Kim Hunter: Power List 2012

Kim Hunter is arguably one of the biggest champions of diversity in the PR sector.

President and CEO, Lagrant Communications
Kim Hunter is arguably one of the biggest champions of diversity in the PR sector. "It still astounds me that an industry which I love still does not fully understand the importance of inclusion or diversity," he explains.

He founded Lagrant Communications 22 years ago, an integrated firm headquartered in Los Angeles targeting African-American and Latino consumer markets that now boasts a client list including Harley-Davidson and H&R Block.

Hunter is equally passionate about education. In 1998, he founded the nonprofit Lagrant Foundation for the professional advancement of minorities in PR, marketing, and advertising. The foundation has awarded more than $1.29 million to 182 minority students nationwide. In February 2012, the energetic and fast-talking. Hunter took it up another notch, launching KLH & Associates, an executive search firm that recruits mid- to senior-level diverse candidates in the communications industry.

A leader with almost 30 years of experience, Hunter was named Diversity Champion in the inaugural Diversity Distinction in PR Awards by the Council of Public Relations Firms and PRWeek.

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