CURE Welcomes New COO

For immediate release: October 18, 2022

Brett Hagerman brings diverse experience in nonprofit foundations and international business. 

Washington, D.C. – The Center for Urban Renewal and Education embarks on a new era of leadership this month with the arrival of Brett Hagerman as its new Chief Operating Officer. Hagerman graduated from DePauw University and obtained his Juris Doctor from the Indiana University School of Law in 1998. He has more than twenty-four years of experience serving nonprofits and international legal firms in revenue-building roles, most recently with Arantzazu Abogados, SLP in Salamanca, Spain, where he served since 2020.

CURE founder and president Star Parker touted Mr. Hagerman’s credentials in her welcoming statement: “Mr. Hagerman has served in a director and executive director role over decades of service in mission-based organizations. We are thrilled he is joining us and have every expectation that his leadership will launch a new era of growth and impact for our efforts to revitalize the black community through our policy institute, clergy association and media center.”

Hagerman’s areas of expertise include expanding and strengthening fundraising operations, establishing new revenue streams, and cultivating deep and long-lasting relationships with stakeholders. Hagerman gives credit for his success to his Faith, his family and friends, and a series of incredible mentors: “I am so excited to lead CURE at this time in its long history. My mentors in my previous roles have prepared me for this incredible honor. I don’t intend to waste a second of it.”

“Brett Hagerman is the perfect choice to expand the work that we’ve done over the past two years,” said Austin Stone, who served as CURE interim COO through Beck & Stone, a brand management consultancy, where he is a Founding Partner. “It’s been an honor to hold this position, and it’s a privilege to pass it on to such an eminently qualified hire. I owe Star Parker much gratitude and thanks for trusting me with this opportunity.”

Brett Hagerman’s arrival as COO follows the recent National Annual Policy Summit this month, which is CURE’s yearly capstone on the action and message of its scholars and staff. His leadership will focus the organization’s goals over the next year as CURE spreads the word through our policy institute, clergy association, and media center.


CURE is a policy and research center dedicated to fighting poverty and restoring dignity through messages of faith, freedom and personal responsibility.  

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