A seasoned journalist with an extensive background in covering business and commercial real estate news, Dean manages public relations, crisis management, government and community relations and strategic planning programs for a diverse roster of clients in the business, education, government and health care sectors. Dean began his career in journalism as a reporter and editor with the Paterson (NJ) Evening News. He then joined Gannett Suburban Newspapers, and during his nine years with Gannett served as a general news editor before moving to the Business and Real Estate News Department. There he was an editor, writer and reporter, and worked with Geoff Thompson on the development of the newspaper’s award winning Business section. Dean and Geoff then went on to launch Thompson & Bender in 1986. At Thompson & Bender, Dean has managed numerous award-winning campaigns for such clients as Simone Development Companies, First Niagara Bank, The Community Preservation Corporation, Brynwood Golf & Country Club, Blythedale Children’s Hospital, Pace University and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Dean serves on the Board of Directors of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Westchester.