President Pace Communications – Greensboro, North Carolina & U.S. Ambassador to Finland 2001
As founder and president of Pace Communications, the largest custom-publishing company in the United States, Bonnie McElveen-Hunter is one of the nation’s most successful female entrepreneurs. Pace Communications is best known for publishing the in-flight magazines of Delta Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways as well as magazines for companies like IGA, Holiday Inn Express, Radisson Hotels, and others. In addition, Pace produces Elegant Bride magazine and is involved in the in-flight audio and video entertainment business. Pace titles are read by more than 11 million people every month and the company is one of the most award-winning publishing companies in America. Ms. Hunter serves on the international board of directors for Habitat for Humanity and serves on the National United Way Leadership Board. She is a member of the Committee of 200, a worldwide group of prominent women business leaders. Ms. Hunter recently received the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the National Foundation for Women Legislators and is a recipient of the Athena Award, given by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for her business and civic activities. She served on the Department of Commerce Transition Team and the Inauguration Committee for the Women Business Leaders Forum at the White House. The past October (2001), Ms. Hunter was confirmed by the United States Senate as our nation’s Ambassador to Finland, a post she assumes in December. Ms. Hunter and her husband, Bynum, reside in Greensboro, North Carolina and are the parents of a college-aged son.