Curtis Hazel

Community Engagement Director

Working at the intersection of community resources and nonprofit initiatives, Curtis Hazel merges the two to assist in creating new lanes for clients of Operation New Hope in his role as Community Engagement Director. Operation New Hope provides support, life and job skills training for people with a history of involvement with the criminal justice system. “We deal in the currency of transformed lives and communities and we demonstrate our wealth in terms of data analytics and success stories of those we serve”, says Curtis.

Prior to joining the Operation New Hope staff, Mr. Hazel delivered leading-edge workforce development technology and resources to the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program through Corporate America Supports You. Mr. Hazel is a 20 year veteran of the property & casualty insurance industry, most recently as owner of Hazel Partners LLC, which was sold in 2017.

Mr. Hazel is a member of the Honorable Company of Past Chairmen, also known as the Red Coats, a distinction received after serving as Tournament Chairman of THE PLAYERS Championship in 2012. During his term as Tournament Chairman, Curtis led more than 2,200 volunteers and raised over $6.5 million in hosting the PGA TOUR’s major championship at TPC Sawgrass.

Mr. Hazel has been a Board member for the Jacksonville School for Autism since 2007.

Curtis and his wife, Jenny Hazel, reside in St Augustine, Florida with their two children, McKenna and Jackson.

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