Name: 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