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Joe Betar


Joe Betar

Joe Betar

Executive Director

Joe is an operations, marketing and sales executive with an extensive background in the outdoor industry. From 2006 to 2012, he served as Vice President/COO and later as President, of Texas Trophy Hunters Association. Prior to that, Joe was with Kinetic Concepts, Inc. for 10 years, where he helped lead the clinical programs, strategic development, sales planning and marketing departments for the global medical technology company.

Most recently, he served as a management and marketing strategist for businesses within the hunting, shooting, fishing and outdoor television space. 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 and Something More Safaris. Joe and his wife Charlotte are both HSC Life Members. They have 3 sons: Joshua, Zachary and Christopher.

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. In addition, Joe serves as Executive Director of HSC’s charitable arm, the American Conservation and Education Society (ACES).

Joe can be reached at the HSC office by phone at 713-623-8844 or via e-mail at joe@houstonsafariclub.org.

Houston Safari Club (HSC) is a non-profit organization, exempt from federal income tax, under section 501(c)(4) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Payments to HSC are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Please contact your tax advisor concerning deductibility of any payments as business deductions. HSC EIN: 76-0082197. HSC 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.