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Joe Betar

Joe Betar

Joe Betar

Executive Director

In his role as Executive Director, Joe provides leadership and management of all operational units, member relations, programs and external relationships for Houston Safari Club Foundation, Houston Safari Club and the HSC-PAC.

Joe is a leadership, operations and marketing executive with an extensive background in the outdoor and medical technology industries. From 2006 to 2012, he served as Vice President/COO and later as President/CEO, of Texas Trophy Hunters Association. He has also provided services, to various companies in the outdoor sector, as an operations and marketing consultant. From 1996-2006, Joe was with Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (now known as Acelity) where he helped lead the clinical programs, strategic development, sales planning and marketing departments for the global medical technology company.

He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Louisiana-Monroe (formerly Northeast Louisiana University) and is a licensed registered nurse, specializing in cardiology. In addition, Joe has completed Executive Education Programs at the Kellogg School of Management-Northwestern University and Columbia University Graduate School of Business Executive Education.

Joe has been affiliated as a member, liaison, committee member or board member for Texas Outdoor Writers Association, Professional Outdoor Media Association, Southeastern Outdoor Press Association, Safari Club International, National Shooting Sports Foundation, National Rifle Association, Texas Outdoor Partners, Something More Safaris, American Wildlife Conservation Partners, and Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation. He has served as a member of the Texas Mule Deer Advisory Committee, the Steering Committee for the American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP), the Steering Committee for Wildlife in the 21st Century: Recommendations for U.S. Conservation Principles for Incoming U.S. Presidential Administrations and serves as a Chair of the Federal Lands Hunting, Fishing & Shooting Sports Roundtable.

Joe and his wife Charlotte are both HSCF Life Members. They have 3 sons: Joshua, Zachary and Christopher. Joe grew up wandering the swamps, bayous and forests of northeast Louisiana. He has hunted and fished at home and abroad and has had an undying passion for the outdoors ever since his mother taught him how to fish and shoot his first BB gun.

Joe can be reached at the HSCF office by phone at 713-623-8844 or via e-mail at [email protected].

Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is a non-profit organization, exempt from federal income tax, under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. The charitable deduction for contributions to HSCF is the cash amount of the contribution, less the value of goods and services received, to the extent permitted by law. HSCF EIN 74-2177975. Please contact your tax advisor concerning deductibility of any payments as business deductions. HSCF is an independent organization, is not affiliated with Safari Club International (SCI) or its affiliates and is not a chapter or affiliate of any other organization.