Bio for Gregory Dean
Chief Counsel (Sen. Enzi)
U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
Gregory Dean is the Chief Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, for Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming, the lead Republican on the Committee. In addition, Mr. Dean also is the Pension Policy Director for the Committee as well as is responsible for staffing Senator Enzi on the Senate Finance Committee for tax retirement policy. Prior to joining the HELP Committee, he was the Staff Director for the Subcommittee on Securities and Investment of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs of the U.S. Senate. The Subcommittee is responsible for oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Wall Street as well as the insurance and related industries.
Before joining the Banking Committee staff, Mr. Dean was the Finance Counsel for the Committee on Small Business of the U.S. House of Representatives where he was responsible for tax and banking issues. In addition, he was previously the Banking Counsel for the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the U.S. Senate. Prior to working for the U.S. Congress, Mr. Dean was Assistant General Counsel for FINRA (then known as NASD Regulation, Inc.) the primary regulatory entity for the broker/dealer industry and the regulator for the NASDAQ stock market.
Mr. Dean began his career in Washington, DC, with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy where he served as the Assistant Chief Counsel for Banking and Finance. The Office of Advocacy is the small business watchdog within the federal government mandated by law to represent the views of small businesses before the federal government and the U.S. Congress. Mr. Dean was primarily responsible for working with the federal banking and securities regulators to ensure that the small business concerns were including in the implementation of regulations for the banking and securities industries.
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