Dean C. Garfield is President and CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) a global trade association that is widely viewed as the premier voice, advocate, and thought leader for the information and communications technology sector (ICT). ITI advances policy in global capitals on behalf of the 50 global leaders in the ICT sector.
Dean is highly respected for his transformational leadership skills and for his vision and expertise in positioning the entities with which he has worked on a path of sustained growth. In his two years at ITI, Dean has moved the organization away from annual losses to achieving a significant fiscal surplus, successfully grown the membership by 20 percent, and dramatically improved the organization’s public presence.
Dean is also credited with bringing a new vision to policy advocacy by positing ITI as a convener of solutions to national problems. For example, ITI, through Dean’s leadership, helped to broker a solution on “net neutrality” that was ultimately adopted by the FCC.
Dean came to ITI after serving most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). While there, he was a member of the senior management team and was responsible for developing the association’s global strategies, securing accomplishment of key operational objectives, and forging industry alliances on behalf of the MPAA. He was also in charge of MPAA’s Research and Technology Departments and represented the association before legislative bodies and at key conferences around the world, including the European Commission and at Oxford University.
In addition, Dean is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and has been featured in several national and international publications representing the ICT industry on the issues that matter most to the sector. Dean was recently featured in Investor’s Daily providing his perspective on driving job creation in the United States.
Dean lives in Washington, DC with his wife and two children and serves on the Board of three educational institutions.