Wayne C. Stevens, CFA, CIC is the Founding Managing Director and CIO of Dearborn Partners. He oversees all aspects of the investment process and is the lead manager for the firm’s institutional and private client large cap equity products. Prior to founding Dearborn Partners, he served as President and Chief Investment Officer of Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. where he directed investment policy and strategy for $40 billion in assets. Prior to being appointed CIO in 1993, he served as President of Duff & Phelps Investment Research Co. for ten years. Mr. Stevens began his career at The First National Bank of Chicago. During his ten years there, he was Director of Investment Research and Chairman of the Equity Selection Committee. He received his MBA in finance from the University of Wisconsin, and his BBA in Finance from the University of Miami.