Movers & Shakers

5-1XDanXNewmanName:  Dan Newman

Occupation: CEO, Houston Methodist St. John Hospital

Hometown: Clinton, Miss.

Family: Wife, Shannon, and daughters, Grace (14) and Claire (9)

My favorite writer is: John Grisham

Someone I’d like to meet: Mick Jagger

If I could switch places with someone for just one day, I’d choose:  My grandmother.  She’ll be 100 in January and has seen and experienced so many things.  I would love to have her perspective on life.

My favorite performers are:  Taj Mahal, Shineyribs, Aerosmith

I like to spend my leisure time:  Working in my yard, traveling, cooking

If I could travel any place, I’d go to:  Dover, England to see the white cliffs

My favorite meal is:  My wife’s cabbage and sausage with cornbread in a cast iron skillet

As a youngster, I wanted to grow up to be:  Batman

You’ll never catch me:  Sleeping in on the weekends.  Life is too short to sleep it away!

The thing that bugs me the most is: Not accepting responsibility for one’s actions

My favorite movie is: Goodfellas

Few people know:  That I’m licensed as a private pilot and have flown my family cross country

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