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Dean Wilkerson, JD, MBA, CAE

Executive Director, American College of Emergency Physicians

Dean Wilkerson joined the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) as Executive Director in 2004.  He was National Executive Director and CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for 11 years before joining ACEP.  Prior to joining MADD, Dean was a corporate attorney with a Dallas law firm for six years.

Dean has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), is the past Chairman of ASAE’s Key Professional Associations Committee, and has Chaired the Specialty Society CEO Coalition (S2C2), a group of the chief executives of the largest national medical specialty societies.

Dean earned his law degree from the University of Texas, an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley, and his BA from the University of Arkansas.