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Financial executive

Dennis Haig Chookaszian, American Financial executive. Certified Public Accountant, Illinois; certified management consultant.


Chookaszian, Dennis Haig was born on September 19, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Haig Harold and Annabelle (Kalkanian) Chookaszian.


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1965;Master of Business Administration in Finance, University of Chicago, 1967;Master of Science in Economics, London School of Economics, 1968.


Management consultant Touche Ross & Company, Chicago, 1968—1975. Chief Financial Officer CNA Finance Corporation, 1975—1990. President, chief operating officer CNA, 1990—1992, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, 1992—2001, mPower, Inc., 1999—2001.

Board directors Loews Corporation, Mercury Finance, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc., LoopNet Inc., Sapient Corporation, Career Education Corporation, since 2002, Insweb Corporation, 2003, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., since 2005,chairman, Finance Accounting Standards Board Advisory Council, since 2007.


  • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois. Certified management consultant.


President Foundation for Health Enhancement. Board directors National Boy Scouts American, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Member of advisory county University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Member of advisory board Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Business, Inroads. Trustee Northwestern University, since 1996. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois Society Certified Public Accountants, Westmoreland Country Club (Wilmette), East Bank Club (Chicago), The Economics Club of Chicago, The Executives Club of Chicago (directors' table), American Institute Association, American Council of Life Insurance, Insurance Superior vena cava syndrome Office, Beta Gamma Sigma.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: skiing, tennis, triathlons, golf.


Married Karen Margaret Genteman, March 18, 1967. Children: Jeffrey, Michael, Kerry.

Haig Harold Chookaszian

Annabelle (Kalkanian) Chookaszian

Karen Margaret Genteman

Jeffrey Chookaszian

Michael Chookaszian

Kerry Chookaszian