Denny was Managing Partner, Partner Matters and Human Resources, North America, at Arthur Andersen LLP prior to electing early retirement on August 31, 2001. He was also responsible for Recruiting and University Relations, served as Secretary and Trustee of the Andersen Foundation, and chaired the Investment Committee for pension and profit sharing plans. His human capital responsibilities included compensation, immigration, relocation, benefits, and all people related policies. Following Andersen, Denny served as Director of Academic and Career Development for the AICPA.
Prior to joining Andersen in New York City in 1977, Denny spent 8 years in the not-for-profit sector, including positions working at and with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's), the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the New Jersey Commission on Financing Postsecondary Education.
Denny has served on the boards of trustees and directors for numerous educational and philanthropic organizations. Examples include: the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAT) as Board Chair, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation as trustee, the PhD Project (increasing minority business discipline PhDs and professors) as Board Chair, AIESEC, U.S. as Board Chair, and Beta Alpha Psi (accounting/finance/IT honorary and service organization) as President and Board Chair.
He had received several honors and awards, including induction into the National Association of Colleges and Employers Academy of Fellows (first corporate member so honored), American Accounting Association Lifetime Service Award (first recipient), Federation of Schools of Accountancy Practitioner of the Year (twice), and Beta Alpha Psi President’s Award and also Lifetime Service Award.
Denny has an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business, and a B.A. in liberal arts from the University of Cincinnati, where he was recognized as the Outstanding Graduating Athlete and the Outstanding Graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences. He married his college sweetheart and is the proud father of two daughters and the grandfather of five grandchildren.