Name: Larry Bisno
Occupation: director of development, Health Services of North Texas
Birth date and place: July 16; Los Angeles
Family: daughters Amy and Melissa and grandchildren Alex, August, Eliza and Elliot (who just qualified for U.S. Junior Olympics)
The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: knowing who the beneficiaries are.
My business philosophy is: Make it happen.
If I could, I’d be a: bald eagle.
I’m so sick of: societal insincerity.
The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: Phil Knight, Mahatma Gandhi, Glenn Cunningham and Winston Churchill.
My hobbies are: golfing, playing racquetball, traveling, sky-diving, soaring (planes) and motorcycling.
The last book I read was: The Places in Between by Rory Stewart.
I wish I knew how to: surf.
My worst habit is: being distracted when cooking and having numerous stovetop “camp fires.”
Nobody knows I: ride motorcycles.
The person I most admire is: Mother Teresa.
My guilty pleasure is: cheesecake.
I drive a: Nissan Sentra.
I’d like to be driving a: Formula 1 car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
My favorite restaurant is: Yao Fuzi.
I’m happiest when: wind is in my face.
I regret: not having taken my acceptance to the Air Force Academy.
If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: Set up college funds for my grandchildren.
If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: having a train station stop near the office.
When I retire, I plan to: keep working part-time and travel internationally.
Community activities: governing board, Music Theatre of Denton; board of directors, Plano Rotary Club; board of directors, Association of Fundraising Professionals; past co-chairman, DFW Philanthropy Conference.