Jim Hunt is a senior financial and strategic executive serving public, private and large scale operating not for profit enterprises. Prior to retirement from The Walt Disney Company as executive vice president and chief financial officer of the global parks and resorts business, Mr. Hunt helped lead the organization through a period of significant global expansion and product diversification, including the development of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland theme parks, the Disney Cruise Line, Disney’s Vacation Club and the ESPN Wide World of Sports.
Mr. Hunt’s professional activities are focused on his work as a corporate director, serving public, private and large scale operating not for profit enterprises. He serves on the Board of Directors of Brown & Brown, Inc., a NYSE, diversified insurance agency, wholesale brokerage, and insurance programs and services company. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee, serves on the Compensation and Acquisitions committees and is the company’s designated SEC audit committee financial expert. Mr. Hunt also serves on the Board of Trustees of Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company and serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Investment and Executive Committees of Penn Mutual.
Before relocating to Los Angeles from Orlando, he was on the Corporate Board of Directors of Orlando Health, a multi-unit hospital system, where he served on the Audit and Finance committee and as Chairman. He also served on the University Of Central Florida Foundation Board Of Directors, and the Board of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, of which he was Chairman. Since 2005, Mr. Hunt has served as a member of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Board of Trustees where he recently completed an eight-year tenure as Chair of the Finance committee. He is currently Chair of the Compensation committee and a member of the Executive and Safety and Quality committees.
Preceding his career with Disney, Mr. Hunt joined Ernst & Young (EY) in 1977, becoming a partner of the firm in 1989.He also completed the EY Partners’ program at Northwestern University’s JL Kellogg School of Management, as well as the Stanford University Directors’ College. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and a CPA.
He brings to Nemours extensive knowledge of board governance and children’s health care issues. Mr. Hunt will also serve as the Nemours Board as Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee.
He and his family reside in Bradbury, California, a nearby suburb of Los Angeles.