Former Tribune Publishing executive Tony Hunter has been named chairman of Elmhurst-based marijuana company Revolution Enterprises.
Hunter had been a non-voting member of the board since January. His appointment to chairman is effective immediately.
Hunter, 58, spent more than 20 years at Tribune Publishing. He most recently was the company’s president of national revenue and strategic initiatives and before that was publisher of the Chicago Tribune for about eight years. He left Tribune Publishing in December 2016.
Since then, Hunter has advised clients in the publishing and nutraceutical industries through his company TWH.
“Tony is a remarkable leader whose passions and expertise perfectly fit Revolution,” Revolution CEO Mark de Souza said in a statement. “He has a proven track record of building robust businesses by creating high-performance teams and an intense focus on the execution of strategic priorities. His integrity and focus on profitability, coupled with disciplined corporate governance, uniquely matches our board chair needs as we enter this next chapter in Revolution’s evolution.”
Revolution also announced it’s expanding to Arkansas, where it will be the exclusive strategic consulting partner to Delta Medical Cannabis, one one of five licensed cultivation and processing facilities in the state. Revolution recently expanded to Florida and acquired hemp-derived CBD pet products company HempVet.