• Dean Aguillen


    Dean Aguillen has been with OGR for more than a decade, developing and executing government relations campaigns for top United States corporations and trade associations.

    Prior to joining OGR, Aguillen served as director of Member services in the Office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In this capacity, Aguillen was Pelosi’s chief liaison to Democratic Members, Member caucuses and their staffs, and advised them on legislative strategy, parliamentary procedures, and floor scheduling. Prior to that, Dean held various positions in Pelosi’s leadership office during her tenure as Democratic Whip and as Minority Leader.

    During the Clinton Administration, Dean was chief of staff to the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs in the U.S. Department of Labor. At Labor, Dean served a dual role as both liaison and advocate for labor legislation. He promoted the Clinton Administration’s ambitious agenda managing the agency’s relationships throughout the executive and legislative branches of the government

    Named one of the 40 most influential lobbyists under the age of 40 by Washingtonian Magazine, and one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States by Hispanic Business Magazine, Aguillen has established strong relationships with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and other Member organizations in the House and Senate. Leveraging his relations with Members and their staffs, including key committee staff, Dean has successfully lobbied many high-profile issues such as tax extenders, tech policy and transportation.

    Earlier in his career, Dean held numerous positions on the legislative staffs of Members of Congress and worked as a campaign manager and finance director for Democratic candidates on both federal and state-level campaigns. Throughout his years in Washington, Aguillen has served as an adviser to numerous candidates and campaigns. Aguillen has been able to draw on his experience within Democratic party leadership to advise candidates and new Members in navigating committee assignments, organizing their offices, and developing relationships with leaders and colleagues.

    Dean is a founding member of the Hispanic Lobbyist Association and was honored to receive their inaugural Avanza Award in 2014 for his promotion of Hispanics in American politics. He was appointed to the DNC’s Credential Committee in 2008 and the DNC’s Rules Committee in 2016. He was appointed by President Obama to the board of the DC Selective Service System and continues to serve in this position. Aguillen served or continues to serve on the boards of the Hispanic Federation, the Latino Victory Fund, the Hispanic Advisory Counsel for the March of Dimes, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. He is a past Chairman of the Board for Avance, Inc., a national nonprofit organization based in San Antonio, Texas, focusing on early childhood education.

    Aguillen holds a master’s degree in public communications from American University and a bachelor’s degree in political science and communications, radio-television from Stephen F. Austin State University.

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