Jim Dean "is the chair of Democracy for America (DFA), a political action committee founded by his brother, Governor Howard Dean. DFA's mission is to strengthen citizen participation in the political process, including the recruitment, support, and election of fiscally responsible and socially progressive candidates to all levels of government.
"Jim has worked with Democracy for America since it was founded in March of 2003. He had previously worked on Howard Dean's Presidential Campaign since its beginning in 2002, and was responsible for a variety of campaign functions, including fundraising, surrogate work, political organizing in his home state of Connecticut, and supporting several additional DFA state organizations.
"Prior to the Presidential Campaign, Jim worked in the Marketing Research business for about fifteen years, holding senior positions in business development, marketing, and sales at Yankelovich Partners Inc. and Greenfield Online Inc."