Fred Hunter Named CEO of Detroit Police Athletic League

Fred Hunter headshot
Courtesy of Detroit PAL

Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL), a nonprofit organization impacting the lives of children in Detroit since 1969, announced Fred Hunter as its next CEO.

In his new position, Hunter will be responsible for shaping the organization’s future programming, and overall direction while cultivating vital community relationships to move the non-profit organization forward.

Prior to this new role, Hunter had served as acting CEO for the past few months as well as Detroit PAL’s director of program administration since 2000, where he had been responsible for overseeing PAL’s programming and the organization’s data and analytics.

“For the past 22 years, I have witnessed the importance of Detroit PAL to the community and the thousands of youths we serve and it’s an honor to now be in the position to lead this essential organization,” says Hunter. “I look forward to working together with our passionate staff, board of directors, partners and supporters to build on the foundation established and create a stronger future by investing in the greatness of our children.”

A Detroit native, Hunter earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. Most notably, he was a walk-on and captain of the 1992 Michigan Basketball team, which included the Fab Five that made its memorable run to the national title game against Duke.

“It was Fred’s dedication and passion he showed on that special Wolverine team and throughout his career that was one of the many reasons we believed he was the right person to lead Detroit PAL,” says Alan Huddy, board president at Detroit PAL. “We are confident he will bring the same drive and commitment to this organization for many years to come.”