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Dean Michael Mead

Partner, Government & Public Sector Sub-Line Leader

Direct: 334.348.6529
Mobile: 914-497-3293

With over 35 years of experience in government finance, including 24 years at the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), most recently as Assistant Director of Research and Technical Activities, and Coordinator for the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council (GASAC), Dean has an unparalleled knowledge of accounting and financial reporting standards for state and local governments. Clients benefit from his technical expertise and unique aptitude for communicating about complicated topics in language that is easily understandable to anyone. Dean supports government clients in implementing new standards, answers clients’ technical questions, provides accounting training for government staff and CPA firms, and supports the clients of CRI’s consulting, audit, and Single Audit services. He is a frequent and popular speaker at the conferences, seminars, and webinars of professional organizations and at CRI’s own webinars and events.

Years of Experience



Cornell University, Bachelor’s

Professional & Civic Leadership
  • Election site volunteer, Palm Beach County Board of Elections, Florida
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting
  • Board of Directors, Southern Municipal Finance Society
  • Reviewer, GFOA Financial Reporting Certificate Program
Professional Credentials

Certified Government Financial Manager

  • Award of Excellence, National Federation of Municipal Analysts
  • Two time recipient of the Award for Most Effective Citizen Education, Governmental Research Association
  • Distinguished Research Award, Governmental Research Association
I am a practitioner and advocate of meditation, mindfulness, and Buddhism.


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