Dean Michael Mead


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.

Cornell University, Bachelor’s

Professional Credentials
Certified Government Financial Manager

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

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

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