Kevin Dean is CEO of the Momentum Nonprofit Partners. Momentum works with 5,000 nonprofits in Memphis, addressing professional development needs of individuals and honing the talent that already exists. Its new programming model features three tiers: essential services for its members, professional development and training.
His previous positions include Executive Director of Literacy Mid-South, Community Services Director at Volunteer Memphis and Director of Development at Hope House. In 2005, Kevin led the Mid-South’s Hurricane Katrina volunteer clearinghouse effort, engaging more than 5000 volunteers in disaster recovery efforts. Because of his work in disaster relief efforts, he was appointed to serve on the National Disaster Advisory Council through the Points of Light Foundation in Washington, DC.
Kevin was named one of Memphis’ Top 40 Under 40 by Memphis Business Journal in 2011. He is the 2013 recipient of the Ruth J. Colvin and Frank C. Laubach Award for Excellence in Community-Based Adult Literacy from ProLiteracy in Washington, DC. Kevin won the Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Award from the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence in 2015. He was also named a Power Player by Memphis Business Quarterly/Inside Memphis Business in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018. Kevin was also the recipient of the 2015 Innovation Awards by Inside Memphis Business. In 2018, he was honored as an exceptional Bridge Builders alumni by BRIDGES, Inc.
Kevin received his Bachelor’s in Communications from the University of Memphis in 2002. In 2009, he completed his Master’s Degree in Executive Leadership from Christian Brothers University. He is currently a doctoral student at Vanderbilt University.