SCI To Move Business Office To Texas

Safari Club International recently announced their intent to move their business office and member services operation from Tucson to San Antonio, Texas. Speaking with a representative today, I was told that any moves for other parts of the organization were up in the air. Currently, they have their executive offices, museum, business office, and member services in Tucson. They also have a center for their advocacy staff headed by Ben Cassidy in Washington, DC.

Here is their press release on the move:

October 31, 2023

This week, Safari Club International (SCI) announced its decision to relocate its North American office for business and member services from Tucson, Arizona, to San Antonio, Texas, in 2024. This move is a watershed moment in SCI’s history and heralds a new era of growth as we continue to be First for Hunters and champions of wildlife conservation across the nation and around the world. 

SCI’s decision to relocate its Tucson office to San Antonio will enhance its operational efficiency while allowing for a greater strategic focus on SCI’s core mission. San Antonio will provide SCI with a more central geographic location for its stakeholders and membership while simultaneously allowing for even closer collaboration with the advocacy staff of SCI’s Armand and Mary Brachman Advocacy Center – the “Hunters’ Embassy” – in Washington, D.C. 

 “I am excited to make this announcement that reflects months of thoughtful deliberation and discussion,” said SCI CEO W. Laird Hamberlin. “This move will provide SCI with a wide range of benefits, including superior market conditions, the most hunter-friendly political environment, and an advantageous location for coordination with the widest variety of key partners. We look forward to SCI’s bright future in San Antonio!”  

This is just an educated guess on my part but I would say SCI probably has more members in Texas than any other state so this move would make sense. I do not think this move is meant to take anything away from either the Dallas Safari Club or the Houston Safari Club.