2018 Midterm Elections: 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 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 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’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.