A native Washingtonian, Delano Hunter was appointed in December 2015 as Chief Service Officer for the District of Columbia. Hunter’s passion for service began at Spingarn Senior High School where he served as president of the Key Club and student government association. Hunter’s community service continued both nationally and globally while serving as president of the student government association at Delaware State University where he graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Business Management and studied abroad in Europe and Africa. Hunter received his MBA at Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business.
Hunter worked for Nike Inc. in Beaverton, Oregon as a member of the Retail Development Program. There, Hunter co-founded the Nike Product Creation Experience (NPCE), which leverages the product development and marketing cycle to provide mentorship and career exposure to high school students. The NPCE is now in its 10th year. Hunter was honored for his business and community contributions by being awarded the 2008 Nike Black Employee Network Person of the Year Award.
In Ward 5, where Hunter resides with his wife and three sons, Hunter went on to serve as an organizer in the Brentwood community and president of the Gateway Community Association. In these capacities, Hunter worked closely with residents on engagement and quality of life initiatives.