About Dennis Bonnen in The Private Sector

Speaker Dennis Bonnen
In addition to his legislative duties, Speaker Bonnen is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Heritage Bank. In 2009, the Houston Business Journal honored him with one of the inaugural “40 Under 40” awards.

Community Activities

  • Honorary Chairman

    Brazosport College "Count on Us" campaign

  • Board of Directors

    Junior Achievement

  • Board of Directors

    BIG Love Cancer Care Services

  • Active Supporter

    Brazoria County Fair Youth Events

  • Lifetime Member

    Brazoria County Fair Association

  • Advisory Board

    Bay Area Council of Boy Scouts

  • Active Supporter

    Boys Scouts

  • Active Supporter

    Brazoria and Matagorda County Cavalries and Military Moms

  • Advisory Board/Past Member

    Community Foundation of Brazoria County

  • Member

    Angleton, Brazoria, Brazosport, Sweeny, West Columbia, Bay City, Matagorda, Palacios, Sargent Chambers of Commerce

  • Member

    Economic Development Alliance of Brazoria County

  • Charter Member

    Angleton Exchange Club

  • Member

    Levi Jordan Plantation Historical Society

  • Charter Member

    SFA 500

  • Charter Member

    Brazoria Heritage Foundation

  • Active Supporter

    Friends of River San Bernard

  • Lifetime Member

    100 Club of Brazoria County

  • Member

    ARC of Gulf Coast

  • Board Member

    ActionS Inc. of Brazoria County

  • Past Co-Chairman

    Leukemia Society Light the Night event

Awards and Accolades

Courageous Conservative

Texas Conservative Coalition

2017

Exemplary Conservative for Business & Economic Development

Conservative Roundtable of Texas

2017

Conservative Achievement Award

The American Conservative Union Foundation

2017

"A" grade

National Rifle Association

2017

Fighter for Free Enterprise

Texas Association of Business

2017

100% grade

Texas Right to Life

2017

2015 Outstanding Achievement in State Tax Reform Award

Tax Foundation

2016

100% grade

National Federation of Independent Business/Texas

2016

Defender of the American Dream

Americans for Prosperity

2015

Top Ten Best Legislators

Texas Monthly

2015

Courageous Conservative

Texas Conservative Coalition

2015

Exemplary Conservative Lawmaker for Budget, Taxes & Governance

Conservative Roundtable of Texas

2015

Effective Conservative Lawmaker

Conservative Roundtable of Texas

2015

"A+" grade

Americans for Prosperity -Texas

2015

Legislator of the Year

Texas Municipal League

2015

Champion for Free Enterprise

Texas Association of Business

2015

Legislative Hall of Fame Honor Roll

Texas Realtors Association

2015

Fighter for Free Enterprise

Texas Association of Business

2013

Courageous Conservative Award

Texas Conservative Coalition

2013

Lone Star Conservative Leader Award

Texas Conservative Roundtable

2013

Legislative Hall of Fame Honor Roll

Texas Association of Realtors

2013

Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee

Angleton ISD

2013

"A+" grade

National Rifle Association

2010

White Knight Award

Texans for Life

2009

Strongest Texas Defender

Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas

2009

"40 Under 40" award

Houston Business Journal

2009

Defender of the American Dream

Americans for Prosperity

2009

Champion of Free Enterprise

Texas Association of Business

2009

Champion for Technology

American Electronics Association

2008

Environmental Steward Award

Texas Association of Mexican-American Chambers of Commerce

2008

Clean Air Champion Award

Texas Clean Air Working Group

2008

Hall of Honor

Brazoria County Republican Party

2008

Defender of the American Dream

Americans for Prosperity

2006

Partnership Award

Angleton Area Emergency Medical Corps

2006

Community Honoree

LULAC Council #4655

2006

Port Person of the Year

Texas Ports Association

2005

Appreciation Award

Native Plant Society of Texas

2005

Good Citizenship Medal by Cradle of Texas Chapter

Sons of the American Revolution

2004

Public Service Award

Emissions Reduction and Energy Leadership Conference in San Antonio

2004

Texas Lone Star Leadership Award

Texas Public Policy Foundation

2003

Appreciation Award

Macedonian Association of Greater Houston

2003

Fighter for Free Enterprise Award

Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce

2001

Freedom and Family Award

Texas Eagle Forum

2001

Alumni Achievement Award

St. Edwards University

2001

Legislator of the Year

ARC

1999

Appreciation Award

American Diabetes Association

1998

Recipient of Flemings Fellowship

Outstanding Freshman and Sophomore State Legislators

1998