Dean studied advertising and marketing at the Henderson State University in Arkansas and worked 13 years as an Art Director at DDB Needham in Chicago.
- In 1994, Dean is the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of the design and build landscape company, JaBaay's Outdoor Creations, located in Frankfort.
- In 2004, started CD & ME Special Events and Banquets at the same location as JaBaay's Outdoor Creations.
- Dean is one of the Founders of Frankfort Spirits Distillery which is housed under the same roof as CD & ME.
- Dean has served as President of the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce in 2002 and chaired the new Fall Fest "Garden" in 2018 and will chair "The Garden" again in 2019.
I have been a Frankfort Chamber of Commerce member for over 20 years. As a Board of Director, I believe that our Chamber is dependent on our members and they are doing us a favor by giving us the opportunity to serve them. My goal, as a Board Member, is to exceed our members' expectations of the Chamber. I have lived in Frankfort for over 26 years; married to Marni and have 3 boys. Max attends Indiana University while Tyler and Tanner both attend Lincoln Way East High School.