Don D. Dea
Don is a recognized authority on the Internet, association strategy, online education and technology deployment. He has written several books published by the ASAE Foundation on the Internet and e-learning, as well as articles on technology and trends impacting associations. His technology clients have included Meeting Professionals International, Cornell University, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, American Association of Medical Society Executives, American Chemical Society, The Greenbrier , Association of American Railroads, Bausch & Lomb, Sun Microsystems, Gaylord Hotels, LA Inc., The Galt House Hotel & Suites, Eastman Kodak Company, American Public Transportation Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Association State Boards of Accountancy, Arthritis Foundation, American College of Emergency Physicians and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Don has a record of high-level success in the global technology, marketing and business development areas. He is the co-producer of DigitalNow, an executive summit for association/non-profit leaders. He has an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and graduated from MIT’s distinguished Sloan School of Management’s Senior Executive Program. Don served as Special Assistant to the Attorney General in the President's Executive Exchange Program. Don has served and continues to serve on various non-profit and for-profit boards including Chairman of the Board of the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Salvation Army. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Association Executives and was Past-chair of the Industry Research Advisory Council (ASAE). Don was recently elected to the American Society of Association Executive's Fellows. Don’s career includes: General Manager of U.S. Customer Operations for the Xerox Corporation, responsible for digital channel sales and marketing and for developing strategic partnerships with groups such as EDS, Novell, Scitex, and Arthur Andersen; Served as Xerox’s General Manager of OEM/VAR U.S. Channels; As co-founder of Alaris Corporation, he developed a family of 486 and Pentium PCs, and established a global distribution network that included Europe, U.S., South America, Pacific Rim, and the Middle East. Alaris grew from start up to over $90 million in sales in three years.