CFCArts names new CEO

Terrance Hunter, who joined Central Florida Community Arts team in 2019, was named CEO earlier this week.

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Central Florida Community Arts has named Terrance Hunter as its new CEO. 

CFCArts, a nonprofit organization that exists to build and serve the community through the arts, kicked off in 2011. 

Since then, the organization has grown exponentially to become the nation’s largest community choir, Florida’s largest symphony orchestra, a flourishing community theatre and to offer a multitude of performing arts programs for students of all ages.  

Hunter, who joined CFCArts in 2019, was named CEO earlier this week by the nonprofit's board of directors. 

The board was unanimous in appointing Hunter, whose selection comes only a year after being named vice president of operations and education.

“Terrance (Hunter) is remarkably forward-thinking and observing his leadership over the last year has been impressive,” Jessica Guthrie, CFCArts’ board chair, said. “He has our full support and we are thrilled to have him lead the organization into the next chapter.” 

Hunter started his journey with the arts organization as the senior director of programs. He then served as interim executive director and became vice president of operations and education in September 2021.

CFCArts said that under his leadership in these roles, the organization has experienced growth in both membership and community impact.

According to the nonprofit, this past summer more than three thousand students experienced arts programming and camps. In early 2022, Hunter shepherded the first endowment in the organization's history, a gift in excess of $250,000 to benefit youth programs.  

In addition to his mass background of experience, Hunter serves on the boards of Hope CommUnity Center, the National Alliance for Music in Vulnerable Communities and is the president-elect of the Central Florida Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals.

“At CFCArts our performances are truly a celebration of the community and the relationships our members build as they gather to experience the joys the arts bring,” Hunter said. “What I love most about this organization is our ability to make every stage in the community a place for every member of the community.”

Hunter will share his future vision for the organization at the upcoming annual CFCArts breakfast on Friday, Sept. 30. 

For tickets to the event, click here. For more information on CFCArts, click here. 



Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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