Dennis is a partner in KSF’s Chicago office and oversees the firm’s Institutional Investor Services. In addition to over twenty plus years of legal experience in regulatory compliance, public policy, procurement, and legislative approval, Dennis brings significant public pension administration experience.
Prior to joining KSF, Dennis most recently served as the Executive Director of the Municipal Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago, a $3.5 Billion pension fund. He also has served as a Trustee and the Interim Executive Director of the Cook County Pension Fund (the “CCPF”), a $14.3 Billion pension fund that provides pension, disability and other benefits to employees of both Cook County and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. He initially was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees as the Forest Preserve District’s representative on the CCPF Board, while serving as the Chief Attorney of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.
Prior to leading the Forest Preserve District’s legal department as the Chief Attorney, Dennis began his legal career as a staff attorney in the legal division of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C. Subsequently, he joined the Washington, D.C. office of Rudnick and Wolfe law firm (now known as DLA Piper); worked as a staff attorney and business executive for General Motors Corporation in Detroit, Michigan; and joined the Chicago office of Holland & Knight, LLP law firm as Senior Counsel.
Dennis earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his J.D. from Northwestern University Law School, and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
- University of Chicago Business School, 1996, M.B.A.
- Northwestern University School of Law, 1994, J.D.
- University of Illinois Champaign, 1988, B.S.