Atlanta, GA (June 6, 2023) – Purpose Built Communities announces Curtis Hunter as its new Vice President of Marketing and Communications. He brings over two decades of relevant experience to the national nonprofit from Fortune 500 companies, including The Walt Disney Company, Pfizer, and Abbott Laboratories. In this role, he will lead all marketing and communications efforts for Purpose Built and its Network.
“We are thrilled to welcome Curtis to our team in this integral role for the organization,” said Carol Naughton, CEO, Purpose Built. “The work of Purpose Built is driven by effective relationships built on trust and ongoing communication, and the Vice President of Marketing and Communications will play a critical role in nurturing those relationships with external partners, including our Network Members.”
Purpose Built Communities’ work and partnerships accelerate neighborhood transformation initiatives so residents can experience greater racial equity, improved health outcomes, and increased upward mobility.
Hunter will oversee brand, marketing strategy, creative, stakeholder insights, and communications for Purpose Built. Additionally, he will consult with Purpose Built Network Members to help facilitate the development of local marketing and communications strategies.
“I am excited to join the Purpose Built team and look forward to supporting its mission to empower local communities,” said Hunter. “Fighting for racial equity, social justice, and serving the community are passions of mine, and I’m looking forward to coupling this passion with my professional and volunteer experience to help Purpose Built and its Network Members provide more pathways to prosperity for residents of disinvested neighborhoods.”
Hunter serves on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Housing Finance Authority and League of Women’s Voters Orange County. He is a member of 100 Black Men of Greater Orlando, Inc., and the Association of National Advertisers, and American Marketing Association, among other professional trade organizations, as well as Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
He earned an MBA and a BS in Political Science from Florida A&M University.
About Purpose Built Communities
Purpose Built Communities works with local leaders to achieve greater racial equity, improved health outcomes, and upward mobility to cultivate meaningful change in neighborhoods across the country. The Purpose Built holistic model of impact for place-based revitalization ensures a safe place to live, access to quality jobs, healthy food, recreation, and high-quality education – all coordinated by a dedicated, nonprofit community organization.The Purpose Built Communities Network includes 27 members in 20 states creating paths to prosperity for families and children. For more information, visit purposebuiltcommunities.org, or connect on social @PurposeBuiltCommunities and @PurposeBuiltCS.