Dean serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Veritiv. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s HR strategies, policies and initiatives, and oversight of Corporate Communications.
Prior to joining Veritiv in March 2019, Dean was Chief Human Resources Officer at Caraustar Industries, Inc., an Atlanta-based manufacturer of recycled materials. Previously, he was Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President – Human Resources for Axiall Corporation, a chemical and building products manufacturer. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Administrative Officer for BlueLinx Corporation, a North American building products distributor.
Dean also held Human Resources leadership positions at Corrections Corporation of America and Arby’s Restaurant Group. He began his career as a lawyer, and spent seven years as Senior Counsel – Employment/HR for Georgia-Pacific Corporation.
Dean holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law, and a MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.