zona State Land Department, Arizona State Forestry Division, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, the Arizona Residential Utility Consumer’s Organization, Arizona State Parks, Arizona’s various utilities, and the numerous local, state and federal stakeholders who share an interest in the policies that affect Arizona’s natural resources.
Prior to joining the Governor’s team, Hunter spent several years working for Navajo County serving as the Government Affairs Director and Economic Development coordinator for Navajo County. In his role with the county, he managed the inter-governmental relations, community/media relations, lobbing efforts, economic development and natural resource issues for Navajo County.
Hunter was in the private sector before his transition to working in government. He worked in Los Angeles with the law firms of Seyfarth Shaw, LLP and Cohen & Lord, LLP, working in employment litigation defense of professional sports franchises, real estate matters and products liability litigation. Hunter also worked as an in-house attorney for the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs in the National Football League (NFL) working on legal matters for the franchises which included player, marketing, sponsorship, stadium operations, special event and sales contracts, litigation and licensing. Before his time in the NFL, Hunter worked for the City of Mesa dealing with the telecommunications licensing and operations office, geographical information systems, and various efforts supporting Mesa's economic development, public safety, utilities, and city management.
Hunter is an avid outdoorsman, cyclist and golfer, and has loved the opportunity that he has had to coach youth football, basketball and baseball in his community. Hunter has been married to his beautiful wife Julie for 18 years. Hunter and Julie have five children.