Dennis H. Chookaszian, 64 Mr. Chookaszian has served as a member of our board of directors since 2004. Since January 2007, he has served as chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council. From 1999 until 2001, Mr. Chookaszian served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of mPower, Inc., a financial advice provider focused on the on-line management of 401(k) plans. Mr. Chookaszian served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CNA Insurance Companies ("CNA") from 1992 to 1999. During his 27-year career with CNA, Mr. Chookaszian held several management positions at the business unit and corporate levels, including President and Chief Operating Officer from 1990 to 1992 and Chief Financial Officer from 1975 to 1990. Mr. Chookaszian serves as a director of Career Education Corporation, LoopNet, Inc. and Insweb Corp. Mr. Chookaszian is a registered certified public accountant.
Chookaszian has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Northwestern University, an MBA in business administration from the University of Chicago, and a master’s of science in economics from the London School of Economics. He is a chartered property casualty underwriter, a certified public accountant, and a certified management consultant as well as a member of the directors’ table of Beta Gamma Sigma, an honorary fraternity.more » « less