Dean shares Target’s history and commitment to education as well as the results of applying design thinking to change the way education is perceived.

About the speaker

Dean has spent his entire career involved in education and learning. He began as a high school English and speech teacher and was selected as an Outstanding Speech Coach of the Year in Iowa before moving into the corporate world. He became the marketing manager for MECC, a leading developer of educational software (originators of The Oregon Trail). He opened the Midwest office for Connors Communications and assisted many companies in building their brands in the education marketplace. Over 10 years ago he joined Target and today serves as Target’s Senior Group Manager of Community Relations, supporting initiatives in K-3 reading and leading efforts in the integration of Design Thinking into strategy and planning.

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