Josh Hunt is Executive Vice President of Hunt Companies, Inc, headquartered in El Paso, Texas. He is a member of Hunt Companies’ Board of Directors where he serves in several affiliate board capacities and on numerous committees. In addition, Mr. Hunt is President of the Hunt Family Foundation.
Mr. Hunt has long been a supporter of his city and the Borderplex region and has served on numerous civic, non-profit, and professional boards and committees. He currently serves as Chairman of the Governing Board of The Hospitals of Providence (Memorial and Sierra), is Chairman of the El Paso Children’s Museum where he is a founding board member and is Chairman of the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation Board. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Borderplex Alliance, a member of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) President’s Athletic Advisory Council, and serves on the board of directors of Minor League Baseball’s Pacific Coast League, on the Board of Governors of the United Soccer League (USL), and is on the board of the education-focused Trellis Foundation. He is also a director of WestStar Title, a division of WestStar Bank, and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) El Paso/Juarez Chapter.
Mr. Hunt is Chairman and CEO of MountainStar Sports Group (MSSG), an entity formed by Mr. Hunt and his father, Woody Hunt, and another El Paso family to promote regional economic development through sports and entertainment.
In 2012, MSSG acquired the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres and moved the team to El Paso. In 2014 the new El Paso Chihuahuas began play in Southwest University Park, a $75 million downtown Ballpark built as a public/private initiative of MSSG and the City of El Paso. In 2015, MSSG invested in an Ascenso MX (second division) soccer franchise with several prominent Mexican families and built the FC Juárez Bravos, a soccer club playing in Benito Juarez Stadium in Juarez, Mexico. In 2019, MSSG was awarded an expansion-team franchise in the United Soccer League (USL), the second division of the United States Soccer Federation. El Paso Locomotive FC began play at Southwest University Park in 2019. That same year, MSSG and its Mexican partners acquired Lobos BUAP, a first-division soccer club of LIGA MX, and moved the club to Juarez. The new FC Juarez Bravos will play as the Borderplex’s first Liga MX team since 2010.
Mr. Hunt has received numerous awards and honors, including being named El Pasoan of the Year by El Paso Inc., a shared honor with MSSG for bringing 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. He also earned an MS degree with honors in Real Estate and Construction Management from the Daniels School of Business at the University of Denver.