Photo of Dennis McCuistionDennis McCuistion retired in June 2020 as a Clinical Professor of Corporate Governance and Executive Director of the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a long-time member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and holds the Governance Fellow designation. He is a former bank CEO who joined his first for-profit board in the early 1970s. Since that time he has served on over a dozen private, public, and not-for-profit boards including serving as Chairman of the Board and Lead Independent Director.

During his career he has been a life-long educator, having served on the faculties of several graduate schools of management for financial-related firms. His topics have included strategic planning, leadership, financial analysis, and corporate governance. He has authored three books on the financial services industry and is a frequent speaker for corporations, associations, and universities. He regularly emcees/moderates in person and via online technology all types of meetings and facilitates panel discussions and board and corporate planning retreats. He holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association.

Finally, he is the host of an award-winning television program on KERA Channel 13, the North Texas PBS affiliate, a position he has held since 1990. In that role, he has interviewed and facilitated thousands of important dialogues about political, economic, business, and social issues of the day. He is also in demand as an expert for print media and on radio and television programs including Fox News, CNBC, Bloomberg, and various network affiliates.