Co-Founder, Fusion Productions
MBA, the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
A recognized authority on the Internet, association strategy, online education, social networking, mobile, and technology deployment, Don Dea is the co-founder of Fusion Productions. He has written several books published by the ASAE Foundation on the Internet and eLearning, as well as articles on technology, health care 2020, mobile, technology innovation, business process transformation, and trends impacting associations. Mr. Dea has diverse perspectives having served in executive and leadership positions in the commercial (Fortune 100, start-up); non-profit, and government sectors.
He is the co-producer of digitalNow, an executive summit for association/non-profit leaders. Dea has a record of success in the global technology, marketing, real estate, and business development areas including the Xerox Corp, where he held senior management positions including general manager, U.S. Customer Operations, Indirect Channels; general manager, OEM/Value Added Reseller Channel. He is a co-founder of several high technology start-up companies and a construction firm. Dea served as special assistant to the Attorney General in the President's Executive Exchange Program.
Dea has served on various non-profit and for-profit boards including board chair, 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 (ASAE) and is past-chair of the Industry Research Advisory Council (ASAE) and past-chair Membership Section Council (ASAE). He serves on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Treasurer of the Guidedog Foundation and America's VetDogs, and on the ASAE Executive Management Section Council. Dea was elected to the American Society of Association Executive's Fellows (FASAE).