Kim L. Hunter Named 2010 Change Agent by ADCOLOR

Founder of LAGRANT Foundation recognized for his work as a catalyst in increasing minority representation

Published on LatinoLA: September 13, 2010

Kim L. Hunter Named 2010 Change Agent by ADCOLOR

Kim L. Hunter has been recognized as the 2010 Change Agent of the year for his work as a catalyst in increasing minority representation in the advertising, marketing and public relations fields particularly through his work with The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF). He has been selected by the ADCOLOR Industry Coalition from an inspiring group of nominees to become a member of the ADCOLOR Class of 2010.

Hunter will be recognized for his work and accomplishments in Miami Beach, Florida on November 7, 2010 at the 12th Annual Association of National Advertisers Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference. In addition, ADWEEK will include an interview with Kim L. Hunter in its issue for the week of November 1, 2010.

"At the end of the day what's important to me is to get ethnic minorities employed," said Kim L. Hunter, Founder/Chairman of The LAGRANT Foundation. This directly helps the scarcity problem of minorities in the field. Since its establishment in 1998, TLF has awarded close to $1 million in scholarships to 170 ethnic minority students nationwide and provided in excess of 278 internships and full-time employment.

Hunter is an advocate of education and diversity, serving as the Founder/Chairman of The LAGRANT Foundation, a nonprofit organization, which provides scholarships, internships, career development workshops, mentorship and educational enrichment programs to ethnic minority students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in advertising, marketing and public relations. Most importantly, TLF helps students break into the field with internships where students gain the knowledge, skills and experience that they need to be successful in these industries.

"Congratulations [to] Kim on this well deserved recognition and all that [he's] accomplished through [his] dedication to the Foundation," said President and CEO of DDB Chicago and TLF Board Member, Rick Carpenter.

Thanks to its committed board of directors and donors, TLF continues to strive toward achieving its mission of increasing ethnic minorities in advertising, marketing and public relations.

The 2010 ADCOLOR?« Awards Categories and Respective Honorees:
Queen Latifah

RPM Group & Pepsico

ADCOLOR?« Lifetime Achievement Award (2010 Honorees)
Roy Eaton, Benton & Bowles
Bill Lamar, McDonald's
Doug Alligood, BBDO

Carmen Baez, Omnicom Group, Inc.
Vita Harris, DraftFCB
Frank Copper III, Pepsi

Rising Star
Ronnie Dickerson, DraftFCB Chicago
Kwame Taylor-Hayford, Saatchi & Saatchi
Tiffany Edwards, One Club

Change Agent
Kim L. Hunter, The LAGRANT Foundation
Greg D'Alba, CNN
Sallie Mars, McCann Worldgroup

Coltrane Curtis, Team Epiphany
Steve Stoute, Translations, LLC
Kendra Hatcher King, Starcom Mediavest Group

ADCOLOR?« Creative(s) of The Year
Jd Michaels, BBDO NY
Danny Robinson, The Martin Agency

Donors who have contributed $5,000 or more to The LAGRANT Foundation in cash are:
Alloy, American Express, Amgen, APCO Worldwide, AstraZeneca, Bank of America, Burson-Marsteller, Castells & Asociados, Council of Public Relations Firms, Draftfcb, Edison International, Elan Pharmaceuticals, Fleishman-Hillard, GolinHarris, Guardian, Heyman Associates, Hill & Knowlton, Johnson & Johnson, Jordan, Ketchum, McCann Worldgroup, NORDSTROM, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, State Farm Insurance, Union Bank, Verizon, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Waste Management, Weber Shandwick Worldwide.

American Airlines is the official airline of TLF, providing air transportation for scholarship winners.

About The LAGRANT Foundation
The LAGRANT Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations by providing scholarships, career development workshops, internships, professional development and mentors to African American, Asian Pacific American, Native American/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, please visit

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