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Information Technology Empowerment Center names Patrick Dean as Board President

Thursday, March 5, 2015   (0 Comments)
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March 5, 2015
Contact: Kirk Riley, Executive Director

Information Technology Empowerment Center names Patrick Dean as Board President

LANSING, MI “ In a crucial growth period, the Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC) is pleased to announce Patrick Dean as Board President.

Patrick is the Business Development Director at Dean Transportation, a Lansing-based transportation services provider. Patrick started at Dean in 2007 and has been responsible for Support Service, Operations and Special Projects throughout Dean Transportation and Dean Trailways of Michigan. Having grown up in the transportation industry, Patrick provides Dean Transportation with a unique perspective for leading the industry into the 21st Century.

Patrick Dean has a long history of nonprofit board service, including Highfields Inc., St. Vincent Catholic Charities, the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, and ITEC. Patrick is also a public member of the Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons for the State of Michigan.

Patrick's commitment to educational access and quality will strengthen ITEC's mission to build bright futures for Michigan youth through innovative educational programs.

"I appreciate the opportunity to lead the ITEC board," said Patrick Dean. "I am confident in our ability to help lead, provide resources, and expand ITEC's impact locally. We have had great success in my two years on the board, and I look forward to even more."

"ITEC is pleased to have Patrick Dean as Board President," said Kirk Riley, Executive Director of ITEC. "He is a proven leader with a long-standing commitment to his community and to  educational access, a crucial area of emphasis for ITEC. Patrick is a great ambassador for the City of Lansing and the State of Michigan. His leadership will help ITEC grow our programs for at-risk youth and develop talent for jobs that require strong math and technology skills."


Mixing science and fun, ITEC ( builds tomorrow's scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs. ITEC is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that works with children and youth in the Capital Region to create excitement for coursework and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). ITEC's mission is to enable Lansing area residents to acquire technological skills that will allow them to participate in a fast-paced global economy.

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