Lamar Hunt, Jr.
Founder, Loretto Properties, LLC
Lamar Hunt Jr. is the founder of Loretto Holdings, which owns a group of organizations built on the Christian ideals of using wealth and other resources to foster family and community by helping those who are less fortunate. In 2010, Lamar, Jr. founded Loretto Properties, LLC, a real estate investment company specializing in the operation and management of residential properties located in metropolitan Kansas City. He expanded his real estate business activities by creating Loretto Commercial Properties to renovate a historic Kansas City, Kansas commercial office building, and Loretto Commercial Development to pursue additional real estate opportunities in the greater Kansas City area. Lamar Jr. also formed LHJr Funding to finance real estate property and business ventures in the Kansas City and Dallas, Texas markets. In addition, Lamar Jr. serves on the board of directors of Hunt Midwest Enterprises, a real estate development company based in Kansas City, Missouri.
Lamar Jr. founded Loretto Sports Ventures to facilitate the growth of sports teams and other assets in the Kansas City area. He is the owner and President of the Kansas City Mavericks, a member team of the professional East Coast Hockey League, which plays its home games in the Independence, Missouri Events Center. Under Lamar Jr.’s leadership the Mavericks have established affiliations with the New York Islanders and Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League. Lamar Jr. also owns and serves as President of the Topeka Pilots, a member team of the amateur North American Hockey League that plays home games in the Topeka Expocentre in Topeka, Kansas. Through Loretto Sports Ventures, Lamar Jr. continues to promote the sport of ice hockey in Kansas City by expanding area youth hockey programs and adding additional ice rink arenas needed to grow the sport in the region.
Lamar Jr. founded Loretto Foundation as a private charitable organization to fund philanthropic giving throughout the United States. In 2018, Lamar Jr. was named a recipient of the prestigious St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award given annually by the National Catholic Education Association to those devoted to Catholic education. He has served on the Case Review Task Force appointed by Archbishop Joseph Naumann, which formulated recommendations for the future growth of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas. Lamar Jr. was instrumental in the building of the new St. Michael the Archangel High School in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and in the major renovation of the St. Thomas Aquinas High School facility in Overland Park, Kansas. He is a member of the board of the Hunt Family Foundation and also serves on the Advisory Board of the Catholic Radio Network, a religious broadcasting group operating radio stations in the greater Kansas City, Wichita, and Denver markets.
Lamar Jr. graduated from the University of Cincinnati College‐Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music Degree and completed a Master of the Arts degree in counseling at Dallas Baptist University. He was a flutist in the Kansas City Symphony for nine seasons. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Kansas and Missouri, where he works with neglected and abused teenagers, homeless men with addiction problems, and families in crisis. Lamar Jr. lives in Leawood, Kansas with his wife, Rita. They are the proud parents of nine children and have eight grandchildren.
Lamar Jr. is a member of the founding family of the Kansas City Chiefs, a member club of the National Football League, and serves on the team’s advisory board. As founding investors, the Hunt family remains an owner of the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association and the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Hunt family also founded and originally owned the Columbus Crew and Kansas City Wizards (now Sporting KC) Major League Soccer team franchises. Hunt family members continue to own and operate FC Dallas, an inaugural MLS member franchise, and Toyota Stadium which houses the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame.