Howard Dean

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  • Chairman, Democratic National Committee (2005-2009)
  • 79th Governor of Vermont (1991-2003)
  • Founder, Democracy for America
  • MSNBC Contributor

Dean’s groundbreaking campaign for the U.S. Presidency and subsequent four years as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee provided him with both an insider's view and a reformer's commitment to the economy, foreign trade policy and international relations. His 12 years as Governor of Vermont and his Chairmanship of the National Governor's Association have given him a vast knowledge of domestic issues.

His skillful stewardship of the party as Democratic National Committee chair began in 2005 and continued through the inauguration of President Barack Obama. As Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Governor Dean 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.

 
  

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Howard Dean was a wonderful, engaging, and charismatic speaker with the students as well as the audience. He was able to talk about the Obama administration as well as healthcare, and the students found him interesting on many levels. We had a 500+ turnout last night.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Howard Dean
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  • Consumer Healthcare Products Association
  • UBS AG
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • Providence Health & Services California
  • Brandeis University
  • DTC Perspectives, Inc.
  • CU Distinguished Speakers Board
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Create Connections Networking and Lobbying GmbH
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Election 2016: Insights from Howard Dean

While Howard Dean is a highly connected and powerful political player, he does not play it safe with his remarks like conventional politicians sometimes do, making him a thrilling audience favorite.  Dean is the former Chair of the Democratic National Committee, a DNC Convention superdelegate, a for ...

While Howard Dean is a highly connected and powerful political player, he does not play it safe with his remarks like conventional politicians sometimes do, making him a thrilling audience favorite.  Dean is the former Chair of the Democratic National Committee, a DNC Convention superdelegate, a former Presidential candidate and 6 term governor.  He has candid and unapologetic insights of how campaigns are run and won, and he knows all the players.  Dean is a wonderful keynote speaker and also a passionate debater as part of a panel or point/ counterpoint discussion.   

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 cl ...

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. ...

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 o ...

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 ...

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.

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<p>Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean said he is running for Democratic National Committee chairman</p>

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean said he is running for Democratic National Committee chairman

Following the Democratic Party's loss in the 2016 elections, Dean says he wants to revitalize the party's connection with voters. Dean served as Democratic National Committee chairman from 2005 to 2009. 

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<p>Howard Dean: The Democratic Wingman of the Democratic Party</p>

Howard Dean: The Democratic Wingman of the Democratic Party

This engaging and insightful ATLANTIC article captures all the reasons why former DNC Chairman HOWARD DEAN is one of the most sought-after voices in politics: "It would be difficult to find a more dynamic and well-rounded Democratic political creature than Howard Dean...And now that America is on the precipice of what will inevitably be one of the most polarized and unpredictable general elections in recent history, Dean has become a sought-after political pundit, appearing frequently on cable news and quoted often in print media. In the present political climate, Dean has a unique perspective on his fellow Vermonter, Bernie Sanders; on Hillary Clinton, whom Dean has endorsed; and on the shape of the Democratic electorate itself. In fact, if there were an emperor of progressive Democrats, Dean would be the man."

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<p>Howard Dean on The Daily Show</p>

Howard Dean on The Daily Show

Former Governor of Vermont and former DNC Chairman HOWARD DEAN sat down with Trevor Noah to chat about Bernie Sanders, what superdelegates mean and how his historic "campaign scream moment" pales in comparison to many things Trump is saying on the trail, and yet he is still leading the Republican pack. 

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<p>Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and Superdelegate Howard Dean is a regular commentator on MSNBC</p>

Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and Superdelegate Howard Dean is a regular commentator on MSNBC

Sought after for his candid, unapologetic insights, Howard Dean provides engaging and informative commentary on the current campaigns and primary predictions. As a superdelegate from Vermont heading to the Democratic National Convention, Dean is also an influential player in this election. 

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<p><span>How Howard Dean created the grassroots movement that transformed the Democratic Party</span></p>

How Howard Dean created the grassroots movement that transformed the Democratic Party

Governor Howard Dean founded Democracy for America in 2004 to build on the grassroots momentum that his bid for the presidency sparked. The movement propelled DFA into a successful national organization on the front lines of America’s most prominent political and ideological battles.  DFA's progressive activism focuses on recruiting and training progressive candidates to win campaigns at local, state and federal levels, and to keep progressive issues part of the political discussion.

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<p>Howard Dean: Bernie Sanders has to Tone Down his Rhetoric</p>

Howard Dean: Bernie Sanders has to Tone Down his Rhetoric

In this Real Clear Politics interview, Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee HOWARD DEAN addresses issues that are becoming polarizing for the Democratic party and says that Sanders' rhetoric "...weakens the left. It weakens progressives. It's not good for the country."

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<p>Howard Dean is a board member of the National Democratic Institue, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democracy worldwide</p>

Howard Dean is a board member of the National Democratic Institue, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democracy worldwide

In this role, Governor Dean helps democratic political groups at risk to stay the course and strengthen their local support. For example, Governor Dean is working with political leaders in the Balkans, which are experiencing a fair share of instability these days these days. External factors—the refugee influx, the Eurozone crisis, Russian economic and political influence, and a pre-occupied European Union—are contributing to uncertainty about political stability and the region’s prospects for joining the European Union. 

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Howard Dean’s groundbreaking campaign for the U.S. Presidency and subsequent four years as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee have provided him with both an insider's view and a reformer's commitment to the economy, foreign trade policy and international relations. His 12 years as Governor of Vermont and his Chairmanship of the National Governor's Association have given him vast knowledge of domestic issues. His skillful stewardship of the party as Democratic National Committee chair began in 2005 and continued through the inauguration of President Barack Obama. As Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Governor Dean 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.

Dean currently serves as a Senior Strategic Advisor and Independent Consultant for the Government Affairs practice at Dentons where he focuses on healthcare and energy issues. He is a frequent contributor to MSNBC.

Dean also serves on the Board of the National Democratic Institute, a democracy building organization chaired by former Secretary of State Madeline Albright. He has extensive experience in Southeastern Europe including in Ukraine, Moldova, and the Balkans. He has also has an extensive knowledge of Iraqi and Iranian affairs, and has spent time in China and Myanmar as a result of his NDI activities. He has been active in anti human trafficking efforts in Asia and in the United States. He lectures frequently in Europe, and is currently teaching a course on the Politics of American Foreign Policy at the Jackson Institute at Yale.

Drawing on his extensive experience in politics and healthcare, 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.

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. During that time, he created a record that promoted equality and opportunity for his constituency employing a philosophy of fiscal responsibility advocating low taxes, reduced government spending and minimal government debt.   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

He led the Democratic Party to success as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2005 to 2009. He is credited with pioneering an energetic 50-state strategy and the development of 21st century campaign tools that helped Democrats make historic gains in the 2006 and 2008 elections.

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.