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John Denis Christesen, Born: New York City, July 16, 1936Business educator ( fin: finance service)business educator. Recipient Medallion Education award WCCF.


Christesen, John Denis was born on July 16, 1936 in New York City. Son of Charles Nicholas and Mary Antoinette (Koza) Christesen.


AB, City University of New York, 1970. Master of Business Administration with distinction, Pace University, 1975. Postgraduate, Columbia University, since 1976.

Doctor in Industrial Management (honorary), University Industrial Management.


Credit manager Butler Lumber Company, 1961—1962. Fiscal comptroller, sales staff Lever Brothers, 1962—1967. Controller, sales vice president Cycle Circus, Inc., 1967—1970.

Vice president Putnam Bicycle Importers Company, 1970—1973. Curriculum chairman bus administration, professor management, department chairman business administration & public service State University of New York Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York, since 1975, director Management Institute, chairman faculty development conference, vice president Faculty-Student Association, Joseph and Sophia Abeles Distinguished chair of business, since 1994. Visiting professor economics Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Adjunct associate professor management Iona College, New Rochelle, New York. Advisory board University Industrial Management. Consultant New York State Board Regents, New York, New York State Education Department.

Board directors Investment Properties Corporation, Computweather Corporation, Bio Medical Concepts, Inc.



Chairman Urban Development Corporation, Lewisboro, New York, Town of Lewisboro Housing Committee. Board directors Westchester Minority Development Corporation, 1983—1984. Member of New York State Association Two-Year Colleges (executive board 1980-1984), Association Master of Business Administration Executives, American Academy Political and Social Sciences, American Institute Higher Education, National Economics Club, American Academy Management, Phi Theta Kappa, National Business Honor Society, Delta Mu Delta, Sigma Lambda, Alpha Beta Gamma (national chairman 1978-1979, national development chairman 1980-1981, Chief Executive Officer since 1983).


Charles Nicholas Christesen

Mary Antoinette (Koza) Christesen