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Kim L. Hunter

Chairman & CEO, The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF)

Kim Hunter, member of APCO’s International Advisory Council, is a member of CalPrivate Bank’s Community Advisory Board, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Private Bancorp of America, Inc., headquartered in La Jolla, California. The bank’s focus is with high net worth customers in the coastal Southern California region.

Mr. Hunter has also served as corporate director for SCAN Health Plan, a Medicare Advantage health plan with $2 billion in annual revenue and 1,000 employees. As corporate director, he served on all five board committees: Audit & Compliance, Compensation, Finance, Quality & Customer Experience, and chaired Corporate Governance for seven years and served on the committee for 14 years. Additionally, Mr. Hunter is a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals, and he is a member of the NACD Pacific Southwest Board.

Mr. Hunter has spoken on panels on emerging governance issues and how to prepare for the challenges and opportunities that will impact boardrooms, including leading practices for overseeing a company’s risk management activities and capitalizing on the critical link between strategy and risk, and best practices in covering potential gaps in information  between directors and C-suite officers, including what directors should expect to receive in reports and deeper questions directors can ask of, non-core C-suite officers.

Mr. Hunter brings 37 years of corporate and agency experience in advertising, marketing, and public relations. During his career, Mr. Hunter has founded three privately held enterprises: LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONS, The LAGRANT Foundation, and KLH & Associates.

A key influencer in the communications industry, The Holmes Report recognized Mr. Hunter with an Individual Achievement SABRE Award and named him as one of In2’s Innovator 25. He is also the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by The Page Society, Diversity Distinction in PR Award by PRWeek, and has consecutively received PRWeek’s “The 50 Most Powerful People in PR” Award from 2012 through 2019.

Mr. 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.