Mr. Dennis L. Dean
Dennis Dean is a retired executive vice president for Business Continuity Planning, Harris Bank N.A. He was responsible for coordinating business continuity efforts for all Bank of Montreal Financial Group’s U.S. lines of business. In 2006, Dean assumed additional responsibilities when he was appointed as the Chicago Branch Manager, BMO Capital Markets (BMOCB). Dean joined the Harris Bank in 1974 as a corporate credit analyst. In 1997, Dean was named senior vice president, Cash Management Services, Bank of Montreal. In 2001, he was appointed senior vice president, Corporate Electronic Services, Investment and Corporate Banking. In 2003, he was renamed executive managing director and co-head, Cash Management Services. He has served on a variety of industry committees relating to the U.S. Payment System and related issues. In addition, he has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences in the U.S. and Canada. Dean is also an instructor of Finance at Northern Illinois University. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance along with his MBA from Northern Illinois University.It is through his generosity that this endowed scholarship is being established for the Department of Finance in the College of Business at Northern Illinois University.