Steven Hunter Honored as One of Crain’s Chicago Business “Notable Leaders in DEI”
Steven Hunter, Chicago office chair of the Quarles & Brady Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group and national co-chair of the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) committee, has been named one of Crain’s Chicago Business 2023 “Notable Leaders in DEI.”
“Notable leaders in diversity, equity and inclusion are entrusted with making sure their organizations create and maintain a workforce, supplier chain and ecosystem that represents all people, regardless of such factors as skin tone, gender, age bracket or physical and neurological characteristics,” Crain’s noted. “DEI leaders find novel ways to accomplish this work. They establish mentorships and scholarships and create, nurture and sponsor employee resource groups. They also, via corporate or personal philanthropy, volunteer for and financially support nonprofits dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion in the Chicago area.”
In addition to his extensive work in support of DEI at the firm, Hunter is a strong advocate in the community.
He has served since 2016 as a board member of The Chicago Committee, a nonprofit organization that provides networking opportunities and support for minority lawyers at large law firms in Chicago; he is a founding and ongoing board member of the Black Men Lawyer's Association; and he was chair from 2017-22 of the Art Institute of Chicago's Leadership Advisory Committee, which is comprised of African American community leaders whose mission is to promote and sustain racial diversity within the institution.