Educated at the University of Texas at Austin (BBA, JD), Dennis was a partner in a successful boutique financial services firm in Austin for over thirty years. As a social impact investor he directs both philanthropic and investment capital toward ideas for transformational change. Dennis has served on the Advisory Council for the RGK Center for many years. He is a Co-founder of the Austin Together Fund, which is focused on promoting collaborations among nonprofits in Central Texas. Dennis has served as Board Chair for the Livestrong Foundation, Mission Capital, and College Forward, as well as Board member or Advisor to numerous other nonprofits or social enterprises. As Co-founder and Chief Mission Officer of Design Run Group, much of his energy is focused on improving the lives of people in vulnerable communities through innovation in health care. In 2016 he received the Governor’s Lone Star Achievement Award in recognition of his community engagement. Dennis was born and raised in Athens, Texas, the Black-Eyed Pea Capital of the World.