Less Politics, More Results
Drawing on his extensive experience as a former Governor, Democratic National Committee Chairman and 2004 Presidential candidate, Governor Dean delivers a sharp, in-season speech to help groups and businesses plan for the future. His presentation brings the current debates into focus and offers a closer look at the impact the economy, budget deficit, healthcare, and the future of Social Security and Medicare are having on the country, and what to expect from the next four years.
America's Domestic & International Challenges
Governor Dean’s breadth of experience and knowledge of the challenges America faces today give him unique insight into a wide range of political issues including the economy, healthcare, energy, foreign trade policy, international relations, and more.
America’s Healthcare Reform
A long-standing champion of healthcare reform, Howard Dean originally entered politics to try to get universal coverage in the U.S. and instituted an innovative healthcare plan as Governor of Vermont. Dr. Dean offers an experienced and dual perspective as physician and politician to the discussion of health reform in America. Praise for this presentation: Howard Dean was the featured speaker at Providence Health & Services California, Inc.'s continuing medical education event, and his presentation before 300 physicians and senior leadership earned high marks from the host: "Howard hit a homerun. Really a GREAT speaker for a medical audience."
The Internet Revolution 2.0: A New Age of Politics
The internet has been a driving force in many successful political campaigns in recent years. Building on Howard Dean’s campaign to usher in a new era of politics—an era where a base of grassroots supporters, combined with cutting edge technology, fundamentally altered the way campaigns are run in America - Governor Dean discusses the lessons learned and how the internet continues to change politics now.
Howard Dean, former DNC Chairman, presidential candidate, six-term Governor and physician, currently serves as a Senior Strategic Advisor and Independent Consultant for the Government Affairs practice at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP where he focuses on healthcare and energy issues. Governor Dean is a frequent contributor to CNBC and serves on the board of the National Democratic Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.
Governor Dean gained national prominence as a U.S. presidential candidate in 2004, and he served as the Governor of Vermont from 1991 to 2003, where he created a record based on fiscally conservative principles that promoted equality and opportunity for his constituents. His successes prompted Governing magazine to proclaim him "Public Official of the Year" in 2002. His leadership roles also include turns as chairman of the National Governors' Association, the Democratic Governors' Association, and the New England Governors' Conference.
Changing the Game of Politics in America
Howard Dean led the Democratic Party to success as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2005 to 2009. He made the Democratic Party competitive in every race, in every district, in every state and territory, while integrating national and state party operations and standing up for Democrats' core values. He was the architect of a "50-State Strategy," investing money and staff in every state, including those where Democrats had long fared poorly, to build party infrastructure and lay the groundwork for electoral gains. The Obama campaign, working with DNC organizers in all 50 states, won several states that had not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate in decades, including Virginia, North Carolina and Indiana.
Shaping the Future of the Democratic Party
After achieving national prominence in his bid for the Democratic nomination for president, Governor Dean founded Democracy for America to build on the groundswell of support and the wave of new energy sweeping the Party, and continues to serve as a consultant to the organization. Since 2004, Democracy for America has been working with the grassroots to elect fiscally responsible and socially progressive candidates to all levels of government - local, state, and federal - all over the country.