Astonish Welcomes Dennis Chookaszian to Board of Directors

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Former CNA executive is latest strategic asset for digital marketing company’s product development

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We are thrilled for our new relationship with Dennis,” states Adam DeGraide, Founder and CEO of Astonish.

Astonish—a full-service digital marketing company that serves local insurance agencies, financial firms, and MGAs—welcomes its newest Board member, Dennis Chookaszian. Chookaszian joins Astonish’s Board of Directors after an impressive 27-year career at CNA Financial Corporation. Chookaszian held several business and management positions at CNA including the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CNA Insurance. Chookaszian was also one of the original founders of the company now known as Vertafore. Astonish is confident that with his insurance industry experience, Chookaszian will only enhance the company’s goal: to catapult the local insurance channel to success through digital marketing, consulting, and training.

Chookaszian will add fundamental value to Astonish’s Board of Directors. His combined knowledge of technology and insurance will assist in strengthening strategies for product development and moving its successful product into new areas of the industry. Recently, Chookaszian has served as a Director on the Boards of eleven publicly traded corporations and a number of private corporations. Many of these companies produced Internet-based products or focused on educational ventures. Astonish’s products include a complete digital marketing system, the Virtual Profit Center (a powerful CRM and marketing tool built specifically for local insurance agencies), and an extensive coaching program—all of which directly relate to Chookaszian’s past career experiences.

“We are thrilled for our new relationship with Dennis,” states Adam DeGraide, Founder and CEO of Astonish. “Astonish’s goal is to continue helping clients succeed and grow with our revolutionary digital marketing system and valuable coaching; we know Dennis can help us continue to achieve this. With a profit-driven marketing system, a long list of successful clients, and a strong Board of Directors, our company is unstoppable!”

Chookaszian’s proven talent makes the Astonish Board a more powerful consultation source for the company, and his many years of experience with CNA will contribute greatly to Astonish’s vision of growth for their insurance agency clients.

About Astonish:

For half a decade, Astonish has been helping insurance agencies across the country succeed in the online sales world. The Astonish digital marketing system includes the Astonish Virtual Profit Center, SEO, SEM, social media, website design, blogging, sales training, leadership training, and agency culture change. Since more than 85 percent of individuals and businesses use the Internet to research insurance, the Astonish digital marketing system helps their clients capture these online leads, sell more policies, and keep a higher percentage of their customers. For more information, contact Astonish at 877-905-1999, or visit them online at for a host of educational videos, success stories, and customer testimonials.

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