About Matt

Matthew Hunt was born and raised in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicagoland and is one of two kids of Larry and Mary Hunt. As a child, Matt attended public grammar schools in both Tinley Park and Orland Park and then went onto attend high school at Marist. While at Marist High School, Matt played golf and hockey. As a little known factoid, Matt and his Marist Hockey teammates played the last high school state championship at the old Chicago Stadium!

After high school, Matt went onto pursue his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration—Economics at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. After graduating from Creighton, Matt came back to Illinois and held a variety of careers to give him the broad business background that Matt has today. In 2002, Matt decided to bring his breadth of business experience to his family’s property and casualty insurance agency, Hunt Insurance Group, where Matt marks the 3rd generation. His agency proudly serves the insurance needs of businesses, organized labor, trade associations, families and individuals since 1957.

Matt and his wife, Joy, live near historic downtown Frankfort along with their rescued Australian Cattle Dog and German Shepherd. Matt is the proud father of two children (16 year old daughter and a 12 year old son). Matt and his family are very active and love to head over to the Old Plank Trail for a run or bike ride. You can usually find the Hunts dinning out in the District’s fantastic restaurant options.

Matt also gives of his time to numerous political and non-political appointments, non-profit organizations, and sports organizations. Below are a few of the organizations that Matt is or has worked with over the years:

  • Board Member of the Illinois State Fire Marshall Elevator Safety Division
  • Trustee of the Palos Heights Police Pension Board
  • Immediate past Board Chairman of Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
  • St. Jude Ice Hockey House Program Hockey Director
  • Head Ice Hockey Coach for St. Jude Knights at the 12U age level
  • Previous Assistant Softball Coach with the 16U Mizuno Hawks