Kim Hunter

Kim L. Hunter, president of L.A.-based multicultural marketing agency LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONS and founder of the LAGRANT Foundation (TLF), has been recognized as the 2010 Change Agent of the year for his work in increasing minority representation in the advertising, marketing and public relations fields through TLF.  Hunter has been selected by the ADCOLOR Industry Coalition from an inspiring group of nominees to become a member of the ADCOLOR Class of 2010.

“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.

“At the end of the day what’s important to me is to get ethnic minorities employed,” said Hunter.  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 will be recognized for his work Nov. 7 in Miami Beach at the 12th Annual Association of National Advertisers Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference.

Additional 2010 ADCOLOR® Awards Categories and Respective Honorees also include:
All-Star

Queen Latifah

MVP
RPM Group & Pepsico
ADCOLOR® Lifetime Achievement Award (2010 Honorees)
Roy Eaton, Benton & Bowles
Bill Lamar, McDonald’s
Doug Alligood, BBDO

Legend
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
– more –
Innovator
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