OKLAHOMA CITY – The newly named executive director of Oklahoma City’s Adventure District has deep family ties in Tulsa as well as personal business ties to Oklahoma City.
Brittani Hunter, who broke into the sports business as an event coordinator for the Oklahoma City Thunder, eventually became a sports agent, the first certified by the National Basketball Players Association in Oklahoma. She is also the owner and proprietor of Spiked, a unique coffee-cocktail establishment at 1732 NE 23rd in OKC.
Prior to her move to Oklahoma City, Hunter earned dual degrees in sports management and marketing at Oklahoma State University. She also holds a master’s in business administration with a focus on management from Southern Nazarene University.
Hunter grew up in Tulsa, where her family’s business ties extended back to the days of Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. According to the website for Spiked, her grandfather, London Joe (LJ) Farley, owned a dry-cleaning business for 56 years that became known as Tulsa’s longest-operating Black-owned business.
According to the site, Farley had a saying that has become one of his granddaughter’s guiding principles: “Take a stand, decide what you want to do, and just get after it.”
As executive director of OKC’s Adventure District, Hunter will be responsible for leading and managing the district, including bolstering fundraising, marketing members, and promoting the area’s momentum and opportunities for economic development. According to a release, she has a “passion for community engagement” stoked by her experience both with the Thunder and as a local entrepreneur and business owner. She has stated intentions to work closely with the OKCAD board to build relationships in the Adventure District and across the OKC to foster sustainable change in northeast Oklahoma City.
((Hunter) brings incredible experience and enthusiasm to this position, ”OKCAD Board Chair Dwight Lawson said. “Through her leadership, we are confident she will continue to propel the district forward while building on our mission and connections with our members, visitors and the community.”
The city has a lot invested in the Adventure District, home to some of the state’s top attractions including the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Remington Park, Oklahoma Science Museum, the Oklahoma City Zoo and the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex and Museum. More than 3.3 million people visit the district annually.
According to the release, Hunter has expressed eagerness to advocate for Oklahoma City and is ready to promote the diverse entertainment and development opportunities in the Adventure District. People are invited to meet her and to hear more about plans for the district at the OKCAD’s first “Afternoons in the Adventure District” event set for 4:30 pm May 19 at True Sky Credit Union, 5029 N. Martin Luther King Ave.