Owner, SmartSource Consulting
Curtis Dean has been involved in community broadband for 20 years. Curtis was closely involved in the planning and implementation of a new municipal broadband utility in Spencer, Iowa beginning in 1997. As part of the leadership team for that project, Curtis developed the business plans for the cable TV, telephone, and high-speed data services that the new utility would offer. In 2011, Curtis joined the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities as Broadband Services Coordinator, providing support for Iowa’s telecommunications utilities. In 2015 he established SmartSource Consulting to provide services to small telecommunications services, including project management, marketing, and strategic planning.
Curtis holds a Bachelor of Arts from Buena Vista University and an Executive Masters of Public Administration from the University of South Dakota.