John Dean holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Human Resources degree from Webster University. He has over 12 years of experience in municipal government management. He retired from the United States Army after 20 years of service on active duty. He is an International City/County Manager Association- Credentialed Manager. He has served as the chairman for two ICMA task forces to assist veterans in transitioning into local government.
John has been married to his wife Sheila for more than thirty years. They have two grown children and four grandchildren.