Chicago Event: Honoree Kim Hunt

     

Kim Hunt became Executive Director of Affinity Community Services in May 2009 after serving on the Board of Directors for two years.

Ms. Hunt is co-founder and managing partner of O-H Community Partners, Ltd. (OHcp), a management consulting firm that provides capacity building and technical assistance services to nonprofits, foundations, and government agencies. Prior to starting OHcp, Ms. Hunt was a senior planner with the Chicago Transit Authority where she designed and managed special projects, participated in public outreach initiatives, and obtained alternative sources of funding for nontraditional services.

Ms. Hunt has Master’s degrees in public policy and urban planning from the University of Chicago’s Harris School for Public Policy Studies and the University of Illinois at Chicago, respectively. While at the Harris School, she had the honor of working in South Africa to develop a methodology for a fares equity study with the Kwazulu-Natal Department of Transport. Ms. Hunt is a published author and has written research papers on women’s issues in transportation, planning and policy, and environmental justice. Ms. Hunt was also a board member for Chicago 2006, the bidding organization for the Gay Games, an international sports and cultural festival that took place in Chicago in July 2006.