Speakers Charisse Dean
Charisse Dean

Charisse Dean is a globally recognized senior executive whose capabilities shine in service to
others both professionally and personally — service that extends beyond the C-suite and soccer

Currently the SVP, Enterprise Director – Delivery Management and Business Process Re-
engineering at Aon. Charisse directs and implements companywide transformation through the
functions of business architecture, solution/service delivery, strategic planning, governance,
change and risk management. Her team is responsible for end-to-end planning, delivery and
operational support of new and existing enterprise solutions and processes. One of her most
recent achievements is delivering Aon Affinity’s new 5-year operating and technology strategy in
under 90 days.

Charisse attains satisfaction in seeing others thrive – especially career-driven women of color.
She feels that women of color are often the most undervalued and overlooked warriors in the
corporate American battlefield. Charisse spends her time coaching women on how to be
fearless, authentic, to strategically leverage their skill set and to stay vigilant for opportunities to
expand their network, knowledge, and salary. Charisse was appointed as the National Vice
President of Professional Development for African Americans during her tenure at AT&T. Her
goal: Build professional development opportunities for employees of color and continue to grow
their pathways towards fully breaking the company’s glass ceiling.

They strive to see people excel is not just limited to the corporate boardroom. Balancing life as a
wife, mother of three, and a mentor, she is committed to her children and community with her
involvement in their school PTOs, athletic and charitable organizations.

Charisse is a graduate of the University of Virginia, Master of Science in Information Technology
Management and George Mason University, Bachelors of Science in Decision Sciences and
Management of Information System. She is a member of Gartner’s Senior Advisory Council and
a member of the Women in Technology Network (WIT).

The focus of her life and work can be found in this phrase: “I will live my life in fearless pursuit of
love, service, and gratitude where mediocrity has no place”. That phrase is the driving force
behind her mission to be a change catalyst in the lives of those within her professional and
personal reach.