Ray Lee Hunt
is a Dallas
businessman whose association with Hunt Oil Company
began in 1958 as a summer employee in the oil fields
. He was educated at Southern Methodist University
(SMU) and received a degree in economics
in June 1965. While at SMU, he was designated a University Scholar, served on the student
senate, received the Outstanding Business Student Award and was president of his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta.
Hunt now serves as Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO of Hunt Consolidated, Inc.; Chairman of the Board and CEO of
Hunt Oil Company; and Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President, RRH Corporation. He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hunt Private Equity Group since its inception in 1990. 
Hunt was appointed in October 2001 by President
George Walker Bush to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.
Hunt joined the
Halliburton Company Board in 1998. He is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and member of the Audit and the Management Oversight Committees. He also serves as a member of the boards of directors of PepsiCo, Inc., King Ranch, Inc., Electronic Data Systems Corporation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and Security Capital Group Incorporated. 
Hunt currently serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C.; the Board of Trustess for the [George Bush Presidential Library Foundation George Bush Presidential Library Foundation; the Board of Advisors for the Maguire Energy Institute at SMU Cox School of Business; the Board of Directors of the Texas Research League; the executive committee of the Southwestern Medical Foundation in Dallas; and the Board of Trustees of Southern Methodist University.
Hunt has served as chairman of the National Petroleum Council in Washington, D.C. (an industry advisory organization for the Secretary of Energy) and served as its chairman from June 1991 to July 1994. In 1980-81 he served as president of the Domestic Petroleum Council  He is currently a member of the board of directors of the American Petroleum Institute. He also has served as president of the Dallas Petroleum Club.
In 1987, Hunt was given The Order of Marib by the government of the Republic of Yemen. He is the only non-Yemeni ever to be so designated.