Chicago Tribune CEO Tony Hunter Joins Board of Metropolitan Family Services

Chicago Tribune Company President, Publisher and CEO Tony Hunter has joined the board of directors of Metropolitan Family Services, one of the Chicago area’s first and leading human services agencies.

Hunter has headed the Tribune since September 2008, a role that includes overseeing the Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, RedEye, Hoy, TribLocal and Chicago Magazine. His past positions at the Tribune include serving as senior vice president/circulation and operations and vice president/ operations. He joined the company in 1994 as manager/circulation planning and analysis.

Hunter’s role as a Metropolitan Family Services board member has special significance in that it continues a partnership between the Chicago Tribune and Metropolitan Family Services that began more than a century ago. From 1907 – 2004 Metropolitan administered Camp Algonquin, an area donated to Metropolitan by the Tribune to provide city children and their families with fresh air, food and camping activities. In 2008 the Chicago Tribune joined Metropolitan and Discover Financial Services for Metropolitan’s annual Holiday Gift Program, which contributed more than 21,000 toys to families in need throughout the Chicago area.

“It has been a rich tradition for the Tribune to participate in Metropolitan Family Service’s work. I am honored to carry on that tradition by serving on the board of directors,” said Hunter. “MFS responds to the needs of families in the Chicago area in a way no other group can. Their mission is critical, their work courageous, and their values worthy of recognition. I am humbled by this opportunity to give back to our community.”

Hunter, a native of Calumet City, Ill., holds an MBA in leadership and organizational development from DePaul University and a BA in accounting, business administration and economics from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Hunter and his wife, Sue, live in Homer Glen, Ill., and have three children.

About Chicago Tribune Media Group
Chicago Tribune Media Group publishes the Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune as well as related print and interactive media serving Chicagoland like RedEye, Hoy, Triblocal, chicagotribune.com and metromix.com.

About Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services has been at the heart of Chicago’s city and suburban communities responding to the needs of families for more than 150 years. Through seven major community centers, their related locations and social policy advocacy, Metropolitan serves low-income and working-poor families facing a dynamic and ever-changing environment. As an integral part of each community we serve, we listen, actively participate and lead the way in helping families realize their amazing strength.