President, FC Dallas
Vice President, Hunt Sports Group
Daniel Hunt is beginning his tenth year as Vice President of Hunt Sports Group, the parent company of FC Dallas, and his third season as President of FC Dallas. He also serves as a member of the MLS Board of Governors.
Hunt spent years working on the design and construction of Toyota Stadium and Toyota Soccer Center with his late father and American sports icon, Lamar Hunt. Since the venue’s opening in 2005, Dan Hunt has used the venue to help establish FC Dallas as the leader in youth development in North America. Toyota Soccer Complex, a 145-acre facility complete with 17 professional-grade soccer fields, has quickly become one the most rewarding stadium designs in professional sports. Rated as one of only two five-star facilities by the 2011 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Rankings, Toyota Soccer Center has helped FC Dallas sign an MLS record 13 Homegrown players to the MLS side in six years.
Hunt continued to assist in the development of FC Dallas Youth and the FC Dallas Academy prior to the Under-18 academy team’s back-to-back trips to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Final. FC Dallas’ U18 Academy Team captured its first U.S.S.D.A. National Championship in 2012, a first for any MLS academy at the U18 level, when it defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 3-2, at BBVA Compass Stadium on July 22.
Hunt assumed the day-to-day operations of FC Dallas in late 2012 and was officially named President of FC Dallas on Jan. 20, 2014. The 38-year-old Dallas, Texas native now leads the club’s business operations and works closely with the technical staff to help FC Dallas reach its goals both on and off the field.
Outside of his responsibilities with FC Dallas, Hunt took on a greater role in overseeing the Hunt family’s long-standing interest in the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. During the 2010 season, Hunt assisted in the renovation of Arrowhead Stadium. He also represents the family at NFL meetings, along with his brother, Clark Hunt.
Hunt also serves as Vice President and General Partner of Hilltop Capital Development, a privately owned real estate and oil and gas investment enterprise. He began his business career as Vice President of New Business Development for Gemini Voice Solutions in New York City, a provider of voice-over internet protocol for home-to-home calling in the United States.
Hunt graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2000 earning a degree in Business Administration and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Hunt was born on Nov. 21, 1976 in Dallas, Texas, and graduated from the St. Mark’s School of Texas in 1996. Hunt is married (Feb. 18. 2012) to the former Toni Munoz of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Hunts are actively involved in a number of charities in North Texas including Dallas Museum of Art, America Scores, Fashion Group International, among others. They have one daughter, Darlington.