Carter L. Dunkin

Carter Dunkin is a veteran communications and management consultant who advises leading business, financial and non-profit organizations. Over his career, he has managed strategic communications efforts for Fortune 100 companies and others, including the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Southwestern Bell, Emerson Electric, Anheuser-Busch and Advantage Capital Partners.

At the St. Louis Symphony, he served as director of communications where his role included supporting fund-raising and marketing efforts by helping the news media and other stakeholders understand the institution’s financial issues and business plan to address them.   Carter’s career includes 14 years at Fleishman-Hillard, one of the world’s leading full-service public relations firms.  From 1990 to 2000, he managed worldwide support for two of the firm’s largest clients. He also has worked at Advantage Capital, a specialized venture capital firm that uses state and federal tax credits to raise private funds for investment in economically distressed communities.

Before moving to St. Louis, Carter served as an editor at the Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News and Miami Herald. (As a result, he still takes grammar and punctuation seriously.)

In addition to joining the USO of Missouri advisory board earlier this year, his community, non-profit and professional affiliations have included the United Way of Greater St. Louis, Gateway Center for Giving, and the Better Business Bureau. He also served three years as national sponsorship chairman for the Porsche Club of America, an independent, non-profit organization with more than 75,000 members in the United States and Canada. He has been active in entrepreneurial education and mentoring through the Missouri Venture Forum and the Center for the Acceleration of African-American Business.

Carter and his wife, Cathy, live with their two dogs in Des Peres.