Howard was a student at the University of Illinois. In 1972 he became a Bachelor of Architecture.
Since 1976 he studied at Roosevelt University. He got a degree of the Master of Business Administration.
Architect Holabird & Root, Chicago, 1973-1974. Commercial banking officer Continental Bank, Chicago, 1974-1980. Vice president Meacham Associates, Inc., Chicago, 1980-1984.
President Meacham Investment Group, San Diego, 1984-1985. Vice president, treasurer Winner's Circle Resorts International, Inc., Del Mar, California, since 1985.
Howard Dennis married to Bonny May Ruzek on 6 Jan in 1969 (div. April 1972); They have a child: Andrew Hamilton. He married to Susan Elizabeth Dennis on 9 June in 1973. They have two children: Lindsay Day, Jennifer Courtney.