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Kent Panther


Miami University, Bachelor’s Degree, Marketing




Kent Panther is president and chief executive officer of Wray Ward, Charlotte’s largest marketing firm, with clients including Bonefish Grill, Crescent Communities, Floor & Decor, GE Appliances, LEVOLOR, Stanley Black & Decker and Sonos. During his tenure at Wray Ward, Panther has overseen insights and brand strategy, client engagement, project management, resourcing and business development, fostering better connections between critical client acquisition, service and delivery areas.

Panther has been invited to deliver insights to marketers and researchers at events including the American Home Furnishings Association conference, Hardware Marketing Council, Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) Summit, CEO Summit at Las Vegas Market and Housewares Show.

Prior to Wray Ward, Panther was the founder and president of Incite Communications, a strategic marketing communications firm. He also held management and supervisory positions at several agencies in the southeast where he worked with brands including McDonald’s, Michelin, Lowe’s and more.

Kent Panther

President and Chief Executive Officer

Wray Ward