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Personal profile: Dan A. Leal

Name: Dan A. Leal

Occupation: Executive director of the Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County


Birth date and place: March 9, Victoria

Family: wife, Kirstin (I’m not tellin’ her age); and sons, David, 17, and Marshall, 13.

The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: working with caring people who have a passion for providing justice and healing for abused children.

My business philosophy is: to serve others with responsiveness, accountability and teamwork.

If I could, I’d be an: executive director of a Children’s Advocacy Center.

I’m so sick of: people worrying more about “political correctness” than obedience to God and his word.

The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: Jesus Christ, my wife, Matt and Lauren Chandler.

My hobbies are: watching sports and defeating my wife at dominoes.

The last book I read was: the Bible

I wish I knew how to: listen better than I talk.

My worst habit is: watching too much sports.

Nobody knows I: can do some funny imitations.

The person I most admire is: the brave children who come to the Children’s Advocacy Center.

My guilty pleasure is: Grapes to Wine in Bartonville.

I drive a: 2006 Mercury Mariner.

I’d like to be driving a: 2011 Hunter Green Ford Escape.

My favorite restaurant is: Andaman Thai Restaurant.

I’m happiest when: my wife is happiest.

I regret: nothing because it was all [God’s] plan.

If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: Erase any and all debt.

If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: that we supported University of North Texas athletics better!

When I retire, I plan to: go on as many vacations as we can afford.

Community activities: Denton Rotary Club, Advisory Council for UNT School of Public Affairs and Community Services, and United Way volunteer.