Boettner joined HRI in 1997 as acquisition officer and assumed the
responsibility of co-chairman of the board and chief administrative
officer of the company in January, 2000.
Before he came to HRI, Boettner in 1977 founded News on Wheels magazine, a photo classified ad publication for automobiles and other vehicles. After selling the publication to Add, Inc, a division of the Milwaukee Journal, he served as Louisiana president, leading the publishing and commercial printing business of the company.
He is a member of the Fore!Kids Foundation since 1988 and served as 2012 tournament chairman of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans PGA TOUR event.