Joshua W. Hunt

Woody Hunt, WestStar Bank Director, Hunt Companies, Inc. Chairman, CEO
Executive Vice President of Hunt Companies, Inc. | Director since 2021

Joshua W. 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 on the Investment and Executive Committees, as well as several affiliate board and executive capacities. In addition, Mr. Hunt is President of the Hunt Family Foundation and chairs the Hunt Family Council.

Founded in 1947, Hunt Companies, Inc. (Hunt) is a diversified and international family-owned holding company that invests in real estate assets, infrastructure and real-asset focused operating businesses. Today, the platforms employ over 4,000 people.

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. In addition to his duties at Hunt Companies, Mr. Hunt serves as Founding Chairman of the Board for the El Paso Children’s Museum and Science Center (La Nube) a $75 million Public/Private partnership opening in 2024, and is on the board (former Chairman) of the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Borderplex Alliance, and, is on the board of the education-focused Trellis Foundation based in Austin, TX and serves on the Investment Advisory Committee. Mr. Hunt is also on the board for the Paso del Norte Foundation, and the Texas State History Museum. He is also a member of the Texas Business Leadership Council and the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) El Paso/Juarez Chapter.

Mr. Hunt is Chairman 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.

MountainStar Sports Group owns the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A Baseball affiliate of the San Diego Padres and El Paso Locomotive FC, a franchise team of the United Soccer League (USL), the second division of the United States Soccer Federation. MSSG is majority owner of FC Juarez Bravos, that represents the Borderplex as a first-division soccer club of LIGA MX, where he serves on the board. Mr. Hunt serves as the control person for the El Paso Chihuahua’s, and El Paso Locomotive FC, he is also on the Board of Governors of the United Soccer League (USL).

Mr. Hunt has received numerous awards and honors, including being named El Pasoan of the Year by El Paso Inc. in 2014, a shared honor with MSSG for bringing Triple-A Baseball to El Paso; and to the El Paso Business Hall of Fame by Junior Achievement in 2019.

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.  Mr. Hunt has been a director of WestStar Bank since 2021.