Speaker - Denton Florian
Topic - Sam Houston Insights
Denton Florian is a native Texan and graduate of both The University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University. After completing his MBA he served as the VP of Operations for a start up company that grew into the largest distributor of medical mobility equipment in the United States. He currently serves as the Director of Public Relations for Spirit of Texas Bank and has also worked with nonprofit organizations in the areas of strategic planning, team building and organizational change. He is a Paul Harris Fellow who serves in The Woodlands Rotary Club and is an active member of the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce.
A lifelong enthusiast of early American history, Mr. Florian organized and led the team that produced the celebrated documentary, Sam Houston, which won five EMMY Awards. It has also been recognized for excellence by concurrent resolutions of the Texas House and Senate, and by the Governor of Texas. Additionally, Mr. Florian created the film’s companion web site, www.samhoustonmovie.com, which is used by researchers and teachers all over the world. The film, web site, and the assets that have been collected in the project’s hard drives represent the largest collection of digital information on Sam Houston’s life that has ever been assembled.
He is a ‘Gold Seal’ Airline Transport Rated Flight Instructor who is also a backpacker, photographer, fisherman and gardener who volunteered for many years with the Boy Scouts. He and his wife of 29 years, Mary Lou, live in Spring, Texas with their two children, Mindy and Daniel, and their dog, Moose.