100 employees. He serves on two committees – Audit and Compliance and Compensation. He has also served on Corporate Governance and Public Review committees, both which he chaired. 

Hunter's talents are no kept secret. He is frequently asked to speak at universities and seminars. He served as an adjunct professor at California State University, Northridge at the School of Journalism where he taught the course, "Diversity and the Media," for three academic years.

As an advocate for education, Hunter spends time as the founder and chairman of The LAGRANT Foundation, a nonprofit organization, which provides scholarships, career development workshops, internships, mentorship and educational enrichment programs to minority students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in advertising, marketing and public relations. Noted as a prolific fundraiser, Hunter raised in excess of $8.75 million in 15 years and has awarded $1.56 million in scholarships to 221 students.

Hunter has an extensive public service background. He was appointed by the Mayor of Los Angeles to both the Cultural Affairs and Animal Services Commissions for the City of Los Angeles, serving a total of seven years.

A key player in the communications industry, The Holmes Report recently recognized Hunter with an Individual Achievement SABRE Award and named him as one of In2’s Innovator 25. He also received PRWeek’s PR Professional of the Year- Agency Honorable Mention. Hunter is also the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by Arthur W. Page Society, Diversity Distinction in PR Award by PR Week, and PR Week’s 2012 and 2013
“The 50 Most Powerful People in PR”.

Hunter has a master's degree in International Management from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington in Seattle. He also received certificates from Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business Administration for participating in the Minority Business Executive Program, as well as the Advanced Minority Business Executive Program.

Source: http://www.lagrantcommunications.com/

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