Clark Hunt

2016 Inductee


Chairman & CEO of Kansas City Chiefs, FC Dallas

founding investor-operator in Major League Soccer

Southern Methodist University board of trustees

Actively involved in Harvesters and Lift Up America

Clark Hunt has been involved in the leadership of the Kansas City Chiefs and Futbol Club Dallas for more than a decade and currently serves as chairman and CEO for both organizations.

Over the last several years, Hunt has emerged as a leading voice among NFL owners. Hunt was one of 10 NFL owners charged by Commissioner Roger Goodell with negotiating the NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement which was completed in 2011.

In 2006, Hunt served on the eight-member commissioner search committee which recommended Goodell as the successor to then-Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. In 2007, Commissioner Goodell appointed Hunt to the NFL’s digital media and international committees, as well as the executive committee of the NFL management council. In 2011, Hunt was named chairman of the international committee and joined the league’s finance committee. This past year, Hunt was one of six NFL owners to serve on the Los Angeles relocation committee.

The Dallas, Texas, native is also a founding investor-operator in Major League Soccer. Hunt is actively involved in the continued growth of MLS and serves as a member of the MLS board of governors, MLS labor committee and as chairman of the product strategy committee.

Hunt graduated first in his class at Southern Methodist University in 1987, and was a two-time recipient of the university’s highest academic honor, the Provost Award for Outstanding Scholar. He was named one of the SMU Cox School of Business outstanding young alumni in 2004, and in 2005, he was appointed to the Cox School executive board of trustees. Hunt currently serves on the SMU board of trustees.

He is married to the former Tavia Shackles of Kansas City. The Hunts are actively involved in numerous philanthropic initiatives in both Kansas City and Dallas, including Harvesters and Lift Up America.

The Hunts have three children - Gracelyn, Knobel and Ava.