Dean Peterson, Corporate Director of Communications
Dean Peterson has a wide range of experience in the public affairs and policy fields, and spent 20 years in Washington, D.C. in a variety of roles. Dean’s last job was as the longtime Chief of Staff to retired U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad, one of the nation’s true leaders in recovery advocacy and policy. Dean also worked for U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen (MN), as well as former U.S. Rep. Bill Schuette (MI) and U.S. Sen. Rudy Boschwitz (MN), and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Dean’s strategic ability, experience and communication skills helped him advance several important legislative initiatives, including the Wellstone-Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity law. He has wide knowledge on a number of other policy matters, ranging from those under the purview of the Ways and Means Committee, on which Ramstad served, to addiction, treatment and recovery policy issues.