Larry Payne has more than thirty years of experience in public service, education and not-for-profit leadership. He has served as President and CEO of Houston Habitat for Humanity and as Chairman of the Education Foundation of Harris County. Payne has held positions in city, state and congressional government, including stints as District Director for congressmen Mickey Leland and Chris Bell, Deputy City Controller under former Houston Controller George Grenias, and Director of Houston City Council’s agenda under former Houston Mayor Kathy Whitmire. He has received the Knights of St. Peter Claver Justice award undefined a national honor undefined for outstanding community service.
Larry Payne, known in Houston as a champion of social justice, has dedicated his life’s work to his community. As the host of “Dialogue Houston,” a weekly TV show, and “Interchange,” a weekly
Pacifica radio show, he explores ways in which we can create sustainable leadership, personal transformation and authentic involvement for individuals and organizations. Now he introduces a collection of essays on servant leadership by men and women across the broad spectrum of
Mr. Payne will be discussing his book on servant leadership, “The Heart of Houston”. Servant leadership is a management style that focuses on people, work, and community spirit, with a deep understanding of identity, vision, and environment. In the most basic sense, a servant leader is one who leads by serving his or her community.
has been known by many monikers since its founding in 1836, but one of the most profound characteristics of this energetic, diverse and positive city is its open, giving heart.