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Dennis McCuistion

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Dennis McCuistion
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
🎓 Alma materSouthern Methodist University
💼 Occupation
Television host
Known for"McCuistion" program on PBS
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Dennis McCuistion is an American business executive, educator, writer, and television host best known for his program on PBS.[1]


In 1977, he founded the financial consulting firm, McCuistion & Associates.[2] A former bank CEO, McCuistion joined his first for-profit board in the early 1970s.[3] Since that time, he has served on private, public, and not-for-profit boards and, since 2003, has served on the board and audit committees of two New York Stock Exchange companies and one on the American Stock Exchange. One of those companies, UICI, was sold in a private equity buyout for $1.6 billion in 2006.[4]

McCuistion served on special committees investigating stock option backdating and the eventual firing of the CEO and CFO at Affiliated Computer Services,[5][6] a business process outsourcing company later sold to Xerox.[7] In 2014, he served as the interim CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis.[8][9]

McCuistion was a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors where he was a Governance Fellow,[10] has served on the faculties of several graduate schools of management, and written three books about the financial services field. He is the author of The Prevention and Collection of Problem Loans (1988) and the co-author of Selling Strategies for Today’s Banker: A Survival Guide for Tomorrow (1991) along with The Seven Challenges Facing Bankers in the Future…and How to Meet Them (1994). [11] As a member of the National Speakers Association, he holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation.

McCuistion was a professor of corporate governance at the University of Texas at Dallas[12] as well as serving as the Executive Director of the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance at the university.[13]

He has hosted the program McCuistion on PBS[14][15] since 1990.[16][17] In that role, his interviews have included the topics of politics,[18] economics,[19] business, and social issues.[20]

In 2022, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Governance Advocacy as part of the Outstanding Directors Awards from the Dallas Business Journal.[21]


McCuistion graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in banking and finance along with a Master of Liberal Arts.[22] He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws by Northwood University in 2010.[23]


  1. "Dennis McCuistion" Texahoma Living. Retrieved 2023-09-05.
  2. "ACS Appoints New Board Members and Announces Changes to Corporate Governance Policies" Retrieved 2023-09-03.
  3. "The Top Corporate Finance Pros in Dallas-Fort Worth" D Magazine. Retrieved 2023-09-03.
  4. "Consortium Led by Blackstone Group to Acquire UICI" Blackstone Group. Retrieved 2023-09-03.
  5. "Five ACS Directors to Resign In Battle With Founder" CNBC. Retrieved 2023-09-03.
  6. "ACS Directors Resign, Company Says It's 'Pleased'" InformationWeek. Retrieved 2023-09-03.
  7. "Xerox buys ACS for $6.4 billion" C-NET. Retrieved 2023-09-05.
  8. "Dennis McCuistion named interim head of National Center for Policy Analysis" Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2023-08-13.
  9. "Dallas think tank sues law firm over ex-CEO scandal" Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2023-08-13.
  10. "Governance Fellows" NACD. Retrieved 2023-09-03.
  11. "Selling strategies for today's banker : a survival guide for tomorrow" National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2023-09-03.
  12. "Lifetime achievement winner McCuistion talks biggest changes in governance in his career" Dallas Business Journal. Retrieved 2023-08-13.
  13. "The Top Financial Executives in North Texas 2017" D Magazine. Retrieved 2023-08-13.
  14. "Whistleblower TV Program Featuring Former GAP Client Wins Prestigious Telly Award" Government Accountability Project. Retrieved 2023-08-24.
  15. "Allen Joins McCuistion on PBS’s KERA-TV" KJIM Radio. Retrieved 2023-08-13.
  16. "Professor’s PBS show hits 26th year" UTD Mercury. Retrieved 2023-08-23.
  17. "Dennis McCuistion addresses Bonham Rotary Club" NTXE News. Retrieved 2023-08-23.
  18. "Pete Sessions, Colin Allred in dead heat for Dallas' 32nd District as Dallas mayor backs Allred" Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2023-08-23.
  19. "Former Enron Executive to Headline Governance Conference" UT-Dallas News. Retrieved 2023-08-28.
  20. "Love Interview with McCuistion to Air Sunday" Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council. Retrieved 2023-08-23.
  21. "Lifetime achievement winner McCuistion talks biggest changes in governance in his career" Dallas Business Journal. Retrieved 2023-09-03.
  22. "1960-69" SMU Magazine. Retrieved 2023-09-03.
  23. "Gallery of Distinction" Northwood University. Retrieved 2023-08-30.

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