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
  • Temple Anshe Amunim
  • 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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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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Speaker Spotlight: Howard Dean 

HOWARD 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 U.S. policy, the economy, and international relations. Having previously served 12 years as Governor of Vermont, Dean also has astute insights into more local issues and policy. A current contributor on MSNBC, Dean provides prescient insights into our future political landscape, diving into key issues such as taxes and trade, affordable healthcare, bipartisanship and more, with clarity and humor. Having been sought-out to speak everywhere from UBS to UChicago's Institute of Politics, Dean garners rave reviews such as: "Howard Dean was a huge enrichment to this year’s program. There was no one better to give political and economic outlooks for the coming years. "(Create Connections Networking and Lobbying GmbH); "Howard Dean was a wonderful, engaging, and charismatic speaker..." (The Dowmel Foundation)

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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.