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Dennis Chookaszian

Dennis Chookaszian is the former chairman and CEO of CNA Insurance Companies, which was a $17 Billion multi line insurer with 20,000 employees. In his 26 years at CNA, Chookaszian served in numerous other executive capacities, including chief financial officer, president and chief operating officer where he was responsible for all property, casualty, life, health, and investment operations, and chairman of the Executive Committee. He was also chairman of the Agency Management Services subsidiary of CNA, and chairman of Intergroup, the HMO operation of CNA. Prior to joining CNA, he was a management consultant with Deloitte for eight years working on various financial and systems related assignments. He also served as Chairman and CEO of mPower, an internet startup providing electronic financial advice for management of 401K plans.

Dennis Chookaszian 是前 CNA 保险公司的董事长和首席执行官,该公司是一家拥有 20,000 名员工的 170 亿美元多险种保险公司。在 CNA 工作的 26 年里,Chookaszian 在多个高级职位中任职,包括首席财务官、总裁和首席运营官,在这些职位上他负责所有的财产、意外、生命、健康以及投资运营,并担任执行委员会的主席。他还曾是 CNA 的代理管理服务子公司的主席,以及 Intergroup 的主席,后者是 CNA 的健康维护组织(HMO)运营。在加入 CNA 之前,他在德勤担任管理顾问 8 年,从事各种财务和系统相关的工作。此外,他还担任过 mPower 的董事长和首席执行官,mPower 是一家互联网初创公司,为 401K 计划的管理提供电子财务建议。

Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management, Booth School of Business. Former chairman and CEO of CNA Insurance Companies


John Paul Rollert

Adjunct Associate Professor of Behavioral Science, Booth School of Business. 

John Paul Rollert's teaching and research focus on the intellectual history of capitalism, the ethics of leadership, and the application of empathy to law, business, and politics. He is also interested in the political economy and moral philosophy of Adam Smith.

Rollert's academic writing has been published by Critical Inquiry, Raritan, The Journal of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Business and Society Review, Common Knowledge, Modernism/modernity, Society, and The Yale Law Journal, and he also has forthcoming work in the Business and Professional Ethics Journal. In addition to his academic work, Rollert frequently writes on business, law, and politics for a variety of popular publications. He writes the In-House Ethicist for the Chicago Booth Review, and his work has been featured in The New Republic, Harper's, Fortune, Bloomberg, The Washington Post, Slate, The Paris Review, and The New York Times. For writing featured in The Atlantic, he was recognized by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in its 2017 “Best in Business” Competition.

A graduate of Harvard College, Rollert earned his JD from Yale Law School and a PhD from The John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Since 2005, he has taught courses at Harvard in ethics, politics, and leadership.

Rollert教授的教学和研究重点是资本主义思想史、领导道德以及同理心在法律、商业和政治中的应用。他还对亚当·斯密的政治经济学和道德哲学感兴趣,并在Critical Inquiry等学术期刊上发表论文。

学术之外,他还在多个商业及政法类刊物中发表文章,包括Fortune,NYT等。由于在《The Atlantic》上发表的文章,他在美国商业编辑和作家协会 2017 年“最佳商业”竞赛中获得认可。

Rollert毕业于哈佛大学,获得耶鲁大学法学院法学博士学位和芝加哥大学The John U. Nef Committee博士学位。自 2005 年以来,他曾在哈佛大学教授道德、政治和领导力相关课程。




Yueran Ma’s main research interest is empirical studies at the intersection of finance and macroeconomics. Her work covers topics including debt contracts and macroeconomic implications, assets and production activities of nonfinancial firms, low interest rates and financial markets, and expectations in finance and macroeconomics. She has also worked on questions in real estate and urban economics. She received B.A. summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in Applied Mathematics, and Ph.D. in Business Economics, from Harvard University.

Yueran Ma
Associate Professor of Finance and Kathryn and Grant Swick Faculty Scholar, Chicago Booth

Fireside Chat


Join us for a compelling fireside chat that delves into the nuanced relationship between ethical leadership and market dynamics. This discussion is designed to facilitate an open dialogue on how leadership ethics and individual behavior influence and are influenced by evolving market trends. Our esteemed speakers, Dennis Chookaszian, former chairman and CEO of CNA Insurance Companies, and Professor John Paul Rollert, a scholar at the University of Chicago who focuses on the history of capitalism and the application of empathy in various professional fields, will offer new perspectives on the market trends highlighted in earlier panels. They will explore the ethical considerations and behavioral effects on individuals within these industries, providing a deeper understanding of the forces shaping today's business environment. Through this engaging exploration, attendees will gain insights into how ethical decision-making and leadership behavior can dramatically impact both industry trends and organizational success.

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