C12 Chair since 2018

Territory Served

With over 40 years of experience in project engineering, general management, and process improvement consulting, with a variety of organizations from Fortune 500 companies to smaller firms, Dean has consistently sought to add value through a focus on continuous improvement. Prior to becoming an Associate Chair with the C12Group Greater Charlotte, Dean was a manager with Duke Energy, a Senior LEAN Consultant with Invistics, founder and president of Effective Focus Insights, a published author, and a regular speaker and workshop leader nationally and internationally. Dean is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering. Dean has been married to his wonderful bride, best friend, and talented professional artist, Leigh, since 1977. They have three married children, and six amazing grandchildren (and counting). As a family, the Williams’ have sought, by God’s grace, to live out the words of Joshua when he said, “…. but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord,” as they integrate their lives and their work with their faith. To that end Dean and Leigh have been actively involved in the church, community, and mission outreach including Dean serving as a Deacon, Elder, and Sunday School teacher, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, Samaritans Purse, Charlotte Serve, Charlotte Rescue Mission, Wings of Eagles Ranch, and others, as well as participating in and leading numerous short term missions trips to eastern Europe.