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Patriots Point Development Authority Board Selects Allison Hunt To Serve As Executive Director

Mary Edwards Jan 30, 2023

On Friday, January 27, 2023, the Patriots Point Development Authority Board (PPDA) unanimously selected Allison Hunt to serve as the state agency’s executive director. She will begin on March 1.

Hunt currently serves as the executive director for the USS Yorktown Foundation, which supports exhibits, scholarships and programs at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. In Hunt’s five years with the Foundation, she has helped raise funds for projects and programs at Patriots Point and served on the museum’s leadership team.

“Having been associated with Patriots Point for a number of years, Allison has a deep understanding of our mission, our museum and our real estate component,” said PPDA Board Vice Chairman Wayne Adams. “In her role with the Yorktown Foundation, she was intimately involved with enhancing our programs – from education to exhibits, maintenance and more. Her experience in public and private sectors is perfect for the wide-ranging responsibilities of our executive director and communicating with our diverse audiences. Best of all, she’ll be able to hit the ground running with very little transition time.”

Throughout her career, Hunt has served as executive director in several philanthropic organizations and held leadership roles in public/private partnerships and business development organizations in North and South Carolina.

Hunt holds master’s degrees from the University of Georgia and Bristol University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. She has served on boards and committees of more than a dozen organizations throughout her career. In 2020, Hunt was selected for the Joint Base Charleston Honorary Commander Program.

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