Paul Denham was born and raised in San Antonio by Trinity University graduates. Both of his parents were educators and emphasized the importance of education to him and his two sisters.

In 1976, Paul and his high school sweetheart, Elisa, headed to Texas A&M University in College Station, where he earned a degree in Civil Engineering, and Elisa earned a B.B.A in Management. They married in January of 1980 and later had two sons, James and Brett.

As a licensed Professional Engineer, Paul leads a single-family design group in the Land Development Division of Civil Engineering Consultants (CEC). Throughout his career, Paul was directly involved in the design and subsequent development of approximately 50,000 single-family lots in Bexar County. Prior to CEC, he was the President/Owner of Denham-Ramones Engineering, which was acquired by CEC in 2016.

Along with his full-time job as an Engineer, Paul has also held a position on the Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union Board of Directors for several years. He is currently Secretary of the Board.

Paul has concentrated his efforts on economic literacy within the Bexar County community. He served as a previous Chairman of the Board of Consumer Credit Counseling Services of San Antonio, along with the subsequent transition into the Financial Literacy of South Texas Foundation.

He enjoys being an active member of the San Antonio A&M Club, where he also served as past President.

Paul is committed to expanding financial literacy education to communities that have historically had limited exposure to credit and debt management, financial operations, and investing.
In the summer of 2019, Paul and the Financial Literacy of the South Texas Foundation board unanimously voted to establish a $1 million endowment at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.
The gift will support a stipend funding for financial literacy fellows who will provide money coaching on-campus and in the community. It will be supported by our Mays Center for Experiential Learning and Community Engagement. Additionally, the gift will fund scholarships for finance and accounting majors who are involved in financial literacy efforts in the community.