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Chia-Li Chien

Chia-Li Chien


Chia-Li Chien

Associate Provost, Graduate Programs

Associate Professor of Succession Planning

Areas of Expertise:

Business Planning, Financial Planning, Retirement Planning

BS, Central Connecticut State University
MS, University of Hartford
MSFS, The American College of Financial Services
PhD, The American College of Financial Services


Chia-Li Chien, Ph.D., CFP®, PMP®, CPBC, is the Associate Provost of Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Succession Planning at The American College of Financial Services. She has held several senior management positions in Fortune 500 companies, including Diageo, ABB, CIGNA, and RSA Insurance Group. Dr. Chien is a frequent speaker about succession planning at national conferences and has published three award-winning books. She publishes research on succession & retirement topics in a variety of academic and practitioner research journals. Dr. Chien serves on the boards of various national financial service associations. She holds a doctorate in financial planning and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Project Management Professional (PMP®), Certified Professional Business Coach (CPBC), and Extended DISC Certified Professional. 


MSFP 543 Business Succession Strategies

MSFP 633 Personal Financial Planning Case Study