Board of Trustees

Don Dea, Board of Trustees

Don Dea


Co-founder, Fusion Productions


MBA, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Senior Executive Program, Sloan School of Management, MIT

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 leadership 2020 and 2025, 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 as chair of the board of directors for America’s VetDogs and for 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; on the board of directors for HIMSS Media, 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 and ASAE Executive Management Section Council; and on the advisory board for Educators Serving Educators. He is also past treasurer for America’s VetDogs and for the Guide Dog Foundation.

A fellow of the American Society of Association Executives, Dea received the 2021 ASAE Academy of Leaders Award recognizing leadership service for the association management profession.