Board of Trustees

Don Dea, Board of Trustees

Don Dea


Co-founder, Fusion Productions

Chair, Board of Directors, America’s VetDogs

Chair, Board of Directors, the Guide Dog Foundation


MBA, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Senior Executive Program, MIT Sloan School of Management

BA in Economics, McDaniel College

About Don Dea

Don Dea is co-founder of Fusion Productions and co-producer of digitalNow, an executive summit for association/non-profit leaders now in its 18th year of operation. He has authored several books published by the ASAE Foundation on the internet, digital transformation, and online education, as well as articles on technology, health care 2020, mobile, technology innovation, and association leadership and governance.

Dea has served in executive roles in global technology, marketing, and corporate real estate, including the Xerox Corp, (General Manager, U.S. Customer Operations; General Manager, Indirect Channels; General Manager, OEM/Value Added Reseller Channel; and Manager, Corporate Real Estate). He is a co-founder of several high-technology companies and a construction firm. He also served as a special assistant to the attorney general in the President’s Executive Exchange Program.

Dea also serves on the board of HIMSS Media. He has served on various non-profit and for-profit boards, including board chair, Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired; the Board of Directors, Salvation Army and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE); as past-chair of the Industry Research Advisory Council (ASAE); as past-chair ASAE Membership Section Council; ASAE Executive Management Section Council; and Advisory Board, Educators Serving Educators. He is also past treasurer for America’s VetDogs and for the Guide Dog Foundation.