Dean Fischer is Chairman Emeritus of West Monroe Partners, a Chicago based business and technology consultancy he co-founded in 2002. He also served as a Partner at Arthur Andersen during his 23-year tenure with that firm. Dean serves on the Audubon Great Lakes Board of Advisors as its Chairman and has done so since 2014. Dean has served on the national Board of the Student Conservation Association for seven years including a three-year term as its Chairman. Dean also served on the Board of Openlands, a Chicago based conservation non-profit. Dean is a graduate of Valparaiso University and lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife, Jenny.