Duane Oest

Biographical Information
  • Place and year of birth: Englewood Hospital, Chicago
  • Birthplace of parents: Mother: Chicago; Father: Hamburg, Germany
  • Parents’ occupations: Mother worked at Ford aircraft engine plant and VA Hospital, father was a factory foreman.
  • Dates of residence in Chrysler Village: 1948-1972, at 6352 S. Long St. Previously has lived in Wheaton, Batavia, and Geneva, Illinois.
  • Cultural background: Blue collar white. No religion while living in Clearing, now Evangelical Christian.
  • Educational background:
    • 1953-1958: Grimes Branch
    • 1959-1962: Nathan Hale
    • 1963-1966: Lindblom High School
    • 1968-1970: Wilson Junior College, Bogan Junior College
    • 1970-1972: B.S. in Economics and B.S. in Finance at University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Work experiences:
    • 1957: Paperboy at Chicago Daily News
    • 1958-1960: Chicago American
    • 1962-1967: Shoe room, bus boy, counter at Marzano’s Clearing Bowl
    • 1968: Warehouseman at Electro Motive (a division of General Motors)
    • 1969: Summer job working on the frames at Illinois Bell
    • 1970-1971: Cab Driver at Checker Taxi
    • 1972-1974: Economic Analyst at Inland Steel
    • 1975-1976: Corporate Planning Officer at Chicago Northwestern
    • 1976: International Financial Analyst at Gould
    • 1977-1981: Programmer to Vice President at Plansmith
    • 1982-1988: Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche
    • 1989-2001: Parner, Executive Partner at McGladrey & Pullen
    • 2001-2010: Executive Parther at Clifton Gunderson
  • Involvement in community organizations:
    • President of Life Savings Ministries International, a 501c3 Christian mission focused on improving the lives and education of Dalit and Lambodi young women and widows. Built and operates an orphanage in Vikarabad, Andra Predesh, India

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