Board of Trustees

Don Dea


Cofounder, Fusion Productions


MBA, the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
MIT's distinguished Sloan School of Management's Senior Executive Program graduate
BA in economics, McDaniel College

A recognized authority on the Internet, association and nonprofit organizations, online education, mobile, and technology deployment, Don Dea is the cofounder 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. Dea has diverse perspectives, having served in executive, leadership, and operational positions in the commercial (Fortune 100, start-up); nonprofit, and government sectors.

He is the co-producer of digitalNow, an executive summit for association/nonprofit 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; and 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 currently serves as chair, Board of Directors, America's VetDogs and the Guide Dog Foundation. He has served on various nonprofit and for-profit boards, including as 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); past chair of the Industry Research Advisory Council (ASAE); past chair Membership Section Council (ASAE); and on ASAE Executive Management Section Council. He is also past treasurer, America's VetDogs & Guide Dog Foundation. Dea was elected to the American Society of Association Executives Fellows (FASAE).

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from McDaniel College, an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and graduated from MIT's distinguished Sloan School of Management's Senior Executive Program.

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