Dean Jarrett

Dean Jarrett

SVP | Chief Communications Officer at The Martin Agency
Richmond, United States

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SVP | Chief Communications Officer
Sometimes unorthodox, but always entertaining, Dean is known for shredding it on the dance floor, his Southern expressions and his ability to carry on a conversation with even inanimate objects.
Dean joined the agency in 1989 as a true hybrid of the advertising and public relations communications disciplines. Trained in journalism, he serves as the national media liaison for the agency, working regularly with industry editors and reporters at The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Advertising Age and Adweek, to name a few.
Outside of work, Dean is a member of the National Public Relations Committee of the American Association of Advertising Agencies; a founding member and former chairman of the board of Homeward, Richmond's Regional Response to Homelessness; and served as a board member of The Healing Place, a substance abuse recovery center in Richmond. He also loves golf, cycling and skiing.
In his time at the agency, Dean has taken on a variety of special projects, including helping the GEICO Gecko publish a book. That one, Dean would say, “made him as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs." 

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