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 relocated to Houston from San Antonio. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jessica Welch – Office Manager
Originally from Colorado, Jessica moved to Texas in middle school. She attended Texas A&M University and graduated in 2008 with a degree in English. During her time in College Station she gained valuable experience in journalism as a writer for the campus newspaper, The Battalion.
After graduation, she worked for a website company in College Station where she designed, hosted, and maintained websites for car dealerships around the country. She moved to Houston in 2009 and for four years helped manage a medical office. When she was offered the chance to work for the Houston Safari Club, she jumped at the opportunity.
Employed by HSC since December 2012, Jessica helps with many different facets of the organization – handling grants requests, serving as the Exhibits Coordinator, and managing all financial aspects of the club, just to name a few. She can be reached at the HSC office at 713-623-8844 or via email at email@example.com.