Dean Garfield

President & CEO
Information Technology Industry Council

As President and CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), Dean C. Garfield leads the most effective and respected global advocacy organization for the world’s most innovative companies. Dean has worked to foster a policy environment that embraces cutting-edge research, and game-changing technologies as central to achieving sustained job creation.

Dean was appointed by President Obama to the President’s Trade Advisory Council and was recently appointed to the Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Automation.

He received a joint degree from New York University School of Law and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Administration and International Affairs at Princeton University. He was a Ford-Rockefeller as well as a Root-Tilden-Snow scholar.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Dean is a naturalized U.S. citizen who resides in Washington, DC with his wife and two daughters.



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