Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services
U.S. Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration
Mr. Dean directs the Department of Commerce’s efforts to enhance the competitiveness of the U.S. services industries, which account for approximately 80% of the private sector economy of the United States. In that capacity he leads his division’s efforts to develop trade policies, initiatives and programs aimed at ensuring the long term competitiveness of the U.S. services industry. He also directs the analysis of trends affecting U.S. businesses across the full services spectrum ranging from digital to finance, logistics supply chain and professional services. Additionally, Mr. Dean works to ensure that U.S. businesses have competitive access to export finance through the Department of Commerce’s representation on the Export-Import Bank and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the World Bank.
Mr. Dean has extensive international business experience, having run a consulting firm based in China for over a decade and done business across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining the Commerce Department in November 2013, Mr. Dean was the President and Managing Director of BDA, a consulting firm based in Beijing, China, where he advised companies and investors on their businesses in Asia. Mr. Dean was also a founder of Americans Promoting Study Abroad, a former Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, and a former board member of the 100,000 Strong Foundation.
Mr. Dean received his BA from Yale College and his MBA from the University of Chicago. Born and raised in Washington, DC, he currently resides in Chevy Chase, MD with his wife and two daughters.
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