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Mark Vonnahme

Investors in Business Education Clinical Professor and
Director, MS Finance Program

Educational Background

CPA State of Illinois, 1980
M.S., Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1972
B.A., Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1971

Positions Held

IBE Clinical Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012-2013
Director, MS in Finance Program, Department of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010-2013
Fox Family Distinguished Clinical Professor of Finance, University of Illinois, 2006-2007, 2010-2012
Executive Vice President, Surety, Arch Insurance Group, 2007-2010
Visiting Clinical Professor, University of Illinois, 2005-2006
President & CEO, CNA Surety Corp, 1997-2003
President & CEO, CNA Surety Companies, 1995-1997
Group VP & COO, Surety Business Unit, 1993
Variety of Home Office and Field underwriting, marketing and management positions, CNA Surety operations, 1972-1993

Recent Publications

Vonnahme, M. 2011. Report to Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation. Blue Ribbon Panel on Standard Setting for Private Companies.

Vonnahme, M. 2002. Engineering News Record. Annual Surety Executive Roundtable and Surety Bonding in Construction.

Vonnahme, M. 1997. Mergers and Acquisitions in the Surety Business. Construction Business Review

Honors and Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award for Undergraduate Teaching, College of Business Alumni Association, present
Member, Board of Trustees, The Actuarial Foundation, 2007-2009, 2012-2013
Chair, Task Force on Compensation, CAS Staff, 2011-2012
Member, AICPA/FAF Blue Ribbon Panel on Standard Setting for Private Companies, 2010-2011
Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Casualty Actuarial Society, 2010-2011
Member, Task Force on Board Operations, Casualty Actuarial Society, 2010

Teaching and Research Interests

Teaching interests include courses in Risk Management and Insurance, Enterprise Risk Management, Corporate Finance as well as Corporate Governance and Leadership.


Contact Information:

106 Wohlers Hall
1206 S. Sixth Street
Champaign, IL, 61820
(217) 244-0350

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