Who's Who of Top Executives

Hunter Chase Gentry

Title: Director, Historic Main Street Oxford
Company: City of Oxford
Location: Oxford, Alabama, United States

Hunter Chase Gentry, Director of Historic Main Street Oxford with the City of Oxford, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in economic development.

Mr. Gentry began working for the City of Oxford in 2014 while attending college. Employed in his current role since 2017, he effectively collaborates with downtown Oxford business owners and other stakeholders in the city to encourage community and economic development. Under his direction, Oxford completed a $3.5 million street project in its downtown area. He additionally serves as director of the Oxford Business League.

Having earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Jacksonville State University in 2019, Mr. Gentry is now pursuing a master’s degree in public administration. An accomplished writer, he is the co-author of “Images of America: Oxford,” which was published in 2021. To broaden his skills and knowledge in his field, he maintains memberships with the Economic Development Association and Main Street America.

Mr. Gentry’s expertise in political science and downtown community, and economic development helped the City of Oxford garner the award for Excellence in Planning for Public Space in 2019, as well as the Larry K. Sylvester Small Business Advocate award in 2020 from the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce. Committed to continuing his work in municipal government, he believes it is important to take pride in where you live and work.

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