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Mark S. Deion is the President and Owner of DEION ASSOCIATES & STRATEGIES, INC. He has 45+ years of experience dealing with a vast array of businesses and related issues.

Whether it be financial or strategic planning, operational review and oversight, CEO services or crisis management, Mr. Deion brings a full range of business expertise to the client engagement. His extensive range of alliances with various other professionals ensures that client needs are definitively addressed.

While working towards business development in the United States with various client companies, Mr. Deion has worked extensively with many government agencies such as the US Small Business Administration, the US Department of Commerce, and the US Securities & Exchange Commision. He communicates frequently with members of Congress and other US Government Agencies to promote business development initiatives. Many of the educational programs which he has developed have been used by government agencies, colleges, universities and trade organizations.

While working with various business development initiatives including access to capital, fair lending practices, and the creation of programs to foster business training and development in numerous venues, Mr. Deion also works extensively with legislative reform regarding: Healthcare, prescription drug costs, minority and women-owned businesses, taxation and international trade. He can frequently be found in Washington, D.C. advocating for many of these initiatives.

Mr. Deion's expertise was used to facilitate the creation of a business development center in the Former Soviet Union and he has consulted with various private enterprises and government agencies in countries of the Former Soviet Union.

Affiliations

DEION ASSOCIATES & STRATEGIES, INC. is affiliated with numerous business organizations dedicated to enhancing business development initiatives on the domestic and international forefront. Mr. Deion serves on various Boards and committees and maintains an extensive network of professional relationships to promote business development.

Current

University of Rhode Island College of Business                                                                   Adjunct Professor
RI SBA Economic Summit; Economic Development Committee                                        Chairperson
Board Trustee National Small Business Association                                                           Associate
Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce                                                                       Member
RI Lt. Governor's Permanent Small Business Advisory Council                                         Member

Former

Gore-Chernomyrdin Commission: Small Business Working Group                                 Presidential Appointment
White House Conference on Small Business                                                                      Elected Delegate
Securities & Exchange Commission Forun on Capital Formation                                    Participant
International Institute for Business Development; Kiev, Ukraine                                      Associate
The Round Table Group                                                                                                         Participating Scholar
Junior Achievement of Rhode Island, Inc.                                                                           Board of Trustees
National Consumers League                                                                                                 Member
Electric Consumers Alliance                                                                                                 Member
SBA4 Small Business Alliance for Fair Utility Deregulation                                              RI State Chair
Verizon Customer Advisory Board                                                                                       Appointed
RI Small Business Administration Advisory Council                                                         Appointed
RI Healthcare Reform Commission                                                                                      Appointed
RI Lt. Governor's Healthy RI Task Force                                                                              Appointed
Assurant Health Insurance Group                                                                                        Appointed
National Commission on Correctional Health Care                                                            Participant
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists                                                       Participant
National Community Pharmacist Association                                                                     Member
HealthRight                                                                                                                              Member
Alliance for Small Business Academy                                                                                  Member
Smaller Business Association of New England                                                                   Board of Trustees
National Federation of Independent Business                                                                     Member
Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce                                                                         Member
Northern RI Chamber of Commerce                                                                                      Member
RI Business Leads Unlimited                                                                                                 President

Recognitions

White House Conference on Small Business                                                                      Presidential Recongnition
US Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy                                                     Vision 2000 Models of Excellence
RI US Small Business Administtration                                                                                 District Director's Award
Central RI Chamber of Commerce                                                                                        Business Mentor of the Year
RI Small Business Develpment Center                                                                                 Consultant of the Year
Roger Williams University                                                                                                     Service Award
RI Multiple Sclerosis Society                                                                                                 Volunteer of the Year
Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce                                                                        Volunteer Award

Seminar/Lecture Clients

Brown University                                                                                                                   Brown Venture Forum                                                       Brown University Center for Foreign Policy Develpment; Minsk, Belarus                      Bryant College              
Institute of Management Consultants                                                                                 Johnson & Wales University
Laika, Ltd.; Riga, Latvia                                                                                                        Naval Education & Training Center
Providence College                                                                                                               Rhode Island College
Roger Williams University                                                                                                    Salve Regina University
Sumy Regional Government; Sumy, Ukraine                                                                     University of Rhode Island
 
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Providence Business News                       Providence Journal                                  New Hampshire Business Review        

"Mark has the critical thinking capabilities to analyze a business situation accurately and then to quickly communicate on what problem solving process or project management plan needs to be executed. I have seen him work effectively and efficiently with several management teams to get the desired results."   - John C.John C.