Professionally, Joe Hosmer has had a successful career of over three decades as a business professional and entrepreneur. In 1979, Joe established MOUNTAIN, LTD.™ and over the following 28 years, his firm evolved to become a leading provider of telecom staffing, and direct placement services, on a worldwide basis. Joe resigned as Chairman, President, and CEO when he and his wife Sandy sold the firm in January of 2007.
At present, he remains active as an Independent Consultant, who coaches corporate owners in the ‘fine art of growing a business.’ Joe also serves as President of Durham~Hunt, Ltd. a real property corporation which he owns with his wife Sandy.
Joe also has sat on the Board of Directors of five communications (Telecom, CATV, and ISP) related corporations and three Professional Trade Associations.
In 2003, Joe was appointed to the Business Advisory Council (BAC), which is affiliated with the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). Later he became a member of the Presidential Business Commission. He was recognized in 2004 with the ‘Ronald Regan Republican Gold Medal’ “…for his support of conservative initiatives within the business community”. In 2005 he won the ‘Business Man of the Year’ award, for the state of Maine.
Also in 2004 Hosmer served on the five person Board of Directors of Maine’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Council, the group that orchestrated (with SCI’s help) the defeat of the Human Society of the United States (HSUS) authored Maine Bear Referendum.
Joe is a life long hunter who resides in Hunt, Texas with his wife, Sandy. The Hosmers also ‘summer’ along the coast of Maine where they resided for forty years prior to relocating to Texas. Sandy has served as the Maine Chapter of Safari Club International President, Fund Raising Chair, and the Maine State Coordinator for the Sportsman Against Hunger program. Joe is also a member of the Maine Chapter; the Texas Hill Country Chapter; the Central Texas Chapter; and the Alamo Chapter. Additionally he is a Charter Member of the New Hampshire Chapter. Joe joined SCI in 1993, and has been active on the Chapter, National and International levels ever since.
He is a life member of SCI and the SCIF Sables, as well as a life member of the Maine Chapter of SCI. In addition to his Safari Club International and Safari Club International Foundation involvement, he sits on the Quail Unlimited Board of Directors and is a proud member of the Ruff Grouse Society, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, Grand Slam/Ovis, the Gordon Setter Club of America and other like-minded organizations.
In 2005 and 2008, Joe was most honored to be a recipient of SCI’s President’s Award at the Reno Convention.
Joe has served on the SCI and SCIF Executive Committee from 2003 to 2010. During these years, as an officer, he was elected into the position of Vice President or Corporate Treasurer. He stepped away from the Executive Committee to serve the Foundation as its President.