Michael B. Hurtt
BUSINESS OWNER / FORMER MAYOR OF DESOTO
• Michael Hurtt came to Dallas from Casper, Wyoming in 1971. Graduated from Mortuary Science College, and has been in this area ever since. His funeral service background includes managing large volume, corporately owned funeral firms, worked and lectured for a Pierce Chemical/Mortician Supply Company; which built and supplied funeral homes and owned three mortuary science colleges across the United States. He and his wife have owned the funeral home in DeSoto since 1988. He has served on the Texas Funeral Directors Association, president of the North Texas Funeral Directors and Dallas County Funeral Directors Association.
Michael’s civic involvement has included board positions for the Dallas Zoo, North Texas Commission, Select Specialty and the Medical Center of Lancaster Hospitals, and Canterbury Episcopal School. He was also the past president of the DeSoto Chamber, Rotary Club of DeSoto and the Best Southwest Chambers. Further, Mr. Hurtt has served as councilman, mayor pro tem and mayor of DeSoto.
He is currently the vice president of the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation, serves on the advisory board for Methodist Charlton Hospital, and represents the 31 suburban cities for the Dallas County Appraisal District.
Michael joined Rotary in August of 1988 in Desoto, and in 1978 helped found the Arlington North club. He has also been a member of the former Oak Cliff Rotary Club 1980-’84.