Hunt, advocate for aging adults, retires after distinguished career


Published:

Randall H. Hunt, left, receives an award from Dr. John Potomski.

Courtesy of Senior Resource Alliance

Randall H. Hunt, who has served as the chief executive officer of Seniors Resource Alliance for 12 years and oversaw $24 million in federal, state and local grants for long-term care services for aging adults in Brevard, Orange and Seminole counties, is retiring.

“Randall has been a strong and effective advocate for long-term care services, which included testifying before the Florida Legislature regarding the need for support and funding,” according to a July 24 proclamation signed by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

July 24, 2019 was designated as Randall Hunt Day in Orlando. The city expressed its “gratitude and appreciation for his (Hunt’s) leadership and dedicated and compassionate efforts to serve our community.”

Hunt served on the Brevard County Commission on Aging from 2008 to 2019. He resigned from the board at its last meeting Aug. 8.

The Brevard County Commission on Aging was established in 2001 to address the ongoing needs of the county’s aging population through a collaborative, coordinated effort among the public and private sector, as well as interested citizens.

Hunt received his master’s degree in business administration in 1999 from the University of Illinois and his bachelor of science degree in 1974 from Bradley University.

Hunt gave back to his community by serving in numerous other capacities, including president and CEO of Senior First; president of the Florida Area Agencies on Aging; co-chair of the Dementia Care and Cure Initiative; advisory board member of Living Healthy Florida; Medical Care advisory committee member, and chair of the Council of Agency Executives Heart of Florida United Way.

In addition to his many leadership roles, Hunt taught Introduction to Business as an adjunct professor at Valencia College for the past 15 years.

“Although he is retiring, Hunt will continue to be remembered for the many important contributions he has made to better the lives of Orlando’s adult residents,” the proclamation said.

Hunt, who resides in Clermont, plans to play a lot of golf during his retirement.