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Gavin Dean Honored by The State

Gavin Dean, a 2000 graduate of Washington and Lee, has been named one of the “20 under 40” honorees by The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C. The 20 young professionals are, according to the newspaper, “making an impact on the community and also show great promise for tomorrow.”

Gavin is senior project manager for Aetna and an active member of the community. He was a 2010 member of Leadership Columbia and is a Pawmetto Lifeline Associate Board member and foster parent for shelter pets. A politics major at W&L, Gavin received an international master of business administration degree (IMBA) from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

The State asked him about a life-changing experience. Gavin referred to his wife, fellow W&L alum Emma Thomas Dean, a 2003 graduate: “Emma’s passion, commitment and enthusiasm make me want to be a better person every day. Meeting Emma at Washington and Lee showed me the powerful impact that committed leaders can have on a community.”

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