Josh Hunt is Executive Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors for Hunt Companies, Inc. In addition, Mr. Hunt is President of the Hunt Family Foundation, and serves on several other Hunt governance boards and committees.
Founded in 1947, Hunt Companies, Inc. (Hunt) is today a holding company that invests in businesses focused in the real estate and infrastructure markets. The activities of Hunt’s affiliates and investees include investment management, mortgage banking, direct lending, loan servicing, asset management, property management, development, construction, consulting and advisory. The platforms employ over 6,000 people.
In addition to his duties at Hunt Companies, Mr. Hunt is a board member of the Borderplex Alliance, member of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) President’s Athletic Advisory Council, Vice Chair of Hospitals of Providence Governing Board, a founding board member of the new El Paso Children’s Museum, chairman of the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation Board, Texas Tech Foundation Board, and currently co-chairing the Center Against Sexual & Family Violence Capital Campaign. Mr. Hunt has served on numerous other civic, non-profit and professional boards. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) El Paso/Juarez and Aspen Chapters, Urban Land Institute, and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
As Chairman and CEO of MountainStar Sports Group (MSSG), Mr. Hunt participated in the successful effort to acquire the Tucson Padres, a Triple-A Baseball affiliate of the San Diego Padres which began play as the rebranded El Paso Chihuahuas in a $75 million, state-of-the-art Ballpark in the heart of downtown El Paso in spring of 2014, as part of a regional economic development initiative. Southwest University Park and the El Paso Chihuahuas received numerous awards and recognition from many publications in 2014, including Ballpark of the Year. In 2015, MSSG invested in a newly-awarded soccer franchise, FC Juarez Bravos, in Juarez, MX (Ascenso MX league), where he serves as a board member. Mr. Hunt is also on the board of directors of Minor League Baseball’s Pacific Coast League, Triple-A Baseball. In 2018, MSSG was awarded an expansion team in the United Soccer League (USL) which is the second division of the United States Soccer Federation and the team will begin play in 2019. Mr. Hunt serves as a Board of Governor of the United Soccer League.
Mr. Hunt has received numerous awards and honors, including being named El Pasoan of the Year by El Paso Inc. as part of the group that brought Triple-A Baseball to El Paso.
Mr. Hunt graduated from The Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor's Degree in Real Estate/Finance and also earned an MS Degree, with honors, in Real Estate and Construction Management from the Daniels School of Business at the University of Denver.