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Mark S. Deion is the President and owner of DEION ASSOCIATES & STRATEGIES, INC. His entire professional career has been dedicated to furthering the causes of business development domestically and internationally.

Mr. Deionís domestic activities focus on strategic planning and development for a broad range of companies and industry sectors. These services are provided to viable companies but also serve as a critical service to companies in turnaround requiring crisis management. Additionally, internet planning and web site development have become a key service which is offered to numerous companies and organizations.

While working towards business development in the US with various client companies, Mr. Deion has also worked extensively with many government agencies such as the US Small Business Administration, the US Department of Commerce, the US Securities & Exchange Commission. He communicates frequently with members of Congress and other US Government agencies to promote business development initiatives. Many of the educational programs which he has developed have been used by government agencies, colleges, universities and trade organizations.

While working with various business development initiatives including access to capital, fair lending practices, and the creation of programs to foster business training and development in numerous venues, Mr. Deion is also involved in other issues as well. He works extensively with legislative reform regarding: healthcare, prescription drug costs, minority and women-owned businesses, taxation, and international trade. He can frequently be found in Washington, D.C. representing many of the interests of the business owner, citizen or consumer.

Mr. Deion has also applied many of these skills to business development in the Former Soviet Union (FSU). He maintains numerous strategic alliances with US and FSU entities which facilitate many of these activities. Some of his business development programs have been presented to private companies and government representatives in Ukraine, Latvia and Belarus. He has also trained professionals who present development programs in the FSU.


Affiliations:

DEION ASSOCIATES & STRATEGIES, INC. is affiliated with numerous business organizations dedicated to enhancing business development initiatives on the domestic and international forefront. Mr. Deion serves on various Boards and committees and maintains an extensive network of professional relationships to promote business development.


WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON SMALL BUSINESS (WHCSB)
  Elected Delegate to the 1995 Conference.
Author of one of the final 60 recommendations in support of the US Small Business Administration which was approved by the national delegation. A final report of these 60 recommendations was presented to President Clinton and to the US Congress.
Additional information about the WHCSB can be found at:
  http://www.whcsb.org
http://www.sba.gov/ADVO

WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON SMALL BUSINESS (WHCSB) IMPLEMENTATION TEAM
  Elected Region I Chair Open Forum Issue Area to continue the local, regional and national efforts to further the implementation of WHCSB recommendations.

RI SMALL BUSINESS ALLIANCE
  Vice-Chair Board of Directors
 
Coordinator:

RI Salute to Small Business
SBA Regional Partnership Conference
  http://www.risba.org


SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION FORUM ON CAPITAL FORMATION
  Participant
Annual national conference to review capital formation issues which are compiled into a report presented to Congress and the President.
Additional information about this forum can be found at:
  http://www.sec.gov
The Small Business Forum Data can be accessed at:
  http://www.sec.gov/smbus/sbforum.htm

GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
  Member
Lecturer on business development and internet develoment.
Additional information about the Chamber can be found at:
  http://www.provchamber.com

NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
  Member: Legislative Committee
Additional information about the Chamber can be found at:
  http://www.nrichamber.com

CENTRAL RHODE ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
  Member
Additional information about the Chamber can be found at:
  http://www.centralrichamber.com

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS (NFIB)
  Member
Additional information can be found at:
  http://www.nfibonline.com

NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS UNITED (NSBU)
 
Member:

Board of Trustees
Economic Development Committee
Additional information can be found at:
  http://www.nsbu.org

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (IIBD)
  Strategic alliance with IIBD Kiev, Ukraine
Additional information about IIBD can be found at:
  http://www.iibd.iptelecom.net.ua/
  It might be necessary to attempt access at various times due to Ukrainian server downtimes.

THE ROUND TABLE GROUP
  Participating Scholar

The Round Table Group is a consortium of international scholars who provide consulting services, professional advice and written articles to various business clients/organizations and publications.
Additional information about The Round Table Group can be found at:
  http://www.round.table.com

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF RHODE ISLAND, INC.
  Member: Board of Trustees
Coordinator: web site development:
  http://www.rija.org

NATIONAL CONSUMERS LEAGUE
  Member
  http://www.nclnet.org

ELECTRIC CONSUMERS ALLIANCE
  Member
  http://www.electricconsumers.org

Former Affiliations:

GORE-CHERNOMYRDIN COMMISSION: SMALL BUSINESS WORKING GROUP (GCC SBWG)
  Appointed as 1 of 20 Americans to facilitate business development with the United States and the Russian Federation. A cooperative effort between the US Small Business Administration and the Russian State Committee for the Support and Development of Small Business.

RI SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ADVISORY COUNCIL
  Appointed
Chair: Technology Committee (web site development).
Member: Executive Committee, Legislative Committee

SMALLER BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF NEW ENGLAND (SBANE)
  Member: Board of Trustees
Additional information can be found at:
  http://www.sbane.org

VERIZON CUSTOMER ADVISORY BOARD
  Appointed

SBA4 SMALL BUSINESS ALLIANCE FOR FAIR UTILITY DEREGULATION
  State Chair

ALLIANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCACY
  Member

RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS LEADS UNLIMITED
  President

Recognitions:

Vision 2000
Models of Excellence Award

Presidential Recognition

District Director's Award

Consultant of the Year

Service Award

Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer Award

 
US Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy 1999

White House Conference on Small Business 1995

US Small Business Administration 1996

RI Small Business Development Center 1991

Roger Williams University 1996

RI Multiple Sclerosis Society

Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
Brown University Book Award

Jewish War Veterans Brotherhood Award


Mark S. Deion - President
Mark S. Deion - President
Deion Associates & Strategies, Inc.


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