Buffany N. Hunter is the President of the Junior League of Los Angeles, one of Los Angeles’ most recognizable, largest, and oldest women’s civic leadership organizations. As an entrepreneur and transformative change-promoter, Buffany has dedicated 15 plus years’ to inspiring and leading strategic initiatives and organizational change in local government and the nonprofit sector. She is a communications consultant who has also held positions with the City of Santa Monica, University of California, Los Angeles, and the United Negro College Fund, among other public sector organizations.
"For a long time, I've played it safe and I'm not sure why. I'm using this time to put my thoughts into action. I would tell others to do the same, be ambitious. There is no reason to play it safe."10 March 2021
"What I believe to be most important is that you are able to tell your story and convince people to come on a journey with you. When you know your story, I believe everything else will follow."10 March 2021
"I am Black. I am a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first Black sorority, worship at a predominantly Black church and I attended a predominantly Black high school. I also occupy many spaces where I am the only or one of few, I graduated from UC Berkeley, worked for the Santa Monica Fire Department and I’m a member of JLLA, a predominately white women’s organization. Regarding the predominately white spaces, some didn’t make me feel like an other while some I felt like I couldn’t be myself. I know what it's like to feel watched, to bite your tongue and be misunderstood. I would never want to contribute to another person feeling this way. I think when we create spaces that honor diversity, value inclusion and stand on equity, we can sit back and marvel at the amazing things that are going to happen for all of us. I want to contribute to this."10 March 2021