El Paso, Texas—Hunt Companies Inc. today announced the appointment of Chris Hunt as president and chief operating officer.
Chris Hunt, a 20-year veteran of Hunt Companies, will succeed Mike Hunt, who held the position of president and chief operating officer since 1987. Chris Hunt will retain his position as the Company’s chief investment officer. Mike Hunt will serve in a new role as vice chair of the board of directors while retaining his position as president and CEO of Hunt’s construction services division – Hunt Building Company Ltd.
Mike Hunt joined the Company in 1971 as a field engineer. During his tenure, he has held the positions of office engineer, estimator, superintendent, project manager, and developer. Since 1984, Mike Hunt has lead the construction and contract services operations of the company.
Hunt also announced that Ryan Luxon will succeed Chris Hunt as president of Hunt Development Group LLC. Ryan has served as an executive vice president and executive director at Hunt for the last five years. He will continue to act as president and chief investment officer of Hunt Investment Management LLC, a SEC-Registered Investment Advisor, and as a member of the board of directors for Hunt’s affiliate, LEDIC Management Group, LLC.
In recent years, Hunt Companies has strengthened its governance and succession planning while experiencing company-wide growth and diversification. In 2012, Hunt added five external directors to maintain long-term organizational sustainability, and named Clay Parker as executive vice president and chief financial officer in August 2013.