Tom Van Dean

Senior Associate

Tom Van Dean is a public affairs professional with experience in policy research, issue advocacy, and grassroots mobilization. Prior to joining The Herald Group, Tom worked as a Government Affairs Fellow at the American Conservative Union. There he worked in tandem with third-party organizations and activists on producing advocacy campaigns directed toward Congress, the public, and other institutions. Before this, Tom interned at the Council of Europe’s Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center, and on Capitol Hill.

Tom graduated from The George Washington University in December 2020 with a B.A. in International Affairs. He also serves as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve.