Name: Todd Burns
Occupation: senior vice president, Commercial Banking for Bank of America in Dallas.
Birth date and place: Jan. 23, Rochester, N.Y.
Family: wife, Stacy; sons, Tyler, 11, Carter, 8.
The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: providing financial solutions that local businesses need to grow and succeed
My business philosophy is: Honesty is the cornerstone of all success.
If I could, I’d be a: snorkeling tour operator in Hawaii.
I’m so sick of: politics getting in the way of progress.
The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: my wife, Bill Gates, Paul McCartney and Michael Jordan.
My hobbies are: Endurance races. I have completed White Rock, NYC, Boston and Chicago marathons. I am also a two-time Ironman finisher. I recently completed the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon.
The last book I read was: Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer.
I wish I knew how to: surf.
My worst habit is: drinking soft drinks.
Nobody knows I: have an official bucket list.
The person I most admire is: my father.
My guilty pleasure is: chocolate.
I drive a: Nissan Armada.
I’d like to be driving a: Ferrari.
My favorite restaurant is: Nick and Sam’s.
I’m happiest when: on vacation with my family.
I regret: missed opportunities.
If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: travel the world.
If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: As a UNT graduate and Denton County resident, I would like to see greater emphasis on selling the area to prospective students, families and corporations. I would also like to see a greater investment in UNT athletics.
When I retire, I plan to: stay active, spend more time with my family and enjoy life
Community activities: United Way, March of Dimes, Dallas Arboretum and Hearts and Hammers.