Our younger generation of advertising and marketing BE Modern Man hopefuls have many tools and resources to begin cultivating a successful career in the industry. Hunter stresses that hard works beats talent when talent fails to work hard. “Not everyone truly understands what it means to be successful in his or her career,”says Hunter. “However, if it is something that they aspire to be, then they have to put in the work to develop themselves and continue to reinvent oneself. They must emulate the leaders that they look up to and push to be better.”
The LAGRANT Foundation, a nonprofit organization has instilled the values of hard-work for 17 years. “We provide scholarships, career & professional development workshops, internships, and educational enrichment programs to ethnically diverse students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in advertising, marketing and public relations.” This is by far one of Hunter’s greatest personal achievements along with KLH & Associates, a multicultural executive search firm specializing in the recruitment and placement of mid-to-senior level ethnically diverse candidates in the communications industry. “There is a lot of talent out there and our goal is to place these individuals with Fortune 500 companies and advertising, marketing, public relations agencies.”
Hunter has successfully launched three separate companies and says to be a BE Modern Man you have to be a leader and willing to take calculated risks. “That means you have to be persuasive, confident, make and stand by difficult decisions and be able to leave a path for others to follow.”
With 33 years of corporate and agency experience plus three successful companies to his name the BlackEnterprise.com team congratulates Kim Hunter on all of his achievements. A true testament to what hard-work, patience, and a can-do attitude will produce, Hunter is well deserving of the BE Modern Man title and we look forward to seeing his continued success.
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Pic Caption: Kim Hunter, Lagrant Communications