Regional Director of Latin America, International Republican Institute
Brian Dean joined the International Republican Institute (IRI) in 1999. He currently serves as Regional Program Director for Latin and the Caribbean a position he has held since January 2003. As Regional Program Director, Dean oversees programs for Bolivia, Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Venezuela.
Prior to IRI, Dean spent 10 years in Washington, D.C. working in the United States House of Representatives. Dean served as Chief of Staff to Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI). Dean also coordinated congressional campaigns and oversaw fundraising operations on a volunteer basis.
A Wisconsin native, Dean graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989 with degrees in political science, Ibero-American studies, and Portuguese.