Mr. Curtis Dean is an instructor with Eastern Kentucky University, an academic partner of the RDPC.
Mr. Dean has served on both sides of the microphone during his career. During his six years as news director at KICD Radio in Spencer, Iowa he received several awards of excellence for broadcast journalism. He then served 12 years as marketing and community relations director at Spencer Municipal Utilities (SMU), where he was the primary public spokesperson and media liaison for SMU's electric, water, and telecommunications utilities. Mr. Dean served as the resource conservation coordinator at Spencer Municipal Utilities, where he engaged in regular energy education efforts with customers individually and in groups. Currently, Mr. Dean is the telecommunications services coordinator at the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities in Ankeny, IowaMr. Mr. Dean is a graduate of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.