Leadership and Board

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Hunter L. Hunt

Immediate Past Chair

Hunt has a deep passion for community colleges that compelled him to join the Foundation board in 2005. Apart from his current post as chairman of the board, he continues to provide his valuable expertise and support in other ways to advance the excellence of Dallas College and its service to the community.

Hunt chairs the Foundation's STEM Initiative committee and helped expand the DCCCD STEM Institute through his support. He joined the Foundation’s executive team in 2010 as chairman-elect before assuming his post as chairman this year.

Hunt is CEO of Hunt Consolidated Energy, the holding company for Hunt Oil, Hunt Power, and the other energy activities of the Dallas-based Ray L. Hunt family. Hunt Oil Company is one of the largest privately-owned energy companies in the world, engaging in exploration and production, as well as liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Hunt is the founder and chairman of Sharyland Utilities, L.P., a regulated electric utility within Texas. Sharyland was the first greenfield utility created in the United States since the late 1960s. Over the years, Hunt Power and its subsidiaries have worked closely with Sharyland Utilities on a variety of innovative energy projects.

Hunt took a leave of absence from the Hunt organization in 1999 and 2000 to work for the George W. Bush campaign for President, where he served in the policy group focusing on energy, taxes and the budget.

Hunt graduated summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University, earning bachelor’s degrees with honors in both economics and political science. He serves in several capacities at SMU, including the Engineering School’s executive board. He is also co-founder of the Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Institute of Engineering and Humanity, which focuses on bringing innovative technological and business solutions to the global poor.