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Howard Dean        

Governor of Vermont, 1999-2003; Former DNC Chairman, 2005-2009; Presidential Candidate; Founder, Democracy For America; CNBC Contributor

Governor Howard Dean, former DNC Chairman, presidential candidate, six term Governor and physician, currently works as an Independent consultant focusing on the areas of health care, early childhood development, alternative energy and the expansion of grassroots politics around the world.

Dean also serves as a CNBC contributor and is the founder of Democracy for America.

Dean began his career in public service in 1982 when he transitioned from a full-time practicing physician to an elected representative in Vermont. Dean served as Governor for 12 years -- the second longest serving in the state.

Respected on both sides of the political aisle, Dean was chairman of the National Governors' Association, the Democratic Governors' Association, and the New England Governors' Conference while he served as Governor of Vermont. Dean left office in Vermont to run for President in 2003 where he implemented innovative fundraising strategies such as use of the Internet.

As chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Dean created and implemented the “50 State Strategy” and the development of 21st century campaign tools. Dean is credited with helping Democrats make historic gains in 2006 and 2008. Under his leadership, significant resources were dedicated to revitalizing the Party by building and strengthening the organizational tools, technological capabilities and infrastructure required to win while laying the foundation for a long-term Democratic majority.

Before entering politics, Dean graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in political science in 1971, and received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City in 1978. Upon completing his residency at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, he went on to practice internal medicine in Shelburne, Vermont.

He is married to Dr. Judy Steinberg and they have two children, Anne and Paul.

Speech Topics

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.


Will Liberals Scream for Howard Dean Again? - ABC News

(Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Howard Dean today became the latest Democrat to head to Iowa while skillfully dodging questions about whether he's interested in ...

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