Brandon T. Denton is excited to be joining the Friends of the Children team as the Executive Director – Houston, Texas. Brandon’s purpose in life, as well as his career experiences in youth development, community relations, and leadership, directly aligns with the mission and vision of Friends!
Brandon comes to Friends of the Children from the City of Houston where he spent seven years as a public administrator in various roles, in multiple departments. Most recently, Brandon served as the Director of My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Houston, a backbone initiative founded by President Barack Obama to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color.
Brandon Denton is a certified leadership coach, trainer, and speaker with the John Maxwell Team. He received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix; Bachelor of Science in Sport Management from Rogers State University; Associate of Arts in Psychology/Sociology from Northern Oklahoma College; and Certificate in Innovative Leadership in Public Administration from Georgetown University.
An implant to Houston, and native of Spencer, Oklahoma, Mr. Denton shares with Friends of the Children, his humble beginnings, passion for service, and varied experiences as a professional, to improve the lives of youth and young adults by providing them with access to opportunity, encouragement, and possibilities for positive life outcomes.