Magazine Online    The Authority On African-American Conventions, Incentives, & Leisure Travel
Industry Briefs
Converse Vice President Of Global Communications Terri Hines Joins TLF Bord Of Directors

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF)
welcomes Converse Vice President of Global Communications Terri Hines to its board of directors where she will serve as a member of the Alumni Committee, which engages alumni and helps provide opportunities to further their careers. Hines is responsible for leading integrated global communications strategy, including brand, entertainment, corporate, crisis, internal and philanthropy for the Converse brand across key markets including North America, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America. 

"I have been a long time supporter of TLF, personally and professionally. I remember vividly when Kim executed his vision to increase the pathways for ethnically diverse communicators. I am thrilled to join this incredible organization and contribute to its long-lasting success," said Hines.

Hines joined Converse, a subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. in October 2010 after holding the position of director of Communications for NIKE's Jordan Brand. For four years at Jordan Brand, she led integrated communications and entertainment strategy supporting the brand's premium athletic footwear, apparel and accessories, and their roster of Team Jordan athletes. She was also responsible for the redevelopment of the brand's corporate responsibility platform and spearheaded the launch of its philanthropic arm, Wings for the Future.  

Prior to becoming a NIKE executive, Hines spent 10 years at Nissan North America, Inc. holding various lead positions spanning communications, public affairs, multicultural marketing, lifestyle and entertainment. Additionally, she served as the executive director of the Nissan Foundation, and also led North America CEO Communications for Nissan's President & CEO, Carlos Ghosn during her tenure.

Currently, Hines is a member of the Board of Directors for the Ever Higher Fund; an honorary board member of Legacy Ladies Inc.; and a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

"I am very excited that Terri is joining TLF's Board of Directors," said TLF Chairman and CEO Kim L. Hunter. "Her leadership will play a pivotal role in helping to achieve the mission of the Foundation and helping ethnically diverse students into the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations."

For more information on TLF, visit

About The LAGRANT Foundation 

Since its inception in 1998, The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) has provided $1.83 million in scholarships to 286 students to continue its mission to increase the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations. With the generous support of its donors, TLF provides career & professional development workshops, scholarships, internships and full-time jobs and mentors to African American/Black, Alaska Native/Native American, Asian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students.