PAUL L. HUBBARD
Paul L. Hubbard was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio where he remained until graduation from high school; then moving to Detroit after college, before moving to Toledo, Ohio where he has resided since 1994.
Hubbard received his Bachelor of Science Degree (Business Education) from Ohio University (Athens) and his Master of Social Work in Community Organizing and Social Work Administration from Wayne State University.
Hubbard performed his Graduate Internship with State Senator Coleman Young.
While residing in Toledo, Ohio, Hubbard served in many civic and community services positions including Toledo's Director of Economic Development, Director of Neighborhoods, where he had oversight with: block grant funds; working with Community Development Corps; home funds; housing rehab, starts, inspections, permits, minor home repair and demolition; and the historic Preservation programs.
Hubbard was appointed by Toledo Mayor Carl Finkbeiner.
role as Director of Neighborhoods
oversaw the completion of over 1,500 new and rehabilitated housing units; a program that he
originated for low income individuals.
From positions held with the City of Toledo, Hubbard joined the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) where he was in charge of all HUD activity in northwest Ohio.
During that time, Hubbard's position was one of the 100 Community Builders that President Clinton selected from around the country.
In 1974, Hubbard joined New Detroit Inc.; a Michigan based community leadership coalition, as Director of their Community Self-Determination Division, and on February 1, 1989 was elected to serve as New Detroit's fifth president.
While in Michigan, Hubbard also served as the Deputy Director of Family and Neighborhood Services of Western Wayne County and taught marketing, accounting and data processing at Detroit's Northwestern and Cass Technical High Schools.
has written editorials for the Detroit News and Free Press
, the Michigan Chronicle
, and has presented monthly editorials on Channel 62, WJR am radio, WDTR am radio, and KISS fm radio in Toledo
Between 1980 and 2006, Hubbard held management positions with several national restaurant organizations.
He is a current franchisee and full-time manager of Church's Chicken restaurants in Cleveland, Ohio.
was a franchisee of Church's Chicken locations in Toledo
earned the status of being in the top 5% of Church's single store sales nationally.
e also has been in the Church's million-dollar club for five consecutive years in addition to receiving their "home town" hero award for his
charitable and volunteer efforts in Toledo
Among his many current business interests, Hubbard is also a full-time consultant serving as advisor to the Detroit Haven Group Project.
Hubbard is a Life Time Member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and is past national Vice President of the Association of Black Social workers.
Hubbard has served on the following boards: National Urban League; YMCA; University of Detroit School of Social Work; United Way in Detroit and Toledo; Diversified Youth; Franklin Wright Settlement; Goodwill Industries; Detroit Science Center; Marygrove College; Grand Valley State University; WTVS Channel 56; the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America; Harper Hospital Detroit; South West Hospital Detroit; and St. Vincent Hospital Foundation in Toledo.
has received over 150 awards, commendations, plaques; and honors in both Toledo
Ohio and Detroit Michigan, in recognition of his
outstanding achievements and contributions in community service.
Hubbard is proud to been raised to his position as a 33rd degree Master Mason, is a member of the Shriners, Detroit Guardsmen, Toledo Rotary, Toledo Boule, and is a long-time member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
Hubbard is also a trustee at Hartford Church in Detroit.